The Words I Love You

The following is a poem written by my daughter Erin (15) and published here with her permission. 

The Words I Love You
by Erin Lowder
The words I Love You,
Are meant to make,
Someone fall head over heels,
The Words I Love You,
Are meant to make,
Someone's heart skip a beat,
But sometimes,
The words I Love You,
Are said out of pure habit,
And sometimes,
The words I Love You,
Are said to make conversation,
It needs to be understood,
That the words I Love You,
Can be mumbled through a child's mouth,
To their mother,
And that the words I Love You,
Can be said to a teen's significant other,
Or to an adult's love of their life,
But when the words are said,
The meaning behind them
Should mean one thing,
And one thing only,
They should mean:
"You are the best thing,
that has ever happened to me"

2 thoughts on “The Words I Love You

  1. Jon Lowder

    Thanks AMR. I’ll pass along to Erin. I can’t tell you how excited I am
    that she’s really getting into a creative outlet that was not required by
    school. Actually, this all started as an English project (Freshman Seminar
    English at West Forsyth HS) when her teacher had a friend of his who is a
    published poet (don’t know who) work up general outlines of several poems
    and then had the kids use those as templates for their own work. It was
    kind of like a serious Mad Libs, and the result is that Erin is now
    experimenting with her own writing. To me that’s the true meaning of
    education, but since it’s not a testable result I doubt her teacher will get
    credit for it.

    Reply

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