Darkened Liberations from a Cynical View on Love

July 15, 2012
By Michael.West.III PLATINUM, APO, New York
Michael.West.III PLATINUM, APO, New York
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Favorite Quote:
I would rather to never have felt love, than to feel so loved one
minute and in the blink of an eye it all be gone, left with nothing
more than this broken heart I have now. - Anonymous


To feel your soul leave you,
sucked away by some unknown void,
watching it pull away, as your world goes black.

Your pupils swallow your irises till they are black holes,
standing on the cliff of the canyon,
looking down from Love's gate.

Fall down and you will lose yourself,
swallowed whole by love to the point of
losing who you are, your identity, your life.

Turn back, but go back a changed person,
not of this world, but not of the next;
being in two places at once, but never belonging
to either.

To choose, either love and death,
or singularity and life,
will drive you crazy, with nothing to push you into
either direction.

Close your eyes, feel which way your soul blows in the wind,
down and over the cliff, taking that large leap of faith,
or will you turn back, towards favorable self winds?

Close your eyes, and let your soul make the decision,
because you mind will only tell you what is analytically best,
your heart will only tell you what is emotionally best,
but your soul...your soul will drive you into the truth.

Make a decision, before the wind makes the
decision for you.


The author's comments:
While listening to two songs; Dream is Collapsing from the movie Inception, as well as Lux Aeterna from the movie Requiem for a Dream, I heard this poem start to play out in my head. As I finished writing, two words stood out to me, not from within my poetry, but from my psyche. Those two words; Soundtrack Poetry.

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