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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I am Cherokee I have bee raised on and taught of my roots my Great Great grandma was a medicine woman but she was a Christian, she was Spanish and Cherokee her father full blooded Cherokee and her mother full blooded Spanish.. but I don't Believe in Totems the Totem is the same as
a horoscope or a spirit guide a totem animal. Jesus is what makes me
love and I don't hate as there's no love with hate can't even be
around it makes me sick I just pray for those I can't help and walk away.

But this was quite Interesting.

Thank you for sharing. Blessings. Kindred poet

Posted 9 Years Ago

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It clearly comes from your totem, enjoyed this very much!

Posted 9 Years Ago

sometimes love does not only fuel me but also completes me and scare away all doubts. awesome write, Love it

Posted 9 Years Ago

O wow I so loved this poem well written :D

Posted 9 Years Ago

this is a great write, great word usage. it really paints a picture(:

Posted 10 Years Ago

creative :) i like it.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is a really good piece, especially because it gets the audience thinking about themselves. It really made me reflect =) Well written!

Posted 11 Years Ago

This write makes one really ponder on the subject of love and hate.
I agree with you on some of this. This is amazing. I really am enjoying
your writes.

Posted 11 Years Ago

When love reveals mystery within an answer, it's easy to get lost, yet found,
if there is such a thing, the totem reminds me of a flute, where each mote is
a description, this is a classic wonder, scarlet across the page :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

A thin line indeed. I love the content, it's very personal and almost prophetic. Wise words, and as always a wonderful read!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR

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