Saturday, August 13, 2016

Near Love Valentine

Someone may have freed the slaves
But now the free must free themselves
Who are of all different shades and features
Liberation through the laws
Of love against our own brutal natures
Must be the second civil war
Fought out in the common mind
By uncommon reason and a blind
Angry desire not knowing
Which weapon to apply
To defend against self-rejection
And all that comes of self-reflection
How many are drowned by shame
And even those who escape
Are subsequently seized by fear
Unless love is near

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