Cupid Is A Sniper

They say you never hear the one that gets you

When you're hurt bad you never feel the pain

I guess it's true, I never heard you leaving

And I'm too hurt to ever feel again


All is fair in Love and War they tell me

You took my trust then shot me from behind

I'll take my place among the walking wounded

The scars are on my heart and in my mind


Did I volunteer or was I drafted?

Hard to remember, something is amiss

Though things are hazy one thing is for certain

Recruiters lie, no one signs up for this


It's been a battle just to keep from crying

It's getting hard to know what to believe

The way I feel is just this side of dying

I wear my purple heart upon my sleeve



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Robwrite 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Cupid is a member of the Longbow Hunters Association.

Very nice Hub. I like your poems.


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Thanks Rob.

Your positive feedback leaves me all aquiver.

CP


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

You gotta love a writer who can pun that way. Kudos!!


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Thanks Chris.

Glad you liked it.

CP


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Good job, thanks I enjoyed this, 50


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Thanks 50.

Some times I'm just shootin' from the hip.

Guess it's OK, long as I'm not shootin' blanks.

CP


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

Excellent poem Chris...I love the comparison that you draw. Hell, I've lived it a couple of times...you speak the truth here. Good Work! WB


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Deep emotion. Very strong. Straight from the heart. Awesome!

Eh, by the way, I thought Cupid still using bow?


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Wayne, I hope the comparisons I draw are as tight as Cupid's bowstring and as pointed as the little rascal's arrows.

Thanks.

CP


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Freya,

The title gives reference to the unexpected impact felt when love suddenly strikes..."from out of the blue".

Yes, I do imagine that Cupid still favors a bow.

But his techniques seem more Ninja than Cherub.

Similarly, when a lover to whom you have entrusted your heart suddenly decides the relationship is over, the breathtaking blow can take the legs right out from under you.

At least a sniper is merciful enough to go for a kill shot.

CP


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Lauralynn66 6 years ago

I absolutely love your poems Christopher (or can I call you Chris?) Would also be awesome to hear them to music! : D


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Thanks Laura,

Call me most anything you like...but call me.

I answer to "CP" quite readily.

I appreciate your praise. You can be sure it will go directly to my head...plenty of room for it there.

I welcome you and your comments.

Feel free to browse.

CP


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Again, I'm delighted by your work!!


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

And I am delighted you approve of my efforts.

I shall endeavor to please you more.


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samiaali 6 years ago

A beautiful poem, with a beautiful rhythm! I loved it!


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Thanks samiaali,

I am pleased I have pleased you.

Please come back for more.


ralwus 6 years ago

He got ya right where it hurts. Keep writing now.


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Got that right Charlie.

Cupid lets fly and your lover gives the coup de grace.


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2enjoylife8 6 years ago from Amidst a cloud of creative energy.

Awe shoot! I started off laughing and ended up crying. Isn't that just how it is sometimes.


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Yeah, love is like that sometimes...sudden exhilaration and blindsided befuddlement.

What the hell was that!?!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

I am speechless! Some of this is wonderful stuff! :-)


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

De Greek,

If you are speechless I am astounded.

And I am grateful your "Eliteness" found time to visit.

Welcome.

CP


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christopheranton 6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

They say you cannot feel really happy unless you have also experienced real sorrow. Unfortunately they are right.

Thanks for a bitterly beautiful poem.


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

christopheranton,

If one must suffer for one's art at least broken hearts have purpose.

I guess the happiness is expressed in the sigh of the survivor.

Thanks CA.

CP


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rachellrobinson 6 years ago from Southwest Missouri

awesome poem, reminds me of the "one who got away". It is kind of like getting shot when the one you love decides they don't love you any more.


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

"Kinda like"?

Very like...having your heart torn from your chest by your closest friend, your lover.

Like Ceasar suffering Brutus' knife, you crumple and fall, "Et tu Baby?"


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izettl 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

That was really good, emotional, and great title for it. I haev a love-hate relationship with love- lol.


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Thanks izettl, I concur.

I've often likened my love life to riding a roller coaster...blindfolded.

It's not the peaks and dips so much as the unpredictability of it all.

Thanks for your comments.

CP


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Jewels 6 years ago from Australia

I liked this very much. Are you going to put it to music?


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Thanks Jewels,

I'd like to set this to music, but haven't come up with a fitting tune yet. Until then it will have to stand on its own>

CP


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Chris, this was really good. Thank you for sharing and visiting my hubs. You are a good hubber friend.


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Hey Granny,

I'm happy to visit and glad when you drop by.

CP


Yess! 6 years ago

Ok- I have a love/hate relationship with this one. Love the poem, hate that people can hurt each other like this.


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Yess!

Reminds me of the old song "You only hurt the ones you love..."

It follows that only those who love passionately can be hurt so deeply.

And that which doesn't kill me makes me stronger.

CP


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Love has scratches. Aloe won't help! God bless!


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Micky,

Aloe won't sooth Aloha, it takes thyme and time.

CP


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Daniel J. Neumann 6 years ago from Harrisburg, Pa

CP,

Beautiful poetry. Veterans write excellent blue, sublime, gripping art. At least we get something from all that pain.

Thank you for sharing this,

Dan

P.S.

Your style reminds me of something between Russell Robinson, Tim Obrien, and Kurt Vonnegut. I'll come back for more.

http://www.llumina.com/store/riverwar.htm

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2330.Tim_O_...

http://refspace.com/quotes/Kurt_Vonnegut/war


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Welcome Dan, and thanks for the comments and the links.

Please do stick around and browse.

CP


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richtwf 6 years ago

Enjoyed this message, loved the way you expressed it and great title too! Thanks for sharing.


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

richtwf:

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

CP


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know one 5 years ago from Australia

I really like this. The military theme coupled with the victim mentality works really well from start to finish and I love the incorporation of 'the walking wounded'. My kind of poem! :)


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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

And I like your hub nom de plume; it reminds me of Odysseus telling the Cyclops his name was NoMan. Now I can claim to be a misunderstood poet, "Know one likes my poems".

Please feel free browse. I hope you'll find more that Know One likes.

CP


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know one 5 years ago from Australia

With the same desire to have a way out unscathed... yes, I can see the parallels for myself ;-)

Know one likes your poems? Perhaps more a function of taste, not understanding. And I do intend to browse - when I'm done with Christmas!


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Ashantina 5 years ago

"I never heard you leaving.." hm, was imagining these words with music as I was reading. What type of music would you put this poem with? :)


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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Happy Holidays Know One.


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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Ashantina,

I think Country Music lends itself to carrying the narrative, but (as much as I dislike most of their music) U2, with their proclivity for military rhythm percusion in much of their early music, seems an apt sound to echo the theme.

I'm more lyricist than tune-smith. Thanks for stopping by.

CP


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, I do believe you know and feel every word of that! I do to, I remember hearing someone say, I would rather never love at all, than love and lose someone, sometimes I have to agree! lovely poem, cheers nell


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Lovely poem and so heartfelt! I'm going to go check out more of your hubs. Best, Steph


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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Nell,

I think most of us are veterans, survivors of the quest to find love and be loved...each with our war stories to tell.

I must admit I have given up and vowed to abandon the struggle a time or two myself, after suffering severe heart-crushing blows. But, honestly, swearing off of loving and seeking love is like deciding it's too much an effort to continue breathing...I can't give up either addiction.

CP


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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA Author

Welcome Steph,

Stick around and browse. I hope you find more to enjoy.

CP

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