Love in Ten Lines

Love is a rose.

You can’t pick love

because love won’t grow

if love is extracted.

Love turns to thorns

when you’ve missed love.

You lose your love

when possessive of love,

Love in your mind,

Love in your heart.


This poem was partially inspired by “Love is a Rose” by Linda Ronstadt.


“Love is worth everything we pay.” From The Mask of Zorro: “I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You”


Thanks to Blair King for generating this prompt idea. You can read the full post at .

Now, it’s your turn. See if you can write a poem about love in ten lines. The word “love” must be in every line, and each line can only have four words. If you have a blog, I challenge you to post your poem there along with a quotation about love as I have done. If not, you can share in the comment field below. Any way you do it, I’d love to hear from you about love.


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