Leonard Webber

(1986 April 06 / South Africa)

Love and War

I grow up in War trying to hold the pain,
Struggled to accommodate contentment,
And how could love feel like this again
Like a lifeless dream waiting for luck to salvage.
While I am dragging myself untimely for next victim I could feed on.
Commotion like I am waking through a nightmare and I can't keep on.
Why when I declare Love and War is involved
And When I stop combating, and love give up the ghost.

I grow up in War trying to hold the hurting,
Blood clogging in my vein like a boxer's bruise from internal bleeding.
And how could love fail to lecture peace through utterance.
Now I still keep a grudge like vagrant does to iciness.
Why love these days is traced by a compass of divergence and contest?
With my next door couple still inhabit jointly throughout detest.
Why when they declare Love and War is involved
And when they stop combating, and love give up the ghost.

08/07/2014 22: 01

Submitted: Sunday, August 03, 2014
Edited: Sunday, August 03, 2014

Topic(s): love and pain

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Love and War by Leonard Webber )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Unofficial Issues, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  2. Closed, Annalee Hopkins Somerville
  3. Iridescent, Adriana Avila
  4. Arcadian, Kumarmani Mahakul
  5. A Hidden Angry, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. irritating rash, lee fones
  7. Feeling Love, Sandra Feldman
  8. so in other words, i feel for two, Mandolyn ...
  9. Text time, george albot
  10. Deep Friendship, Sandra Feldman

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon


Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]