Posts Tagged ‘war’


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





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)



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.


Posted: December 28, 2013 in Poetry
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In the emperor’s new clothes

We conquer


You                              the land

Me                                the sea


In unison

We wilt


Like Rome


We are rebuilt in a day