The War Of Love

     I heard a song on the radio that likened being in love to being at war, and this is what came out of that premise. I have said before that inspiration can come in many forms and in many ways. I hope you that you will enjoy it and remember that; it is only a poem, and certainly not a reflection of the author’s view of relationships. And that your “battlefields” are few, but your surrender is unconditional.

     I hope that you all had a great holiday, and that your weekend will be even better.

Jake.

It only hurts forever!

It only hurts forever!

 The War Of Love

I never got a medal

pinned upon my chest,

nor an award citation

with some official’s crest.

No, there was no ceremony

no sabers or white gloves,

and no marks upon my body

when I was wounded in the war of love.

*

There was no parade

no marching bands,

no dignitaries

on reviewing stands,

and no letter of commendation

had come from up above.

Though my heart was scarred

when I was wounded in the war of love.

*

So, there’ll be no bagpipes playing

when I am laid to rest,

though, through each and every skirmish

I thought I gave my best.

But, always when the smoke had cleared

and push had come to shove,

there I stood the bleeding one

wounded in the war of love.

*

Perhaps Saint Peter

at the Gate,

will explain to me then

my mortal fate.

Why I chose the hawk

and not the dove,

and my soul still hurts,

from being wounded in the war of love?

***

Jack Downing

June 2013

Copyright© Jack Downing, aka Jake @poemsandponderings.wordpress.com. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. JRD. 7/6/13

 

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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4 Responses to The War Of Love

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    Lovely, Jake. It sure can hurt much worse than any physical pain. Well told!

  2. Beth Ann says:

    Wow. That is a one truthful poem!!! Love can hurt but hopefully love can also heal. Have a great day!

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