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Love is patient, Love is kind....
Love shakes you by the hair and screws with your mind.

Love is giving , Love is sweet...
Love robs you of your innocence and leaves you incomplete.

Love is true and Love takes time...
Love's falsehood has you screaming and committing a crime.

Make Love, they say, Love, not War...
Only till he goes psycho and has to settle the score.

Then it is backbiting and bitching and breaking of hearts
and name calling and cursing and throwing of tarts.
And hissing and hating and having hysterics;
no more "honey", and  "hotstuff" and seeing of clerics;
to exchange sacred vows in front of family and friends
Love not so unconditional now, and it all depends...

Eternity was promised and invitation were mailed
But that was before love was so intentionally derailed.

love is broken, love is lost
love can be fixed, but what a cost!
keep your promises of love, offer me only lust
and play me with passion, till love turns to dust.

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