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Love Story
by George K McLaren
Saturday, October 18, 2003

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Now for something a bit strange...


 


You often used to tell me that
Your heart was mine forever,
But the longer it sits in the jar
The more it looks like leather.


 


I won it many years ago,
It wasn't very hard,
'Twas not with loving words
But on the turning of a card.


 


I plied you not with poetry
But drugs and alcohol,
Until you slumped, seductively,
Comatose against the wall.


 


I don't think you'd have been aware -
You weren't very smart -
That as you lay there bleeding
I held your warm, still-beating, heart.


 


And now it's mine forever -
You don't need it anymore -
But it's still a comfort knowing
You're still here, beneath the floor.


 


But now it's time for me to go,
Don't wish to be a bore,
Besides, your corpse is smelling
And the police are at the door...

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Reviewed by Nicole Lasher 1/22/2004
Cute :)
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 10/31/2003
LOL LOL LOL!!! Thankyou !!!....You have indeed saved me from myself this day..NOW I can laugh ..am still doing so...LOL! What a great poem..it's going into my libraray there to await one of my BLUE days...:)..they do pop up now and then...
What a talent! ty

Vesna
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/18/2003
People do get a bit strange around halloween, don't they? I really like the flow and the rhythm with which this piece reads... kept me going to end... and I love the ending... great write...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 10/18/2003
love story? um...what happened to "love means never having to say..." well you didn't really apologize

cute blend of metaphors and turn of the card

thanks,
donna.
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