NaPoWriMo Day 8

The Bonding Molecule


The power you exude is beautiful and terrifying.

You flow and rage throughout our bodies.

Stimulated by a simple hug or a kiss on the cheek.

You are the strongest molecule known to man.

Because of you, we begin.

You contribute to ushering us into this world and help

establish intimacy with our mothers.

Because of you we love.

We attach ourselves to one another, physically and emotionally.

You help us explode from the inside out.

Because of you we are compassionate.

Even if we feel foolish about giving,

you reject the selfish gene and help us share.

Help us give away not only our possessions,

but parts of ourselves.

Your loveliness can help take us from our shy spot

and force us out of our comfort zone.

Helping us break down the invisible social barriers.

Helping us connect with family, friends and lovers.

You can bind us, bond us, and force us to love.

You negate any of our natural fear.

Though you can be the start of our pain,

you can also help heal us.

You make us love.

You make us trust others.

Because of you, we are human.


The prompt was to write a love poem about an inanimate object. Oxytocin is the hormone that gives us the ability to trust, to love other people in our lives. Oxytocin is a powerful hormone. Taken from Psychology Today: "When we hug or kiss a loved one, oxytocin levels drive up. It also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. In fact, the hormone plays a huge role in pair bonding. Prairie voles, one of nature's most monogamous species, produce oxytocin in spades. This hormone is also greatly stimulated during sex, birth, breast feeding—the list goes on." I could not think of a better subject for a love poem.




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