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English [poem]

the English language is a funny thing
impossibly complex
with words and phrases changing their meaning
in the blink of an eye
there’s magic in the transformation
try three common phrases
I promise
I love you
I’m sorry
these are the holy triad
of a good romance story
he promises he’ll stay
they apologize for their mistakes
she finds love and keeps it
but these three can be weapons too
I promise
I love you
I’m sorry

they can be a trap
the bait and switch that keeps you immobile
in a bad place
like twisted chains around your wrists
the three biggest lies ever told
linguistics are a funny thing
but sometimes
you won’t feel like laughing

Author:

bookdragon, poet, witch

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