Welcoming Mark Anthony
Welcoming Mark Anthony love2016 stories

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when mark anthony shows up at your doorstep, you have two options: tell him to fuck off or fuck you.
betrayal runs deep but so does love, so when the two collide,
which mad dog survives?

Welcoming Mark Anthony

by Caroline Prank

My clock read 0:53,

when I learned my home didn't only belong to me.

Welcome in Mark Anthony, to a darkened stage.

A bath of love and blood vessels. A single pond made of the star crossed tears, coming down your face. The second coming of Cleopatra's grace.

Don't long for him; Long for home.

Long for the times, you've shoved down your throat.

Keep your hands in your pockets,

if you are willing to stare. Only second to the woman that bloomed this love affair. You call shotgun for the backseat, even though she'd already put you there.

You've always wanted to sleep,

with your heart in your hands. So that you know in the morning, no body will wake up. “My reality is me, And maybe it's time it didn't belong to somebody.”

Don't listen to the birds,

that only sing mating calls. If it weren't for second chances, we'd all be more careful, not more alone.

The curtain is up, return to your seats.

Welcoming Mark Anthony, to this showpiece. Collecting nights of love, while supporting the violence of a sun-seen nightmare. Everyone bow down, to my heart's final heir.

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bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@carolineprancke Shame on me for stereotyping young people. It did not enter my thoughts it would be Consul Mark Anthony. The whole poem suddenly becomes very clear to me. I would definitely invite the General in for a beer and swap lies with him all night.

a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil i'm sure he would appreciate it!! and just to clear it up, the Mark Anthony, in this poem, is referring to the Roman general, who had one of the most famous love affairs in history with Cleopatra. but thank you for your comment, it means a lot to me!!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
Can't I just invite him in for a beer? I recognize the name. Some kind of entertainer. It doesn't matter you wrote a delicious poem about this knight errant of yours and did a great job with the wording and the fluidity. You have expounded on something I have seen going on since Frank Sinatra and you did an incredible job.

a year agoReply
@larry thank you!!

larryBronze Commai'm batman
a year agoReply
whoa nice piece!!