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"True Love" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on January 7, 2014
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"True Love"

Wallowing, rolling around in blankets of self pity

Red machines, running on E through the heart of the city

Dimly lit rooms of angst harbor fallen soldiers, licking their wounds from the battlefields of love

Veterans of the war, once rookies, until Cupid flew by and gave them a shove

Immersed, swimming in deep thoughts of heated actions from their past

For every million victories in love, there's a billion others that never seem to last

Never the less, love lingers on

Chemicals capture the brain, holding it hostage

Seducing and enabling the pain, a chained heart with no locksmith

Adding colors, textures and smells to the mirage

For it truly never exists

A manifestation of self, broadcast onto others

Channeling our reception of what we want to be seen

We view ourselves only through the eyes of our beholders

While, the greatest war rages on inside

Everyday a battle with a mirror or scale

Under the knife of vanity we all bleed

Scarred debutantes chasing perfection

Falling short, we skin our knees

Soliciting our exteriors due to interiors we feel inferior

We sell our bodies and do as were sold

Our minds and souls never grace our covers

Too scared to show what lay inside

Self loathing imbeciles afraid of our own shiny shadows

Learn...

To love ones self

To shine your inner truth

The only validation is a ticket in your possession

Punch it

For the ones that truly love themselves are never alone

And a heart cant love another heart, till it loves the beat of it's own











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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Eric, love these last few lines:

      "The only validation is a ticket in your possession

      Punch it

      For the ones that truly love themselves are never alone

      And a heart cant love another heart, till it loves the beat of it's own"

      they say it all.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, lessons learned in love. As always I appreciate the visit.

      EWF

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      ANIL KUMAR UPADHYAY 3 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

      Beautiful hub Eric, some lines have left the irremovable impression on me. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks for the visit and the kind words Aupadhyay, I'm glad it made an impression.

      EWF

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