Phillip Erb

Rookie - 0 Points (August 15,1982 / Louisville, Ky.)

The War Behind Our Eyes - Poem by Phillip Erb

Just the other day for the first time
In a roundabout one million years drifting
She set her bottomless brown eyes on me
And said, 'Hey man... What's up? ' as the
Chains bound to my heart of souls began to
Melt as I was swept away in love's current
Rushing waywardly with unforeseen destiny
Through the narrow crevices, down the
Mountainside roaring with the full force
Of life and death; fate without a destiny
The rocks that line our beds are surely
What gives truth, meaning and beauty to our
Watery songs that we sing with watery eyes;
Under her moon I've made my bed, and
Under her sun my fire's rekindled; I'm alive
Then she says we're killing each other, and
The pause before she can say she loves me,
Makes my soul of souls scream; we're in war
With devils of distance, yet no history, or
Curses will win this time around the wheel

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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