Posts Tagged ‘war’

Ambush

Posted: August 12, 2014 in Poetry
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You surprised my heart with an attack
Declaring war on my insides
With weapons never
Intended for conflict

You shot shit not from a bull
But a beast in human form
Even a guerrilla wouldn’t
Commit to those tactics

You agreed upon nonviolence
With plastic promises and cosmetic lies
Yet the paint on your face
Confirmed you were still in battle

You engaged without bloodshed
For you preferred the shedding of tears
A smile dropped here and a smile dropped there
You blew me up with peaceful kisses
The bombs of seductive love

I’m glad our one-sided struggle ended when it did
I would’ve never survived a nuclear relationship

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7.

Boom50

Splash

Ashes to Ashes51

Wild Is the Wind52

 

Where the Streets Have No Name53

Now lay Cut Up Angels54

 

The Morning Papers55

Would love this Sad News:56

Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now56(B)

Endnotes

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50 Prince. “Boom.” LOtUSFLOW3R. NPG, 2009. CD.

51 David Bowie. “Ashes to Ashes.” Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). RCA, 1980. MP3.

52 David Bowie. “Wild Is the Wind.” Station to Station. RCA, 1976. MP3.

53 U2. “Where the Streets Have No Name.” The Joshua Tree. Island, 1987. CD.

54 The Used. “Cut Up Angels.” In Love and Death. Reprise, 2004. CD.

55 Prince. “The Morning Papers.” The Love Symbol Album. Paisley Park/ Warner Bros., 1992.CD.

56 Chris Garneau. “Sad News.” Music For Tourists. Absolutely Kosher, 2007. MP3.

56(B) The Smiths. “Heavens Knows I’m Miserable Now.” Hatful Of Hollow. Sire, 1984. CD.

Rome

Posted: December 28, 2013 in Poetry
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Adorned

In the emperor’s new clothes

We conquer

Together

You                              the land

Me                                the sea

 

In unison

We wilt

Fall

Like Rome

 

We are rebuilt in a day