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Love And War

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Lovers all are soldiers, and Cupid has his campaigns:
I tell you, Atticus, lovers all are soldiers.
Youth is fit for war, and also fit for Venus.
Imagine an aged soldier, an elderly lover!
A general looks for spirit in his brave soldiery;
a pretty girl wants spirit in her companions.
Both stay up all night long, and each sleeps on the ground;
one guards his mistress's doorway, one his general's.
The soldier's lot requires far journeys; send his girl,
the zealous lover will follow her anywhere.

He'll cross the glowering mountains, the rivers swollen with storm;
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Joel Drown 12 June 2017

dear ovid, my name is joel drown your poem is very powerful its amazing how close together the topics of lave and war an become and how you descrided the numbness that can come from a war and a deep love thank you for your time and your service

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John S 21 March 2017

All is fair in love and war win the battle, settle the score Cupid carries out his clever campaign fight with chocolate hearts and aged champagne Melodious music, the best poetry I know will capture your heart, and vanquish my foe without you my love, my life is incomplete fighting a beautiful battle, I'll know not defeat with armaments, I'll fight tooth and nail Over swollen seas, my fleets set sail Through torrential rain, blizzards of gale for your affectionate heart, my love will prevail!

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Is this your poem?

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John S 21 March 2017

Yes, there is nothing more inspiring than other poet's poetic themes...

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Amar Agarwala 21 March 2017

A powerful poem on love and war and of a lovers' mirth and passion!

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Felix otiende 20 May 2020

Nice article..

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Britte Ninad 04 March 2020

Lovers all are soldiers, and Cupid has his campaigns: beautiful poem

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Chinedu Dike 07 November 2019

Well conceived and nicely brought forth with clarity of thought and mind. An insightful work of art.

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Adeeb Alfateh 09 June 2019

great and great poem great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Konab Ghumman 10 April 2019

wonderful message love and war thanks for sharing.

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