Life but Love

Flora Trebi-Ollennu
1 min readSep 6, 2022


Chips fall where they may,
but what if …
life is a love story,
a tapestry of mystery,
of intrigue,
of suspense.

A pendulum swings,
but what if …
every life is told,
heard, and read,
the good, the bad, and the ugly;
the sweet, the sour, and
the sensational;
the dapper, the depressing,
and the depraved.

It’s your funeral;
But what if …
crisis in life is like
a wish on a shooting star,
an unspooling of beginnings,
a golden chance for every dream
to come true,
a moment of glory,
to let the One
who crafts the best love stories,
complete your story.

Love tells a story;
What is your story.

Poem inspired by Song of Songs 8:6–7
“Put me like a seal on your heart, Like a seal on your arm; For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe and cruel as Sheol (the place of the dead). Its flashes are flashes of fire, [A most vehement flame] the very flame of the [a]Lord! “Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can rivers drown it. If a man would offer all the riches of his house for love, It would be utterly scorned and despised.”



Flora Trebi-Ollennu

Flora Trebi-Ollennu is both a nonfiction and fiction writer. She writes for all age groups: children, youth and adults.