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Every fool in the game knows the rules of the fight
Put them up, do your best or go hungry tonight.

Take some hits, throw a punch, do as best as you're able
Win this bout and go home with some food on the table.

From the day I left school to the day I drop dead
I've broken every bone just to earn my bread.

It hurts to starve but when push comes to shove
Nothing hurts worse than the hunger for love.

Every day, my heart hurts
And by night, it gets worse

I remember the day you gave me your smile
And for once, life feels right, if only for a while.

My opponent's blow puts me back in my place,
It's my own fault, dreaming of your face.

The ring has no patience for dreamers and fools,
But you'll save your skin if you play by the rules

Keep my head in the game, the fight is not done
The bell's just went off and it's time for round one!

I lie in bed dreaming, of getting my chance
Daring to dream of the truest romance. 

My hardest fight has yet to start,
But I'll know that I've won when I've won your heart. 



This is my entry to :iconbright-poets:'s Love Poetry contest, with the theme: "Fighting for Love"

I'm finding it harder and harder as time goes by to write romantic poetry and yet...virtually all my written work goes back to the same thing: love. 

No matter how many times I've been frustrated with the rug pulled out from under my feet, I can't stop writing about the same thing. I suppose the only thing that has changed is that my outlook to love is more shy and sheltered. :shrug:

The idea for this came as I was walking back to my residence one night. Mother Teresa once said: "The hunger for bread is easier satisfied than the hunger for love". I then thought of stories of nak muay (Muay Thai boxers) in Thailand who actually have to fight to put food on the table. If they don't win, they go hungry at night. 

From there, the rhymes just came to me and I started muttering them to myself. Good thing I had a notebook to jot them down at the time. I haven't written a completely rhyming poem in English for nearly 10 years and I'm still not sure how I did.

I'm really not sure about the title at all ^^;

Oh well, if nothing else, at least I gave it my best.

Enjoy the poem everyone. Happy Valentine's Day :heart: :rose:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
"It hurts to starve but when push comes to shove
Nothing hurts worse than the hunger for love."

Love these lines. :heart:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :heart:
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GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Writer
Reminds me of Simon and Garfunkel's The Boxer.

You've nailed the rhyme, but the beat gets lost sometimes.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's a good song, I'm happy to hear that :nod:

That's funny you should say because to be honest, this was more of a freak accident of rhyme than an exercise in rhythm. I didn't really have a beat in mind. I just made it up as I went along, really.
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GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   Writer
Well then.  That's awesome.  Because you nailed the rhyme.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm happy to hear that! Next poetry goal, an exercise in rhythm!
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Leah084 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I really enjoyed this :)
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm happy to hear that :thanks:
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EclecticQuill Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Writer
Love couplets. :D
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I was lucky to come up with them
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