Friday, August 21, 2009

Love's Deceit

I really like poetry, but I’m incredibly picky about it. Either a poem speaks to me or it doesn’t. There’s really no in between with me.

Last night Ryan was watching ATL. Even though I wasn’t paying attention (not too surprisingly I was reading), the beginning of this poem snagged my attention like a low hanging branch.

"Love's Deceit" By Big Rube

Pleasure turns to the pain
Lessons learned from the strain
Questions burned in my brain..
About whether love is humane
In its touch.
These thoughts are like salmon swimming upstream
In the tears of your deceit.
Fighting the current hurt that kills more than is created by the Chaos
Of our intertwined emotions.
Chaotic because the anchor of Erros' arrow has been plucked
From the vessel of my undying infatuation
Separation not as simple as the distance between us
My mind no longer possessed by demons
That have been the overseers of my enslavement to your lies
The seeds of these lies rooted so deeply
They have cracked the foundation of what we once shared
Allowing the faith in us i had sealed inside
To gush out like a river
Ripping the image of our future together from my thoughts
As violently and as brutally as if it were a child
Being taken from its mothers arms
I’m left surrounded in darkness
But I refuse to be swallowed by it
My loneliness like the night air
Invisible to the eye
Obvious to the touch
It is cold uncomfortableness
Yet if i could do it all over again
I'd do it in the same skin im in
To lay down and let love die
Just stay down and let love lie?
No, no..not I
I'd stay around and let love fly
Even though I have seen its darkest form
Nothing else could taste this warm
Or feel this sweet...

These words struck a cord in me in a way that I can't easily explain. Even though I can't find any other poems by Big Rube, I will definitely keep looking.


  1. I am the same abt poetry i think, im not big on it, but when one comes along that makes you feel something its great. That poem is excellent i really liked it aswell.

  2. I keep hoping I’ll find a poet that I adore, but it seems to be a long time coming. lol

  3. i have one guy i enjoy the most and that is Sir John Betjeman, he has this one poem Slough i just love!!

    Keep looking and yee shall find them!

  4. That's my plan!

    I will look up your recommendation as well. :)

  5. I just read Slough and I'm not the least bit surprised you love it. lol

  6. lol yeah its good, most of his other stuff is over my head, but i do enjoy that one alot!!


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