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Love Is as Strong as Death: A short poem about love, based on a passage from the Song of Solomon in the Bible.
Posted by Douglas, Oct 4, 2008. 2460 views. ID = 1838

Love Is as Strong as Death

Posted by Douglas, Oct 4, 2008. 2460 views. ID = 1838
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This is a response to Brett's Death Came To Call, which was a response to my Love Came Knocking. I thought it would be appropriate to combine the two ideas. :)
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"Love is as strong as death," we all should know,
For this is what the Good Book clearly states.
Unyielding as the dismal grave below,
Which stubbornly each life eradicates.

I know these words, they must be right,
For Solomon the Wise, he was no fool.
But my true love is not as bad as that;
She's only strong and stubborn as a mule.

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Comments


Douglas
Oct 4, 2008
For anyone who is curious, the premise of this poem starts out in the book Song of Solomon from the Bible:

Place me like a seal over your heart,
like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death,
its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire,
like a mighty flame. (Song of Solomon 8:6)
   ~Posted by Douglas, Oct 4, 2008

Brett G. Rudder
Oct 4, 2008
Aha, very nice way of mixing humour, love, and seriousness along with God's word into a poem. I liked it. For the record, I'm not obsessed with death ;-) but it is very interesting, and some poets like Emily Dickinson especially, have a way of writing about it.
   ~Posted by Brett G. Rudder, Oct 4, 2008



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