What If Love

What if love was simply love devoid of adjectives?
‘Cause each extra act of fondness adds to the total
Though I’m enchanted by an overflowing heart

What if we freely gave love, with no expectations?
‘Cause we have nothing to lose, except for anxieties
Fading away like sunset colours and a warm kiss

Do not pity the world, it’s brimming still with love!
We can all lay a claim on love and cherish the day
‘Cause now let’s be honest, everyone loves love.

PS. Happy Valentine’s Day, in advance! ♥

Khaya Ronkainen
Khaya Ronkainen is a writer, poet and creative professional. Her blog focuses on all things poetry and creative nonfiction.


  1. As a lover of love, I fully concur with these sentiments Khaya!! May you be surrounded by love today and always 💗💕💗

  2. “What if love was simply love devoid of adjectives?” Insightful idea, Khaya.
    Often adjectives diminish the power of the singular subject noun. In this case, ‘love’. It needs no embellishment. It simply ‘is’ in all its largeness.
    Acting on love is a ‘verb’ not an adjective and needed as a type of proof.
    Big difference. But then you ‘get it’!

  3. Oh my dear Khaya, this is so beautifully descriptive and delivered so eloquently my friend. Even the most evil person wants to be loved. Thank you! 🥰💖😍

  4. It always good to reminded how much love and beauty is in the world. Even if we get distracted by the darker parts. There is no darkness without light, no pain without love.

  5. Aaah. Total loveliness, Khaya. What a beautiful poem for Valentine’s Day. Love is a well that never runs dry no matter how much we give away.

  6. Thank you, Christina. I believe we have to appreciate the good while also acknowledging the bad. It’s the yin and yang of life.

  7. This is such a beautiful poem, Khaya. “What if love was simply love devoid of adjectives?” So true. Love is already complete and needs nothing to enhance it.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, Khaya. ❤️

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