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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...

JustThatArchaicPoet

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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Date: 12/25/2013 1:10:00 PM
This was very thought provoking. Nice write :) peace
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Date: 12/26/2013 8:21:00 AM
Thank you, Damien; much appreciated :)
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 :-)
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Date: 11/27/2013 6:17:00 AM
Thanks, Licia; I always enjoy your visits to my work <3 :)
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
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Date: 11/27/2013 6:18:00 AM
Thank you, Sara; as always, much appreciated :)
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.
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Date: 11/23/2013 5:17:00 AM
Unfortunately, I wrote it too late to enter, but thanks for saying it would have made a good entry :)
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.
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Date: 11/23/2013 5:19:00 AM
I'm thankful for your wise words and sagacious perspectives, Mark :)
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!
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Date: 11/23/2013 9:02:00 AM
My pleasure Chan. I enjoyed both.
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Date: 11/22/2013 8:53:00 AM
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 :)
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
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Date: 11/22/2013 5:12:00 AM
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
Date: 11/20/2013 12:10:00 PM
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Date: 11/20/2013 1:38:00 PM
lol *friend* I HATE typos!
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Date: 11/20/2013 12:20:00 PM
*BLUSH FROM HELL!* LOL! Thanks, K; you and JM have really made my day. Much love to you, my dear freind <3
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
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Date: 11/20/2013 9:53:00 AM
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 :)