Rather

Rather

A Poem by Awaken the Sleepwalker

"My Love, if I put the gun to my head will you pull the trigger?"
I used to think it was a matter of ,"Are you willing to die for me?"
Too many people think that way now a days.
I really wish I could say, "Will you live for me?"

I'll live for you
Rather, I'll thrive for you
I'll change my views and emotions
because you have given me a reason to live

Why would somebody be so willing to die to save the other?
True dedication would be finding the alternative,
where both could live
anharmed, unscathed, in love

© 2010 Awaken the Sleepwalker


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How nice it is to see a like opinion in writing. I should wonder if the...phenomenon?...you describe here is actually new? Something tells me it is. Yet, oddly enough, I have always been inclined to think: "things" are just generally worse in the modern age. Dunknow.
This line is breathtakingly powerful to me - "Will you live for me?" It reflects on what I consider a truth about love--it is selfless, beyond merely considerate.
I completely agree with the idea of the last stanza.
I thank you for..."awakening" me. :)
Cheers.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I agree with D. Snyder. We see things like, "I would kill myself to save you." type of love in a lot of writings. It's nice to see it in an optimistic way :)

Posted 12 Years Ago


How nice it is to see a like opinion in writing. I should wonder if the...phenomenon?...you describe here is actually new? Something tells me it is. Yet, oddly enough, I have always been inclined to think: "things" are just generally worse in the modern age. Dunknow.
This line is breathtakingly powerful to me - "Will you live for me?" It reflects on what I consider a truth about love--it is selfless, beyond merely considerate.
I completely agree with the idea of the last stanza.
I thank you for..."awakening" me. :)
Cheers.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Awaken the Sleepwalker
Awaken the Sleepwalker

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