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Jun 2012
What is a word, when one can mean two?
What is the alphabet without the I and U?
What is a ship that fails to set a’float?
What is a heavenly castle without its moat?

A ship can fight the storms, upon its decks, brew,
Until the day its faithful crewmen bid adieu.
A heavenly castle can maintain its own little moat,
Until overtaken for the newest King’s name rote.

A single man can still spell his thoughts aloud,
Without that U and I; with twenty four allowed.
Neither do we need not to speak a’mind.
Neither do we need not to when all is blind.

And the word “love” needs not neither I nor U,
Yet, we need the given two to speak a’mind true.
The truth be told, must we use this single word,
But as a single, its meaning is but blurred.

Must we take this word deeply into the heart,
And barricade it with merely two more apart.
And so, must we need these characters: I and U,
So it starts one and ends the other. Adieu.
A poem that tries to say I love you, but can't.
Jay M Wong
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Jay M Wong
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