The Look of Love

Love looks like yesterday
The skipping rope cast away
As recess ended in school
And Travolta’s eyes were so blue
Those boys in flared trousers
Like knights in shining armours
When in discos we actually went to dance
And books made us believe in romance
You looked pretty enough in your own skin
Not yet pressured to become thin
When flirting was with our eyes
Not through a screen that hid lies
No drinks or drugs to have fun
Nor fancy gadgets to impress anyone
Words of the Bee Gees would once suffice
With pocket money we had to improvise
Yes today relationships easily fade away
And love …
Well love looks like yesterday

Yesterday I believed in love…
…Today love believes in me :-)

Dungeon Prompts Week 12 – What Does Love Look Like?

Prompt Nights – A Dash of Sunny

33 thoughts on “The Look of Love

  1. Social media has changed our courting rituals and not for the better. The time you described was more authentic. Enjoyed your poem.I had forgotten about the BeeGees. They were a good band !


  2. This is beautiful! Especially love these lines:

    When in discos we actually went to dance
    And books made us believe in romance

    You have captured the lovely innocence of love :) Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights Sonya :D

    Lots of love,


  3. Every word and thought in this poem is precious… It is a rare blessing for someone to have the ability to transport us back to when shy softness characterized love, when it took time and courage to even look up directly at your crush. I am sure love believes in you… You are worthy… This poem clinches for you a permanent devotee in me :-) Bravo!

    “Nobody gets too much love anymore, it’s as wide as a river and harder to cross…”
    Too much heaven, one of my favorite songs…


  4. Truly love your view on Love…Beegees were one of my fav…still have the vinyl to prove it:) “When flirting was with our eyes, Not through a screen that hid lies” yeah, this is so sad:( remember passing love notes in class…{sigh} I love your last line that Love believes in you! How totally amazing!


    1. Hello Shalini,

      So glad to have you here and thank you for your encouragement. I have seen your writing skills in your own blog and highly value your comments. Watch out for me in a Tale of Two Tomatoes :-)


  5. Greetings,

    So very nice! It is so good for love to believe in you, and me, and him, and her, and….

    Thank you for this poem.

    All good wishes,



    1. I am pleasantly surprised to read your comments. This post was slightly off tangent to my normal poetry style. And you will not believe how long I hesitated before publishing it. Due credit to your thought provoking Dungeon Prompts for helping me stretch my writing skills. Thank you Sreejit!


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