Love is a multi-coloured word.

Green for the growing,

black for the dying…

So I ask again my love,

what colour is our love?

Is it the bleeding red?

Is it the sweet sad blue?

Is it the tasty orange

or the shining yellow?


Love is a multi-shaped word.

Square for the truthful,

circle for the lying…

So I ask again my love,

what shape is our love?

Is it the burial rectangle?

Is it the magnetic triangle?

Is it the deep cylinder

or the shallow rhombus?


Love is a multi-tasting word.

Sweet for the high,

sour for the dry.

So I ask again my love,

what is our love‘s taste?


but how can you know if its salty or not

when you don’t know its colour…


Love is an exhausted word.

20 thoughts on “Love” by Ebuka (@murney_okosisi)

  1. simplisilv (@simplisilv)

    nice one! But i have words for your rhythorical question.why not make it straightforward,because i think the message is to an intending lover and on love generally,so that question seems to me personally a surplusage.

    1. murney_okosisi (@murney_okosisi)

      uhm…I’ll see what I can do next tym. Thanks for stopping by @simplisilv

  2. Emmanuel (@Emmanuelpro)


    1. murney_okosisi (@murney_okosisi)

      thanx! :D

  3. So much questions but a simple answer: the colour of love is love and the taste of love is in loving.
    Indeed, “love is an exhausted word”.

    1. murney_okosisi (@murney_okosisi)

      Indeed. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  4. A beautiful poem on love.

    1. murney_okosisi (@murney_okosisi)

      thanks Joseph.

  5. Love is just another dictionary four letter word.
    Nice poem you’ve got here. I love the theme.
    One Word: LOVELY.

    1. murney_okosisi (@murney_okosisi)

      thanks @louis

  6. It is a lovely poem, and I love the way twas written, had a rhythmical feel to it too.
    Well done, Murney. $ß.

    1. murney_okosisi (@murney_okosisi)

      thanks @sibbylwhyte

  7. Love is an exhausted word… Well written…

    1. murney_okosisi (@murney_okosisi)

      thanks @clemency

      1. You’re welcome, check out my poem Belov’d one too

  8. murney_okosisi (@murney_okosisi)

    @simplisilv @Emmanuelpro @Chime221 @josephoguche @louis @sibbylwhyte @clemency

    Please open the link below, read the story & click on the GREEN tab below the story with ‘Vote for me’ written on it if you enjoyed what you read. If the GREEN tab turns BLACK,you’ve voted. If not, please REFRESH & click again. You can vote for more than one person so please vote for me even if you’ve voted for someone else. Open & vote here – Thanks.

    1. Whats that all about?

      1. murney_okosisi (@murney_okosisi)

        It’s the link to a story I entered for the Etisalat Prize for flash fiction. Now vote for me and my man @chime221 please. Thanks.

    2. I entered the same competition, but after reading your story, I had to vote. The build up of tension is high, just like in live match commentary by Jon Champion or Jim Berglin . Good work, I must say. And I wish Nigeria wins.

      1. murney_okosisi (@murney_okosisi)

        Thanks @chime221. That’s the spirit. Send me ur own link so I can vote for u. I hope Nigeria wins 2.

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