NaPoWriMo Day 12: Whole love needed

Day 12/286: Whole Love Needed

This one needs a little explaining so I’ve copied and pasted the text from the NaPoWriMo page.

Today’s (optional) prompt is a “replacement” poem. Pick a common noun for a physical thing, for example, “desk” or “hat” or “bear,” and then pick one for something intangible, like “love” or “memories” or “aspiration.” Then Google your tangible noun, and find some sentences using it. Now, replace that tangible noun in those sentences with your intangible noun, and use those sentences to create (or inspire) a poem. Here’s a little example that replaces the word “lemon,” in sentences from a Wikipedia article on lemons, with the word “sorrow.”

I think it’s fairly evident which word I’ve replaced, so with no further ado, here is my poem.

Love is the fluid of life, transporting oxygen from the lungs to body tissue and carbon dioxide from body tissue to the lungs.

Love is the fluid of growth, transporting nourishment from digestion and hormones from glands throughout the body.

Love is the fluid of health, transporting disease fighting substances to the tissue and waste to the kidneys.

Love accounts for 7% of the human body weight

Because it contains living cells, Love is alive.

The love cells have a definite life cycle, just as all living organisms do.

Without love, the human body would stop working.


When the human body loses a little bit of love through a minor wound … the body can replace the lost love. When the human body loses a lot of love through a major wound, that love has to be replaced through a love transfusion from other people.

Love is vital to life and for many people love donors are their lifeline. Currently only 1in 30 people give love, but 1in 3 people will need love in their lifetime.

Every week Australia needs over 27,000 love donations.

If you’d like to donate blood check out The Australian Red Cross Blood Service or find your local organisation.


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