Treasure Island

Dustin Bennefield

(Semptember 11,1991 / GA)

Dagger of Love


Love is a Dagger
The shining Silver
Loves greatest Gold
Beautifully enriched

Sharpened to a point
The height of a relationship
Broken when tossed
How easily it snaps

Tossed from hand to hand
The Love Dagger
Piercing a heart
Cold as steel

Seeing a shimmer in the shadow
Chasing after love
Only to be stabbed in the back

Love is Nothing but the opposite
Good and Evil, passed between the hands
Chosen by a leader
Used by both

Hilt or no hilt
Love is supported
Like a dagger
Entwined unto each other

Becoming one
Simply foretold, A great use
The dagger of love
Death or Life, chosen

The Arrowhead space
Docded in blood
A Heart, love
Stabbed and Broken

Give me life, dagger
Sacrificed unto love
Giving a heart
So poorly beating

Cold steel, Cold blood
Useless love, Wasted time
Mourning unto the night
Until love is found again

Copyright (C) 2006 Dustin Bennefield

Submitted: Friday, May 19, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, June 06, 2006

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  • Leigh A. Hill (6/16/2006 7:43:00 PM)

    an amazing poem, it has a rhythm with out rhyme, i like it!
    love is a blade.....
    awesome,
    love starr (Report) Reply

  • Dana Tyrrell (6/6/2006 8:40:00 PM)

    i love it! and i have to agree with the sentiment that love is a fleeting and double edged sword a 10 in my book! (Report) Reply

  • Guarded Heart (6/5/2006 11:32:00 PM)

    Though i agree that love can be fatal and painful
    You forgot to mention that it can be joyous too. anyway, great write
    Heart (Report) Reply

  • Mary-Elizabeth Conn (5/28/2006 1:19:00 PM)

    I like this with the metaphor of the blade being like love. You're right; love is a blade; many like to play with it but it often slips through the fingers and hurts us. Fortunately wounds heal leaving scars reminding us to not do the same thing again! Keep up the good work! :) (Report) Reply

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