Elixir of Life

"If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?"Lily Tomlin

The realm of love is a ponderous one
For love consists of many independent reactions.
Plutonic reactions equate to love,
As does the chemistry of two hearts.
To love is to be open to all possibilities.
Heartbreak is not a tragedy from which we can be shielded.
Intense joy can be a perk of the game
Unrequited love can tear the soul apart
with longing for the unreachable gold
Love is an emotion which everyone craves.
Like a roaring fire on an ice-tipped night
or a flask in the scorching desert plains.
Its comfort envelopes young naivety,
Its pain rips open old wounds.
Love is an aperture to a boundless wonderland,
leaving a path of destruction in its wake.
Love is a catalyst in the journey of life,
Full of trials and tribulations.
Love can be made and destroyed,
A symbol of past and present,
and the elixir of life.

Poetry by Caila Ihle
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Written on 2006-07-31 at 05:26

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