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Love is a Lie

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Love is a Lie

Love is a Lie by Poets contrived,
Since Dawn of Speech, and birth of Cry
The Will to Live- to take or give-
Oh, please, God! Just tell me why!

Of all the things I do deplore:
It is my Pain I most adore
With Danger flirt while courting Hurt-
But I keep going back for more!

I am Old yet barely grown-
(The truest Truth I've ever known!)
I cannot help- shan't save myself-
For Hearts hath Minds of their own...

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I entered this piece in the "Love and Loss" contest which was judged on 1-25-14. I posted this poem to The Soup on Nov. 20th of 2013. It's one of my favorite pieces so I was disappointed not to place. Hope you enjoy, Nette :)

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  1. Date: 12/25/2013 1:10:00 PM

    This was very thought provoking. Nice write :) peace

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 12/26/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Damien; much appreciated :)
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 9:28:00 PM

    Don't know whether to cry or shout Amen! :) I joke but it is a beautifully expressed pain you share.

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 12/1/2013 5:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, F.J.; much appreciated, hon :)
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 9:00:00 PM

    Hearts indeed do have minds of their own, the stooopid things. Too many times mine has led me astray. Lovely write, you rhymester, you. Licia :-)

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/27/2013 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Licia; I always enjoy your visits to my work <3 :)
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 10:21:00 AM

    Enjoyed this form..It has great poetic quality..A delight to read..Thanks for the visits to my page..Sara

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/27/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Sara; as always, much appreciated :)
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 10:22:00 PM

    This one seems like it would have done well in that one contest that recently got judged. I forgot the name of it, but it really seemed to be in that vein of contradictions. I sure enjoyed this, my friend.

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/23/2013 5:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Unfortunately, I wrote it too late to enter, but thanks for saying it would have made a good entry :)
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 11:24:00 AM

    Our souls have been molded with resilience, and whenever stressed they return with a strength that is an astonishment to ourselves and others. Your poem gave me this thought, and I'm thankful for this gift.

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/23/2013 5:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm thankful for your wise words and sagacious perspectives, Mark :)
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 8:33:00 AM

    There have been times in my life when love seemed like a lie and thankfully I met a woman who tells me the truth every day. Now I know that love is grand!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/23/2013 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Chan. I enjoyed both.
    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/22/2013 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree with you that it is indeed grand. I wrote an antithesis poem to this piece called "I Think of You More Than You Think I Do". Thanks for stopping by, my friend :)
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 5:14:00 PM

    Chan This tugs at my heartstrings with a feeling of sorrow and despair. Your words are like sharp knives that stab with every line. Nice job Thanks for the sweet comment on my Bad Loves Burning poem. Hugs

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/22/2013 5:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I take that highly as a compliment; it means I have done my job as a poet if my words have left an impression upon you. Even Cher sang that words are like weapons. Thanks, Sweet Pea :) <3
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 2:14:00 PM

    So well said Chan--complex yet simple truths!

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/20/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Craig; I really appreciate the kind words :)
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 12:10:00 PM

    *********************AMAZING*************

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/20/2013 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol *friend* I HATE typos!
    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/20/2013 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    *BLUSH FROM HELL!* LOL! Thanks, K; you and JM have really made my day. Much love to you, my dear freind <3
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:34:00 AM

    Archaic! Well-written poem. you've struck again. This is a gem. You're wonderfully creative and detailed. You never release half-cooked stuff. I know you for that. Thanks for sharing. Your Loyal Friend, JM

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/20/2013 9:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks as always, my friend. I've been M.I.A. for several days due to strep and am looking forward to see if you have posted anything new. Much appreciated, JM :)