Cupid Was Carrying A Gun (poem)

This poem was written for a writing challenge on Instagram for Marilyn Manson’s song `Cupid Carries A Gun’, now what kind of love it must be if Cupid was carrying a gun, an earth-shaking, world-rocking kind of love is what came to my mind, I hope you like my poem.

Any attempt at making sense
of the chaos in my heart ricocheted failure…
the earthquake that his footsteps caused
in this bloody vessel in my chest
had it’s contents getting tossed around…
…love I thought…would tiptoe…
…feel surreal…
but his love was catastrophic…
I could swear I was sure…
that this damn time…
…Cupid was carrying a gun…

©Seema Tabassum 2016
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  1. Very romantic my dear poetess ❤️
    These two songs explode with the hidden emotions of many lovers who have no choice but to live in distant relationship .
    Does distant relationship survive the absence of physical presence ?
    Does love exist over borders?
    If the answers to these queries exist,
    Then poets don’t exist ✍? ❤️ ?

  2. Oh my goodness Seema. I think I am going to have to beg you to do more of these. Phew! Such passion in your lines.

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