Traversing the Path of Love and Hate

Traversing the Path of Love and Hate

A Poem by LKBillips
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Just a bit of fun--Playing with words and structure

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Traversing the Path of Love and Hate

I walk with purpose across this path
I look with longing upon my past
The world it changes so very fast
Piteous the soul that deals with my wrath

I've been so kind, so sweet and true
But naïve is what he saw in trait
Pause for me as the hour grows late
And you'll see who's rage he'll rue

A lifetime of hurt in a blink of an eye
The foul smelling bond we do egress
Bottled up fury I can no longer repress
Stinging words give way to a sigh

Relief is mine for there is no regret
Nothing lost and no great reward
I do not know where I'm walking toward
But the path is clear and my pace is set

Clothed in experience and hope
I take the fringe up high
looking for that place to lie
I now peer out from a fractured scope

Where can my safe shelter be?
I scoff to think of the house you built
Full of rage and wicked guilt
I guess the past is not done with me

I see a glimmer up ahead
Perhaps of friendship once again
A bond forms and feelings certain
Promises still left unsaid

Delicious tension fills the room
Longing for both body and risk
The hope of love barely a glisk
Too freshly woven to assume

Heaven sent I feel it now
or Hell has brought this pleasure near
I feel it as I'm standing here
I know not either when nor how

I'll bask in this resounding bliss
Whether if from above or below
The end will come so take it slow
Before time dictates our final kiss

LKBillips 

© 2018 LKBillips


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As a rhyme-aholic I always enjoy watching another fine poet like yourself crafting a rhyme pattern that's unusual like this. The best part of your message is the way your writing seems to mimic the ups & downs that your story is unfolding. I hate when relationships are presented as two-dimensional, so I get much satisfaction to take a meander thru your tangled web of realistic relationship feelings & experiences. I'm not that good at interpreting nuanced writing, but yours is pretty clear even tho you use much analogy (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LKBillips

3 Years Ago

Thanks Margie! I do love the challenge of the rhyme and doing things out of the box. Glad you saw .. read more



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I enjoyed the rhyme scheme in this poem LKB, and the structure is sound. Also enjoyed the message. On our journey through life we carry with us the experiences of the past. Whether we learn from them though is a different matter. Nicely composed.

Chris

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LKBillips

3 Years Ago

Thanks Chris!
Beautifully penned. It is a long and strange journey that we all take in life, with many stumbles along the way, but to accept that the future should not be set on our past is the only way we can ever move forward in life, for good and bad. Too often, we hang onto bitterness and recrimination when we have been wronged, with the only effect being that they have infected us with their problems. It is always the bigger person that accepts only learning in these situations. We all hope for the best, but spend most of our time dealing with the worst. Such is life, but it doesn't mean we have to stop being ourselves to do so.
At least, that is what I think, and take from your words. I really like not knowing if heaven or hell sent it, that speaks volumes :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LKBillips

3 Years Ago

Thanks for the review and your insight. We definitely carry baggage from previous experiences with u.. read more
Lorry

3 Years Ago

You're welcome :)
As a rhyme-aholic I always enjoy watching another fine poet like yourself crafting a rhyme pattern that's unusual like this. The best part of your message is the way your writing seems to mimic the ups & downs that your story is unfolding. I hate when relationships are presented as two-dimensional, so I get much satisfaction to take a meander thru your tangled web of realistic relationship feelings & experiences. I'm not that good at interpreting nuanced writing, but yours is pretty clear even tho you use much analogy (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LKBillips

3 Years Ago

Thanks Margie! I do love the challenge of the rhyme and doing things out of the box. Glad you saw .. read more

Certainly well worth the read and most thoroughly enjoyed... it seems you got the hang of structure my friend..... play on...... N

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LKBillips

3 Years Ago

Thanks Neville! Higher praise could never be sung. I shall play on indeed! Have a great weekend!
Neville

3 Years Ago

Hey, you too my fine literary friend..... N

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