Love, a poem written by Paula Puolakka at Spillwords.com
Kitagawa Utamaro

Love

Love

written by: Paula Puolakka

 

Love: I do not comprehend.
People are walking into the rooms
without any intention of
making the meetings amicable.

Love: I do not want to pretend.
I’m sick and tired of the charades
since our souls are already hidden inside
the costumes made out of skin, flesh, and bone.

Love: I do not give a damn
if you’re 48, 59, 67, 78, or 85
as long as you are here for me,
and with me, all you feel is tranquility.

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka (born August 18, 1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) In 2019, The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation gave her an honorable mention, honoring the academic legacy of Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein and Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, Puolakka landed first and second in various writing contests and challenges. She was also given honorable mentions and honorable anthology slots. In Dec 2020, the PhDs of Tampere University gave her appreciation: her academic article - celebrating her Master's thesis of 2012 and the academic legacy of Mr. Kaczynski and Mr. Wittgenstein - was published by the science & university magazine Hybris. In April 2021, Puolakka won the second prize in the "Lahti, the European Green Capital 2021" writing competition (adult category). Her story celebrated "Teddy." In spring 2021, her views and ideas were published by Aamuset (Turku), Kirkkonummen Sanomat, Forum24 (Oulu), Maaseudun Tulevaisuus, and Kirkko ja Kaupunki (Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo & Kauniainen).
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