Totem

Totem

A Poem by Chloe..Across the Universe

I have an arrow in my heart
it is pierced without jewelery
Cupid put it there

I asked, Cupid why did you shoot
this arrow into me, my heart
he said , it is your totem

But a totem comes from the
Native Americans we stole
this country from

Oh, but you are wrong
partially - you see
we are all the same

The same- yes, same
you, me a myth they say
the Native Americans

We are all the same and
the arrow is your totem
a totem of love

How can I love everyone, Cupid
how can I not hate those who
murder and abuse , those evil faces

Cupid had no answer , I had won
you will learn in time love is love
hate is hate

How profound said I
not without a hint of sarcasm
you will learn in time

So I took my totem had no choice
love was my calling in words, in voice
I love the ugly, lovely, strong, weak

I love the rich, the poor
black, white, yellow and brown
I love the ones who hate

As you see I learned what Cupid meant
love is love and hate is hate
the line is thin

The totem is mine I hold it dear
love is what fuels me
what makes me uniquely me

This totem of love
I cherish- hold dear
I learned the difference

Between hate and love

© 2011 Chloe..Across the Universe



Author's Note

Chloe..Across the Universe
it is what it is - my totem is an arrow of love
of course i don't love the evil faces, hate though
I do not it will come to them in time - their totem is not
as strong as mine - an arrow dipped in love .

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quite ingenious! I want a totem from the cosmos, Chloe, do you think it's possible? I think I shall adopt a Mayan God as my totem xD

It's a bit scandalous, how well you know cupid.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Beautiful work. Touching in the way you show us how easy it is to decided to be either a part of the problem or a part of the solution.

Posted 5 Years Ago


I like this poet.
Because she writes her heart and mind quite nicely, and,
because she knew what I meant when I said
"London Leatherboys!" or something of the sort....

No, I was just smoking a contract and wasting my time,
checking in on old pals. It's cool that I can do that without getting the 900dollar phone bills like in the good ol' days.

Anyways.....
you be good, ...or at least beware.



Posted 5 Years Ago


nice one read mine too "QUEST OF LIFE"

Posted 6 Years Ago


I believe the hate is designed to make the love.....stronger. God is love, yes. But what others fail to see is the balance. Yes; we should loves as He does. But what kind of love is this? Therein lies the great mystery. Poignant. A good read, missy.
masqued^^

Posted 6 Years Ago


The difference as you say is a thin line. This is a great concept that is not so different from what Jesus taught us. Hate is an emotion but love is something all the same different. For within love resides hate but not the other way around.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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what a interesting concept..the totem..being so individual..yes a thin line but one without the other could ...we need to measure them against each other..

Posted 6 Years Ago


I feel your love, in every word your write...it is true that we are all the same, all children of the Earth.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Your words are true. If we followed the rules of the Old Africa and Native American. Old world would be in a better place. Then logic of old was need all races and belief to work together. A lot of space for many kinds of people. I like the use of the totem. Thank you for a excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 6 Years Ago


Your note is as good as your poem, Chloe..and I really like the poem.
I have a totem animal, but nothing like a cupids arrow...but both are spirit guides in a sense.
Namaste

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Chloe..Across the Universe

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