How can you face me?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The barricades won't protect your heart.

How can you face me?

I see your pretty face Across the barricades Amongst the hateful crowd So bitter and so loud.

My comrades have deserted me I am the last defender The mob will overcome me soon I’ll be murdered and dismembered.

To think we once were allies Against the mindless mass I knew you’d turn against me And now you hold the lash.

Now I await oblivion But I will not surrender You’ve forgotten my love for you ‘Tis all I do remember.


Submitted: October 17, 2020

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hullabaloo22

What a perfect picture of betrayal this paints, Craig.

Sat, October 17th, 2020 5:44pm

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Thanks Hullabaloo22. I picked up a book about the Paris uprising of 1968 for 50 cents which reawakened my obsession with barricades and love as the equivalent of grubby street fighting, but I'm getting old and cynical. Love and revolution are for the young.

Sat, October 17th, 2020 1:54pm

Mike S.

A sad commentary, Craig, but excellent

Sat, October 17th, 2020 6:42pm

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Thanks Mike. I still live in hope, or is it delusion? I borrowed the title from a Fats Waller song and barricade imagery from the Paris uprising of 1968.

Sat, October 17th, 2020 1:57pm

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