That’s What Love Will Do… #Poetry #RRBC #RWISA

Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovers all over the world!


I was speaking with a friend of mine on Monday, who was sharing with me the plight of his situation with his sweet love.  He told me that they were constantly at odds with each other, and no matter how he tried, there was always something he’d do or say to upset her.  “All I want to do is love her” he said, voice trembling from the upset.

“I can’t eat, sleep or even think when we’re in this place…but that’s what love will do to you,” he trailed off.

I ended our conversation so that I could get back to my constant state of busy, but the words that’s what love will do…lingered in my head.  It took me 18 minutes to pen this poem in tribute to my friend.



Can’t eat, can’t sleep
Can’t think, can’t breathe
Can’t run, can’t walk
Can’t feel, can’t dream
That’s what love will do.

No life, no fun
No laughter, no tears
No rain, no sun
Nothing but fear
That’s what love will do.

Pinch my skin, nothing I feel
Broken but standing, hope prayers will heal
Blind but reaching, the air is cold
Remembering her hands, memories unfold
That’s what love will do.

This…the pay
My prayer is that
She’ll return someday

Crying, dying, because of you
You told me, warned me
That’s what love would do.

~ Nonnie Jules

What about you…has love ever pulled you out onto the floor when you weren’t in the mood to dance?  Has it ever taken you for a ride in a hot air balloon, and then suddenly pushed you out without a parachute?  Has it kept you awake at night, crying into your pillow, wondering if your heart was physically breaking?  There has to be something.  So, tell us…what has love done to you?


  1. Hi,
    I love this poem. It’s beautifully written.
    Shalom aleichem


  2. A beautiful message about love. A belated Happy Valentine’s Day, though we should celebrate it everyday.


  3. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Yes, I’ve had the love bug hit me hard in my life. There were times when I couldn’t eat, sleep or think straight. Its not good to be in that state of confusion but it happens. How about the moment that first love comes over, you suddenly lose your appetite? Yes, I remember. Thank you Nonnie for reminding us how fragile love is.


  4. The poem is such a true reflection of the agony losing a great love can bring. Thank you for sharing your words, Nonnie. They reached in and touched a distant memory.


  5. Indeed, Nonnoie, that’s what love will do. Happy Valentine’s day!🌹


  6. Nicely done, Nonnie. I enjoyed this and it really is so true, especially that painful first love.


  7. D.L Finn, Author

    You caputered that sentiment perfectly– and eloquently, too. I felt those words, we’ve all been there! Happy Valentine’s Day!


  8. Beautiful! Happy Valentine’s Day!


  9. Such a profound and emotion-filled poem, Nonnie. Yes, I have experienced all of those feelings. My first book, “Flowers and Stone” is exactly that journey – from the highest high of pure love to the lowest low when it’s ripped away. Thanks so much for sharing this on Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

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  10. lynnhobbsauthor

    I loved your poem! Such truth and such depth to your well written words! Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentines Day!


  11. Gracie Bradford

    Beautiful poem. Happy Valentine’s day.


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