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Love on a Rope

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Love on a Rope

My love is on a rope A string from my heart That dangles around my neck A noose of love That when pulled too tight Strangles my trust Walked like a tightrope I tiptoe around your lust A balancing act From above If I fall there’s No net or glove So I light myself on fire And walk out on the wire Waiting to see If you truly love me

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  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:36:00 PM
    love it, love it....hope she's there waiting for this fall. ..good one. .linda

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 11:25:00 AM
    very nicely written words of love and desire. The feelings of wanting and longing are truly clear. nice job

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/20/2013 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robin, I appreciate the kind words and comment. It always good to get feedback. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 4:52:00 AM
    Once again I agree with Karen. Perfect use of the metaphor. I admire your self-lighting of the fire. Love is maddening! Love cries for answers! Beautiful work! Man, I am sleepy. I better get some shut-eye...I wouldn't want my comments sounding sloppy and drunk. In advance I apologize if they are. But what can I say, I am an insomniac. ;) Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/9/2013 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I suffer from the same affliction (insomnia). Your words are not sloppy, I appreciate your comments and am happy to hear from you again. I was worried about you and wondered if perhaps I had made a sloppy comment that offended you. Thanks Laura~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 2:53:00 PM
    Perfect metaphor. Very cautious at first... then risk letting go of the rope,.. inch by inch out onto the tightrope... come what may. That blind trust thing is what always hangs in the balance....and to your comment below..."Free Falling" is one of Petty's BEST ever :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/28/2013 7:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "She's a good girl, loves her mama Loves Jesus and America too She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis Loves horses and her boyfriend too It's a long day livin' in Reseda There's a freeway runnin' through the yard And I'm a bad boy, 'cause I don't even miss her I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart And I'm free, I'm free fallin' And I'm free, I'm free fallin' And I'm free, I'm free fallin'"
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Can feel those thoughts deeply, a cautious reality, thats sincere, to love. I really enjoyed this poem....<3 cherie

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/27/2013 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am such a fool for love. What can I say? Thanks for your kind words.~Kilmer