FALLING IN LOVE ~ suggests 

A  STATE of helplessness !

LIKE A PERSON ~ who trips and falls

LIKE A PERSON ~ who falls from a height !

IN MY EXPERIENCE it is often unexpected

NOTHING PREPARES YOU ~ for the first time

GETTING A PANG ~ where you never had a PANG before !


I FIRST  "FELL IN  LOVE"  @ 16  with the GIRL ........

NEXT DOOR !  Convenient ~ BUT ~ too Young & too Close !


LOVE at First & Second & Third sight ~ I guess

OTHER TIMES ~ It was sight ~ sound ~ scent and savour

VERY  SELDOM  was it an Intellectual attraction ~ well ....

EDUCATED LADIES are both a Blessing and a Threat ?


AGAIN ?  Don't we all "Fall IN and OUT of LOVE"  ?


THANKS for reading ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN


This Poem is written as an Acrostic Sonnet  (7 2 4 1 lines)


  • WriteBeLight

    It is a risky business falling in love. But, a necessary one for the humankind. Great job Brian!


      Thanks HONEY ~ I agree completely ~ Love is what makes the World go round ! Without love and "making love" the Human population of Planet Earth would gradually decrease to ZERO and the MONKEYS (I'm not talking about the TRUMP Administration !) would be back in charge ~ Planet of the Apes! Cats do it ~ Rats do it ~ even educated Bats do it ~ SO LET'S ALL FALL IN LOVE ! Hugs ~ BRIAN

    • Tizermax

      I think I vaguely remember this so many moons ago. Very well written, and certainly risky as WriteBeLight has mentioned.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        THANKS TIZER ~ The German version (ICH BIN VON KOPF BIS FUSS ~AUF LIEBE EINGESTELLT / I'M READY FOR LOVE FROM HEAD TO TOE) Was sung by Marlene Deitrich in the 1930 Film DER BLAUE ENGEL ! Th English Version became her signature tune ~ OK. And yes "Falling in Love" is one of the most dangerous things we do ! Yours BRIAN

      • Tony36

        Great write. Love is a lottery and my cards always seem to be the loosers. Love is a mine field and I keep stepping on those mines and getting blown up. Sorry just something that popped in my mind

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Ohhhh TONY ~ Crazy Cars and Murderous Mine ~ In my case too (some years !) that is a fair description of LOVE ~ some years. It's running smooth at the moment ! Praying that your cards will be dealt right and you mines will be defused ~ Yours BRIAN

          • Tony36


          • Christina8

            I am lucky to have only truly fallen in love once. I thought I had fallen but was mistaken. I also agree with WBL. Very nicely written acrostic. Well done!

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks CHRIS ~ I like your adverbial modifyer ~ using the word TRULY ! Currently I am Truly in Love and have been once or twice along the way ! Thanks for your kind comment ~ Valentine Hugs ~ BRIAN

              • Christina8

                Valentine hugs back! Christina

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

              • Shakerite

                Excellent sonnet .
                Very clever and we'll constructed .
                Did you know that only 200 years ago Valentines Day was used for people to send dead animals to each other as 'hate' gifts .
                How times have changed to today's commercially driven rubbish .

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  Thanks for your comment. Yes I was a ware that hitorically there was a HATE connotation related to VALENTINE'S DAY ! But i am sure you will agree that (despite the Commercialism) To LOVE is always to be preferred than TO HATE ! Yours BRIAN

                • AtheistAngel- Daniel Mc\'leod

                  Very profound and Heartfelt. I ─║ve the imagery.

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    Thanks AA ~ pleased you liked it ~ Yours BRIAN

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