The inadequacy of words


Never say ‘I love you’
if you mean it,
’cause it’s such a worn-out phrase,
diluted into such a commonness
that it’s become a mess
of empty words
that can’t be taken seriously
for being the most commonplace of all.
No, if you really mean it,
make it better,
make it deeper,
make it art
with thoughtfulness,
consideration and profundity,
so that at least it gives some after-thought
and is remembered,
like a riddle and enigma,
like a poem with more substance
than just superficiality
with something worth sustaining
and remembering for lasting treasurableness.


© aurelio 2023
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Treasurableness. What a lovely invention. Your poem rings true and reminds us actions speak the loudest. Well done.

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