Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Bell Tolls

Credit: Guerra de la Paz’ Kiss (2006) in
Love and War

Loving through revolution. Social Activism's constant call.

At the nape of your neck.. my pale fingernails linger in thin curls

softly pressing you into my cheek..

your ear to mine..

around my shoulders you rest..

tender grazing on satin sheets..we wrap each other..

we hold and console

carefully concealing one another..

tightly safeguarding...

At times I am underneath you.. hiding and retreating, guarded, kept warm and protected

At times I become your wings..stretching myself wide on top of you..allowing you to drift

we take turns lifting each other

we take turns breathing for the other

tender kisses blend with sour tears

pained and silent

...........we make love

while the walls are crashing to the ground

while bombs are blasting and shots are firing

amidst screams..

...........we make love

while fires are burning and corpse lie uncovered in the streets

...........we make love

with shell casings at the foot of the bed and war ravaged photographs on the pillow

...........we make love

with a black-hooded victim huddling in the corner; dawning torn feet and lacerated hands

with orphan children crying underneath the bed

while the floor boards are rattling and the earth is shaking

while the Regime is at the door and the sirens are wailing...

...........we make love

with hundreds of gas-masked covered faces..peering through the windows

...........we make love..

desperately revolting against the hour

fighting minutes by seconds to reclaim lost innocence

The Ticks tock louder..and then... The Bell Tolls...

(Times up)..with angst we face each other

I leap from the bed onto bloody executionary stones..

grab the pistol, posters, banners, and bullhorn..

he grabs the vest, machetes, phones..

....a blown kiss..and out separate windows we fly

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on April 05, 2011 at 11:25 pm

make love...not war.

that picture goes great with the poem...

awesome work!

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By mantra lotus on April 06, 2011 at 08:37 am

Exactly Mike!

:) Thanks

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By mantra lotus on April 06, 2011 at 09:35 pm

Thank you Cher, I am purely honored by you. It's an awesome sentiment from someone who is extraordinary in writing as well as personality.

(Thank you)

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By Caballero_69 on May 01, 2011 at 11:39 am

Mantra Lotus,

You do with single words what many people can only do with images worth a thousands words each!

This is a poem that should be placed in a time capsule so 10,000 years from now if the Earth is not a desolated cinder, people or whatever species succeeds can know what a heroic, romantic woman thought, felt, and said.

It will be to them as Aphrodite of Milos means to us.

From my time in war, I can personally recall leaving the warm embrace of a beautiful woman to head toward the sounds of the guns. Talk of parting being sweet sorrow, this was / is awesome!

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By mantra lotus on May 02, 2011 at 09:41 am

I am humble Larry..."Thank YOU".

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