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Prompt #131, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

November 14, 2012


Unexpectedly, love

(not your usual love poem)

We Write Poems:  

Write a personal love poem, and do so without using the word “love” itself in your poem. That was our poetic challenge for this week. Whatsoever else about how to address your poem we left for you to say. We did however invite us to look beyond the obvious and cliche, to look some deeper or more broadly into that very intimate of experiences, maybe even landing somewhere unexpectedly in what you observe and have to share in this regard of love.

Time now please to share your vision and understanding with us.


Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!

Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. November 14, 2012 12:10 am

    Hello, everyone! Mine is a slightly older poem, but it loyally expresses what love has meant to me so far:

    • November 16, 2012 10:04 pm

      (can’t comment on your blog, so… )
      I write more from and to the visual image. Rather here, the experience is sonic, and this poem is a pleasing thing to land upon the ear. My thanks.

  2. November 14, 2012 12:13 am

    Mine is a combination of prompts,


  3. November 14, 2012 12:15 am

    Much unexpectedly, yea.

  4. November 14, 2012 2:44 am

    This is my first time here and really enjoyed this prompt! Thank you! Looking forward to reading other posts as well!

  5. November 14, 2012 3:28 am

    Here’s mine.

    ~ Misky

  6. November 14, 2012 3:44 am which was written last Wednesday.. I’ve written another couple since: A Bad Day (yesterday) and today. updating the situation!

  7. November 14, 2012 4:22 am

    Went and reached the bottom of the Magician’s hat of memories for this one. I think we’ve all been ‘here’ one time or another. And I’m so glad to not have been ‘there’ for a very long time. Back to try and read later after other routines have been tackled. Cheers.

  8. November 14, 2012 4:42 am

    I did say *love*…in the title, so it doesn’t count. 🙂

    where is love?

  9. November 14, 2012 6:19 am

    This week….the mystery of the Alabaster Box.

    N.B. The poem is in a PDF format. You’ll need to click on the image (or the link) to view it in Adobe Reader. If you have trouble viewing it, please leave a comment on the post.


  10. November 14, 2012 6:38 am

    My “love” poem can be found at

  11. November 14, 2012 7:11 am

    I think that most of my poems end up being love poems without the word “love” (though I snuck it into the title of this one): New York Love Spell #1.

    And here’s a second that almost ended up fitting the theme, just for good measure… it has “loving” in it at one point, so it semi-counts: Caveat

  12. November 14, 2012 7:33 am

    Truly, not your usual love poem………………..
    That word

  13. November 14, 2012 8:18 am

    This was lots of fun!

  14. November 14, 2012 12:17 pm

    Hello! this is my submission, I wrote it one week ago. cheers!

  15. November 14, 2012 5:02 pm

    I have to post this here, sorry.

    You are not perfect
    Though wit, eyes, and sex
    Shoot arrows aimed well

  16. November 15, 2012 7:32 am

    Just love this prompt. Here is my poem:

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