Oh True Love ....a verse on the dark side

But then just where was true love when
you were the one needed most
Forgive me lord my
sour mood seems to
be clouding this
perfect day

Yet true love is only as true as the strength it
requires to maintain an hour a day
a year or a lifetime
Just how true is it that shakes a child until
it's tiny brain
so rattles against its skull
that it dies

Or a new father abandons his child
his wife and for what
a sexy broad in a cheap bar
on the edge of town
Or when a trusted teacher slides
his hand up the thigh
of a lonely teenaged girl

Yes and where is true love when that man
slaps a woman so hard that
her ear drum bursts like
a party balloon
Where was this true
love then

Perhaps I am but the human barometer
of current happenings
in the news
on the tv
or in the house next door
are you in this true love?

Where is true love when a parent
sells his child to the sex ring
busted last week
down the street from his apartment
as his wife hides in the
closet a needle in her arm

No my friends I think true love may
me just slightly tainted
Its no wonder strangers never even
look each other in the
eyes anymore
and when we do
true love dies
just a little more



It's a bit dark , I'm sorry , yet the human barometer in me comes alive once in a while and refuses to let go until I put this voice into words.........

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Excellent as always.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Thank you Eric , Lately the world seems to be going downhill , or is it me !......:-}


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

I actually like to read this dark side of your writing Ed. We all need to delve into the unpleasant now and then to draw attention to some injustice or human failing. Voted up.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I tell myself everyday that i'm not going to watch the national news, but i'm hooked, i must know what's going on in this world and it makes me sick. I can relate to your dark mood. Voted up and interesting...Be happy my friend tomorrow is ' gonna be better...


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Well that was surely on the dark side. However I hear you and can understand so much craziness is going on in this world that I sometimes surprise myself that I can still write about good things and real love.

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