The Concept of Love

By Lisa Mary Armstrong



What you dream of conceptually

rarely comes to fruition

when your blinded factually

it’s a foregone conclusion

a moment of magic

can be lost in the madness

a passionate encounter

can be wrought with much sadness

the concept of love

is profoundly tender and true

but in the realms of this world

it can leave you broken and bruised




Lisa Mary Armstrong is a Scottish poet and lives in South Lanarkshire with her children. She tutors law and researches women and children's experiences of the criminal justice system. In her spare time she enjoys reading and writing poetry and fiction and playing the piano.


You can find her on Twitter, and more of her work on her homepage.