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Author Name: FreeTristan 8 Comments
Date Added: July 11, 2010 13:07:27 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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Defending Love

Defending Love

I think that poetry must be the key
 that christens virgin thought -- exceeding thought,
and opens wide the gate that makes men free
 to battlefields of love where wars are fought.
There, Honor was the medal that they gave,
 but what of she who failed and was disgraced?
 Is she to be hence cursed to her grave
 or Scarletletter'd for not keeping chaste?
think she must have faced a granite foe
 and struggled with the Fate she had been dealt.
 Can we condemn a frightened grasping soul
 for feeling that which should have not been felt?
Can we control our feelings as it seems?
 Or are we only products of our dreams?


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Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on July 13, 2010 12:56:00 AM Report
Great food for thought...plentiful and filling. Fine work Tristan!

~Barbara D.~

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on July 12, 2010 10:47:18 AM Report
Ahhhh, dear Tristan...Always a treat to tap upon your postings...We know by your name that we shall be gifted once again with a fine specimen~!  Indeed, Poetry does open the floodgates of imagination, ...of creativity,...and recognition of ones' place in the Universe...I like the line..."or are we only products of our dreams?"...A bit to ponder there...*smile*...Again, I enjoyed reading your work...

Margaret....The Baglady...who refuses to be scarlet-lettered....

Comment By: FreeAdri on July 12, 2010 03:51:51 AM Report
You are truly such a brilliant poet, every poem I'm more and more in awe. You write with a soul of a hundred men, and understand the world around you. You are a social observer, and your poetry is the product of your observance. I love the last line:
"Or are we only products of our dreams?"
That is the conundrum... 
As always, a real write
Adri x

Comment By: PremiumHOPE on July 12, 2010 02:50:48 AM Report


A wonderful poem.  I appreciate the lines "


I think she must have faced a granite foe

 and struggled with the Fate she had been dealt.

 Can we condemn a frightened grasping soul

 for feeling that which should have not been felt?"





Comment By: FreeMoonStar on July 12, 2010 02:41:11 AM Report
Tristan I must say one thing. You can take a blank page and bring forth a miracle. A thing of such beauty and wisdom that it makes the eyes tear.. In truth my friend. For this is a fine example of your power of the written word and the thoughts that go through your mind make me sit in awe and I keep rereading your words for not just their beauty, but their incredible depth of meaning.. YOU my friend, are in a class of your own..


Moonie xxx 

Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on July 11, 2010 04:23:21 PM Report
wow! Tristan, your lightning strikes an arrow into the heart...Defending Love you say?...I read this as defending the love of poetry...and saluting poetry's  amazing power.  As you stated, "it opens wide the gate that sets men free". But what if the poet does not hold up to his own personal he to be condemned?  Not if he is honest and strives to write honestly expressing the Truths that leap from his own heart.  Not if he refuses to blame poetry for "feeling that which should have not been felt"  The poet must carry his own blame and strive to improve in his craft...his chosen work.  When it comes to Iambic are definitely in your element.  Are you sure you were not born from another time? 
Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on July 11, 2010 02:00:08 PM Report
What better rule of engagement could you defend? 
You are truly a soldier of love Tristan  
As always your work is a joy to read.

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 11, 2010 01:44:05 PM Report
As I was reading this it does make a lot of sence....Are we just products of our own dreams??
Great poem.. I wonder??...Perhaps.....


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