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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Love is Art is War

It was true
only partly true
truth used to
bludgeon
soulish art
blue
black
and blood red

a gift offered
given free
not subordinate
no obligation
joyous debt of love
and gratefulness
gentle stroke
of affection

parlayed by
double edged
word sword
cruelly
crippling

mangled limb
will it tame
resistance
heal
take up the tools
of change
again?

Seth Godin's "Linchpin" has wormed it's way into some of my dark corners; casting soft ambient light on what seemed like sharp edgy shadows. This poem came out like a soft boiled egg from a surprised hen's backside.

3 comments:

Maureen said...

I have to add another book to my list. A book that can prompt a poem such as this has to be worth reading.

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

*giggle* WHAT a final analogy there...

I love the poem, though. It reminded me of something I saw once, a flaming angel standing over someone I loved holding a sword at the ready to plunge into his heart. He was so frightened; I wanted to tell him not to be - it was Truth...

Fascinating, the way of grace...

Grandma Pam said...

Your analogy makes me smile!!!