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There is no Love in a Barbed Wire Fence

Updated on October 12, 2015
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Came to the United States in 1962. First attended Rochester College in Rochester, MI. Graduated from Abilene Christian University, in 1966.

Imagery of love's peril

There is no love in a barbed wire fence

With its thorns ready to stab

At a heart of anticipation and hope

Leaving scars of pain forever.

The rusted shingle of a long gone sign

Tells the folly of becoming attached

When clinging to close for support

It spurns a love that could never have been

The bond that holds two together

Is merely an act of convenience

A loop of wire that prolongs the inevitable

Fostering the rust that erodes the essence

So, there is no love in a barbed wire fence

Which, by nature, is strung to hang

Any sign of love

Corroding it with the rust of rejection


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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      Wonderful imagery of love's peril.