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A Brief Eternity

Few things have done more damage than love,
Maniacally pursued as if a gift from above,
There should be a moment we tire of its abuse,
And with courage attempt to rid ourselves of.

The choice to leave this heavy yoke is of no use,
It is one from which very few can be set loose,
Still we choose to go on praising this curse,
Scanned writings will not mention loves misuse.

We are afraid to admit this ultimate joy is adverse,
And is nothing but a cruel attempt to rehearse,
Our death as if we’re naught but a beast,
To be used and discarded as evolution’s hearse.

To admit this about this transcendent part of our feast,
Lured with honey then mocked as love ceased,
As we bleed with only the agony love can bring,
We rise, dust off and go forward but decreased. 

Oh I know how wonderfully love makes us sing,
Til crushing words come, “I’m moving on, taking wing,”
But then, with objective eyes, you can finally see.
Your love is uncovered as a rather common thing.

These former loves cannot be souls who together are free,
For friends depend on values with which they agree,
While love exists without any fit for the glove.
Its “perfection” ends,  t’was always the way it just had to be.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 7/10/2016 11:20:00 PM
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Date: 4/13/2014 9:15:00 AM
Beautiful rhyming my friend. Don't give up on love, it's the only thing we have in common with the creator.
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Date: 4/13/2014 3:24:00 AM
Very nice Andrew - so true Congratulations
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Date: 4/12/2014 7:48:00 PM
Hi Andrew, ... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. <3 =LINDA
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Date: 4/8/2014 6:33:00 AM
Awesome writing right there Andrew. i enjoyed as i was reading your poem listening to some nice beat in the background. Congrats on the feature.
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Date: 4/7/2014 5:47:00 AM
A brilliant write. Congratulations on your poem being featured this week , andrew
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Date: 1/28/2014 9:04:00 AM
You speak the truth here, Andrew, love has many edges and most of them are bloodied from misuse.
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Date: 1/27/2014 6:49:00 PM
A wonderful poem and a nice climatic ending. Welcome and keep them coming, Andrew.
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Date: 1/23/2014 9:09:00 PM
Andrew, Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 1/23/2014 7:46:00 AM
Andrew, amazing ending I agree... A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 1/23/2014 2:46:00 AM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup,Andrew - I choose your first nice poem and hope you will write many more in the future - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- PoetrySoup Rule1: Be kind and keep PoetrySoup a haven. PoetrySoup is a drama free zone(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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