Black Poetry : War is Love & Love is War

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  1. Tha-Emissary

    Tha-Emissary Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    On August 13th 1999
    I packed up my things, took up my banner waving Fools fall in Love
    And marched off to college on the long winding road into the woods, never looking back
    But before I left I had just one night with you
    No sex, No Hershey kisses, only embrace
    Just enough to have a taste
    That was what did it
    The hug that was the touch of Death
    That set the Civil Wars off in me
    A series of ragging conflicts of whether to go or stay
    However, it wasn’t my choice
    I had to go
    So I left **** well left knowing there’d be casualties
    For falling in love with a southern belle

    On July 25th 2003
    Four years later:
    I returned
    Stood on your porch, knocked and waited,
    Your mother answered
    Her demeanor now
    Not too favorable of me
    Then you came with the secret weapon
    To bring this war to an end
    All you said was, “I have a boyfriend.”
    And like that the victory shot was fired, point blanc
    I was paralyzed
    With the passion and pain burning in me
    Yet in my weakened state you rubbed salt in my wounds
    Asked for truce,
    Because you wanted me to meet him
    Your soldier in uniform, your beloved Yankee
    But what you don’t understand is
    I’m still a **** rebel
    I only came here to love or die
    So I’ll gladly lay down for your happiness
    Accepting my fate
    But there can be no Peace,
    Cause the pain still burns
    So please forgive me when I say
    I’ll have no ******* part of your Union
    So now I think you should hear the declaration of me
    It states:
    Let the wars be ended ,
    Leave dead lovers be.
    Let their grow a new happiness ,
    And let the negro be free.
     
  2. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this reminds me of...

    a song on AVANT's first CD where a love left behind was lost.

    I love the war analogy.
    falling in love does chance casualties

    find comfort in knowing you are not alone, many have felt love's bittersweet blow

    love... the good, the bad, the sometimes ugly... bittersweet

    nice write! :thanks: for sharing


    feelitNflowit!
    Coco :heart:
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I too like the way you went about this write. War can and does have its casualties. Flow on.
     
  4. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i haven't read, better yet responded in a minute but thanx
    for this piece.. it is poetry.


    peace.
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sir, may the dirty south rise again, WELL DONE!
     
  6. Intrepid

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    I salute you my poet
    there are casualities in love and war
    especially if the love is a war.
    I like the flow
    I salute you again !
     
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