Quame Boatmann

Veteran Poet - 1,275 Points (Cape Coast)

What Are You, Love? - Poem by Quame Boatmann

Love,
Are you a plague or pain?
Love,
Do you mend or maim?
Love,
Do you have a definition?
Love,
Do you bind or break?
Love! Love! ! Love! ! !
Oh what are you, love?

I dare to cling to you, love
I cling, not with my head but heart
I cling, not with a ruptured but whole heart
With whole heart, my head set straight

Love, do you mend or maim?
For since I cleaved to you
My head thinks of only you
And realities tame

Love, are you good or evil?
For you I sacrifice my numen
And I’m descending down the level
To dine with the fallen angel
For thus says my credence
But let the Potter be the Arbiter

Love, do you enslave or liberate?
For I see my head bowed
In reverence to your presence
And my lips jitter to utter against your will

Love, honey or bile?
What is your definition, love?
Are you true or lie?
Love! Love! ! Love! ! !
Oh what are you, love?

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Form: Free Verse


Comments about What Are You, Love? by Quame Boatmann

  • Kelly Kurt (9/20/2015 11:56:00 PM)


    A poignant poem about a subject that drives all poets. Thanks, Maxwell (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 20, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, September 21, 2015


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