S.zaynub Kamoonpuri


Bed of Roses Or Thorns.


Ooh man, life could well
be a bed of roses
If only love alone
sprinkled from the hoses.

If only love flowed like
an endless stream
If only love didn't end
like a dream.

In all certainty, the
antonym of love
plunges you in the bed
of thorns
Much unlike the agile yet
peaceful dove
love grows weeds, rust
and horns!

I so pity the lovelorn, the
lovesick, the forlorn
whose lover flew out
the window last morn

But I know too of pure
loves that outlast the
storms
for one, they didn't
begin in high school
dorms.

They weren't
instantaneous and
impulsive loves for sure
Less whimsical,
and within the bounds
of the marital bond
their love tis bound to
endure.
In the blissful
hammock of wedlock
fickle lovers simply cannot rock.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Edited: Monday, February 10, 2014

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My religion forbids premarital physical love.

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  • Kaikubad Ali (6/10/2014 5:46:00 AM)

    awesome..... this poor bug can only be astonished with open mouth to read this poem....: D (Report) Reply

  • Melikhaya Zagagana (4/18/2014 10:53:00 AM)

    Makes us hold on to what we have and what we know, may be that 'if' is all we need. i love this poem i really do, i have never been so honest about loving something like this. (Report) Reply

  • John Westlake (2/27/2014 5:43:00 AM)

    I really like this one. Clearly well thought out. As you pointed out, not all love is physical. (Report) Reply

  • Elias Uddin (2/21/2014 8:34:00 AM)

    If only love flowed like
    an endless stream
    If only love didn't end
    like a dream.

    TRUE! (Report) Reply

  • April Pearl (2/11/2014 11:47:00 PM)

    The poem's about lovers who last long in blissful wedlock despite all the struggles...good one (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (2/10/2014 12:59:00 AM)

    I so pity the lovelorn, the
    lovesick, the forlorn
    whose lover flew out
    the window last morn

    But I know too of pure
    loves that outlast the
    storms
    for one, they didn't
    begin in high school
    dorms. mm

    love these lines, , , , this is a beautiful write, , , (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (2/7/2014 3:38:00 AM)

    I so pity the lovelorn, the
    lovesick, the forlorn
    whose lover flew out
    the window last morn

    cultures may differ, but the feelings are the same...Good poem on chastity... (Report) Reply

  • Elias Uddin (2/3/2014 2:11:00 AM)

    In all certainty, the
    antonym of love
    plunges you in the bed
    of thorns
    Much unlike the agile yet
    peaceful dove
    love grows weeds, rust
    and horns! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (2/2/2014 10:21:00 PM)

    ........love is everything...you have to be sure it is true....so when you jump in the bed with your love, it will be roses and not thorns...nice write I enjoyed it very much.. wish I wrote this one... (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/31/2014 10:59:00 PM)

    Unlike the love begun in high school dorms, pure love outlasts the storms! !

    'In conjugal bliss's
    hammock
    fickle lovers cannot rock.'

    You are so right Saynub.... Beautiful presentation of valid truths! ! Enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

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