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"Bleed into me"

Author: Martin S. Allen
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"Bleed into me"

Bleed into me
we must become one
Our hearts bound together
revealed in the sun
Hand in hand, heart to heart
this love has just begun

Black it bleeds together with white
What some see as gray
is a spectrum of light
Red, orange, yellow and green

Blue is the bed where clouds rest and lay
an indigo sky would soon burst with rain
kissing the violets where you had lain
Fallen asleep, never to wake

I saw them in white
tall phantoms at night
A glowing cross in flames
They ravaged my sweet
my lady, my love
No faces to the names

Marched through the streets
with torches and guns
They drug her close behind
the beauty of her lovely face
erased and left behind

Our blood flowed down from trees above
from which we had been hung
Our portrait of undying love
together we bleed as one

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  i am glad to have come upon this....

it is beautiful in a way...and horrific in a way...magic and tragic...

all the colors blending to is not black and white, it is gray....we love whom we love...

but we are forced by such prejudice to hide, to hide on side streets rather than march down the middle of the road...

it was really bad when i was kid...the mixed couples were looked upon with disdain...we were so divided...but at the same time movements had started to change that...

some of us never thought anything of it...whoever was together...we figured they liked or loved each other...and that was enough for us...

i think of things when i read this. from "guess who's coming to dinner" to "mississippi burning" and everywhere in between...

also the song by janis ian.."society's child"

"i can't see you anymore baby, can't see you anymore"

yet here the couple bleed together, hang together...a portrait of ultimate love that knows no bounds or colors..

i think the write is smooth...yes, maybe in spots a bit cliché...but really the stark images need to rest within some wording that is normal...the really good stuff stands out more that way...

sometimes we overpack every line with metaphors, or big words, or abstract imagery...and then the poem is hard to trudge through..

this is smooth...and it hit me over the head...

i like a poem that does that.

| Posted on 2011-04-13 00:00:00 | by jacoberin | [ Reply to This ]
  WOW from the beginning to the ending I was holding my breath unsure when you were taking this. but this is a great piece now I see why there are so many comments... kudos to this post

| Posted on 2009-06-24 00:00:00 | by jackz | [ Reply to This ]
  This is a stunningly beautiful piece of work. It is so tragic and so vivid, and produces strong images as well as emotions!

Very well done!
| Posted on 2008-03-16 00:00:00 | by Ron Cole | [ Reply to This ]
  Well, I must offer my critique. Although most of your fans will disagree with my thoughts, perhaps it may shed some insight. I found the metaphors you used very descriptive and well written. However, much of the piece seemed somewhat forced to me. Almost clichéd in some areas:
"Bleed into me
we must become one
Our hearts bound together
revealed in the sun
Hand in hand, heart to heart
this love has just begun"

While this is very good descriptivelly, I have read this type of description many times by many poets from many time periods. I myself find myself falling into the same quandry. How to describe an emotion such as love uniquely? That is the challange.
I think you are very close, as I can tell you are a much more accomplished writer than I.

your friend
| Posted on 2007-09-24 00:00:00 | by BenCollier | [ Reply to This ]
  And can I say this is just abosolutley great!

| Posted on 2007-09-16 00:00:00 | by PrettyHeart | [ Reply to This ]
  So this poem was an interesting read. I really like how you chose a very touching theme and a great story to represent it...only you probably should have used that stuff in the poem....but mostly, I want to talk about the format of your poem, and I have some suggestions, or advice, as it were. Yes, advice.

1. Some people like to use rhyming in their poems. Others do not.

2. I notice that you break your poem up into stanzas. This might serve to make the work more easily digestible to young, inexperienced viewers, but for mature, insightful students of literature like you and I, I suggest something more complex. Perhaps if you presented the poem in a minimalist fashion, such as a run-on sentence with no punctuation, that would really amplify the tone...

3. Well, I just wanted to say. I think it's really, really cool that you use colors as symbols. It makes the poem so much deeper, especially when you use black and white, and how together they make gray. The only thing I might suggest is that you don't use the phrase "spectrums of light" to explain the colors. First of all, there are no such things as "spectrums" of light. There is only one spectrum, THE SPECTRUM, and all of the colors are, well, colors. I just think you might want to change that part, otherwise people might think you don't know what you're talking about.

Overall, good job. Most importantly, I think you should keep practicing, keep trying, and keep writing.
| Posted on 2007-09-14 00:00:00 | by Aaron Felix | [ Reply to This ]

In the midst of all the breathtaking captions of nature motifs partly embedded into metaphors you place a very sad story. You pay attention to details and your way of combining the words is what blends in with the readers thoughts. A very good poetic achievement.


| Posted on 2007-07-12 00:00:00 | by Porcelaine | [ Reply to This ]
  i think if this piece wasnt prefaced by your description my interpretation of this piece wouldnt be what you wrote it to be...

i think your imagery isnt as sharp or distinguished as it could be.
bearing in mind that southern and 60s means racial oppression and misunderstanding on HUGE extremes i think you could have written a more impacting piece given the line of thought you have taken.

i would focus on the struggles of a mixed relationship... surely there would have been more than a little opposition without the KKKs involvement...?

i would tell the reader WHY there was love... what was it in the other person that drew them together and kept them together...
show the reader what kinda people they were... they were obviously quite 'ahead of their time' in the way they related to other races/cultures etc...

i think your use of colour is a start in the right direction here. the way you paint the world and the night through his eyes... the indigo... the blue... the white.
it is a good progression... kinda like a rainbow.

i know when i was in ethiopia and hung out with this guy a whole lot and people would call us "cappachino" coffee and milk...
we never thought it weird for a second to be spending so much time together... we had so much fun but it was obvious that to others it seemed like an odd combination [though i happen to like cappachinos myself so the comment was as derrogatory as it could have been]
i say that because there is prolly a different way to have the colours meeting and blending without the grey...
grey is a hard concept to write about without sounding cliché these days... i guess im just encouraging you to think outside the square.

and i know you wrote this a while ago now and may not have any desire to revisit it again but perhaps you could keep some of these ideas in mind while you get back into the poetry groove

| Posted on 2007-07-03 00:00:00 | by Someones Epiphany | [ Reply to This ]
  i like the last stanza the best.
hell, i LOVED all of it, but anywayz.
i can't really say anything that hasn't already been said.... so i'll leave it at that.
| Posted on 2007-02-08 00:00:00 | by XmaryjaneX | [ Reply to This ]
  I loved the use of colours and the imagery they created in my mind.....

They held onto each others love and kept their bond which was so beautiful.....

TO die next to the one u love even in such a horrid way, but the love could not be murdered

You have a gift and i will be reading a lot more of your work

God Bless

| Posted on 2006-05-15 00:00:00 | by lostspirit | [ Reply to This ]
  I can't quite say anything different then what these fine people have said. This poem is very deep and satisfying to read. I love the elements of love, imagery, nature, and horror all blended together. Absolutely beautiful. One of my favorites.

| Posted on 2006-07-10 00:00:00 | by Jacob Seibert | [ Reply to This ]
  hi, a great poem, please consider any of my suggestions just the way i read it. erace this too if its out of place. tom

Colored Love

you bleed into me
we have become one
Our hearts bound together
revealed by the sun
Hand in hand, heart to heart
this love it has just begun

Black to bleed together with white
What some may see as grey
are spectrums of light
Red, orange, yellow and green

Blue is the bed where clouds rest and lay
an indigo sky would soon burst with rain
kissing the violets where you had lain
Fallen asleep, there never to wake

I saw them in white
tall phantoms at night
A glowing cross in flames
They ravaged my sweet
my lady, my love
No faces to the names

Marched through the streets
with torches and guns
They drag her close behind
the beauty of her lovely face
erased and left behind them

Our blood flowed down from a tree
from which we had been hung
Our portrait is undying love
together to bleed as one
by the KKK no more.
| Posted on 2006-07-14 00:00:00 | by poetotoe | [ Reply to This ]
I'm not one to suck up my brother but that was really awsome. I love it when a writer can take a story fictional or true and blend it into a beautiful poem this is most definitely going on my favorite list. I wish I could include "more than compliments" but this poem is simply mind blowing

Sweet work bro.
| Posted on 2006-07-08 00:00:00 | by James Reyna | [ Reply to This ]
  My Friend
This is incredible
I am not just saying that either
You took so many emotions that were inside of me and gave them new belief and Life
I too wish the World would realize we are all one race the Human Race
We are all Gods Children no matter how you look at it
we need acceptance to obtain World Peace
And I do believe this is a vision which will become reality in my Lifetime
God Bless

Please if you get a chance Please take a look at some of my writes and let me know what you think
Thank You

| Posted on 2006-06-26 00:00:00 | by Ronswords | [ Reply to This ]
  wow... your talent to write shines again.. i love, absolutely love how you can take something that happened, not necessarily to you, and make it you.. amazing.. i do wish i had that talent..
| Posted on 2006-02-21 00:00:00 | by Justmenow14 | [ Reply to This ]
  Wow... this poems beats all I have read. It has such a meaning to it. It like moral unwound. I love it. So sad, but so sweet. Love/romance just flowedout of it and like a sentimental person like i am , i wept.

| Posted on 2006-03-04 00:00:00 | by DrkRomeo_sGirl | [ Reply to This ]
  Reading this is addictive. Im impressed how you've sacrificed none of the content for the rhymes. A fave for sure. Im desperatly searching for bad points but i cant find any so...well done.
| Posted on 2005-12-15 00:00:00 | by edwardgalaxy | [ Reply to This ]
  This is not my style of poetry so I'm not the best one to critique it. My heart is not romantic in the conventional American way so I may not be best to critique this poem... but

The writing skill is intact and implemented very well. I can see the depth to your writing technique in this piece.
| Posted on 2005-12-13 00:00:00 | by thetwilight | [ Reply to This ]
  I agree with Epiphany a favorite for sure. Your poem seems so sad yet the message of love is beautifully twined into the sadness making it flow like wine into the minds of the reader intoxicating yet warm and light hearted. As I posted on your main I have read every one of your poems tonight though I don’t think its necessary to post on every single one of them as I have already mentioned I loved them all and praise alone is considered bad:D
| Posted on 2005-09-28 00:00:00 | by ReMMuS | [ Reply to This ]
  This poem is so...ugh...I feel so many things when I read it! It's got such a classic Poe feel to it , yet at the same time totally original! I love it! I wish I could write like this... the points are so tauntingly faint, but then become so clear.
Your rhyming, wording and story flowed into complete and utter perfection! Great write!
| Posted on 2005-08-05 00:00:00 | by The Conqueror | [ Reply to This ]
  This was like reading a piece of poetry that suddenly turns into a painting as you're reading it!
I loved your use of color for emotion and illustration and the flow was flawless! I liked it all but particularly enjoyed, "Black it bleeds together with white
What some see as grey
are spectrums of light
Red, orange, yellow and green" that is just so powerful and metaphorical and great!
Favorite for sure!
Love,Peace,Joy! tif ; )
| Posted on 2005-08-05 00:00:00 | by Epiphany | [ Reply to This ]
  at the beginning it gave me the thought of the movie.. with "Robin williams in it.. I think it was Always and forever anyway.. about the after life it was good... so was this wonderful story..and then the other half gets very griping and sad.. but over all wow..
| Posted on 2005-08-05 00:00:00 | by pennymarie | [ Reply to This ]
  Wow, I liked this alot. And the name of that robin williams movie is What dreams may come. And it is a very good movie indeed. But anyway, I am getting a little off topic. This was a good poem in it's own right. The imagery was wonderful, and the descriptions vivid. The end was sad, but I think it was needed. Good work.
| Posted on 2005-08-05 00:00:00 | by RedRoseofBlood | [ Reply to This ]
  Excelent choice of structure. rhyme and phrase. I enjoyed this very much and it is hard to pick fault as there are none. I agree that it also reminded me of the R. Williams film.
| Posted on 2005-08-05 00:00:00 | by Frank Maguire | [ Reply to This ]
  Seriously this was very well written. Your words flowed almost flawlessly, and each line moved to the next without effort. This was an enjoyable fantastic read.
| Posted on 2005-08-06 00:00:00 | by Static | [ Reply to This ]
Our portrait of undying love
together we bleed as one

| Posted on 2005-08-06 00:00:00 | by MMISS | [ Reply to This ]
  Wow. It flowed very nicely. I especially enjoyed the last stanza. It really gives me a mental picture of what's going on. Good job. And thank you for your comment!
| Posted on 2005-08-06 00:00:00 | by confusing myslf | [ Reply to This ]
  I have to say that this is one of the better pieces i have read on this site. The imagery, the love, the physical love destroyed by a physical and spiritual hate, a hate which lives today and always has. A story well told. I am a story teller, so I really appreciate this one. Nice work.
| Posted on 2005-08-07 00:00:00 | by Malcolm Bishop | [ Reply to This ]
  Very vivid. While reading your piece line per line, my mind is getting busier with visuals in every word. This is such a great imagery – romantic in real. Very well written and I like the descriptive colors, as well as the ending – the last line instill in my mind. Great one!
| Posted on 2005-08-10 00:00:00 | by eminvisible | [ Reply to This ]
  This is a very vivid and very nice story written into rhyming verse. It flowed so nicely and expressed love and the sorrow of death beautifully. I'm glad I picked this one to read.
| Posted on 2005-08-10 00:00:00 | by oixi | [ Reply to This ]
  I think this poem sums up an era in american history so beautifully. The words flow very nicely, painting a picture of undying love born out of so much hate and intolerance. A very powerful peice that filled my heart with sorrow, but also gave me a feeling of joy knowing that love conquers all.
| Posted on 2005-08-12 00:00:00 | by chrls | [ Reply to This ]
  Reading this piece was as if I were almost watching it on the movie screen. Beautifully written, with ease in the rhyming scheme which made it much easier to swallow ;) The flow was very smooth and it was very detailed. It kept me interested through the whole piece. I love the line Bleed into me, and what it stands for. The epitome of love in a bittersweet end.

Wonderful job, and I hope to read more from you soon!

*hugs a plenty*
| Posted on 2005-08-22 00:00:00 | by SouthrnQT | [ Reply to This ]

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