Is All Fair In Love And War?!

Maxine Smith

Is all is fair in love and war? Deceive for our gain, to assume what we deserve, with no restraint, for this is a dog eat dog world


Should we serve comeuppance, present the dish of well earned revenge? Do what needs to be done, but then our soul cannot unsend  


Does the end really justify the means? And does misery really love company? Crushing our enemies down only brings us down further. The best revenge is merely to succeed


To consume hate is like inhaling poison, the belief that the other will die, when it’s only our hearts that will truly cry 


The problem is we believe we have time, we simply have one chance to live our lives right. Our imagination bleeds more than reality, so be freed, imagine the great, BE our fate


Why do we try to understand the entirety of life?  To right a wrong, for two wrongs still don’t make a right. 

The key of life’s knowing, is that we know absolutely nothing 



  • Author: Miss M S Smith (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 9th, 2018 09:05
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 69
  • Users favorite of this poem: Laura🌻, SLR.


  • Laura🌻

    Love your beautiful pic and your awesome write! Very insightful!

    Fair, love, war...
    They’re just words. Words that are only meaningful when we look within ourselves and be true to ourselves first and then we can be fair and true to others!

    A great read, my dear Maxine.
    These words ring so true!
    “Crushing our enemies down only brings us down further.” “
    “The key of life’s knowing, is that we know absolutely nothing”
    ...especially about others!


    • Maxine Smith

      Aw a lovely comment as always Laura thank you.

      • Laura🌻

        You deserve the accolades!


      • orchidee

        Good write Maxine.

      • w c

        Enjoyed it, Maxine.

      • RiverJordan

        👌 "we know absolutely nothing." Great piece.

      • Netashi

        A very nice and deep poem Max keep it up

      • lasergraph

        Some good questions to ask and some believe that love and war are the same thing. How far we dare go to achieve that love we seek.

        • Maxine Smith

          Thanks so much for the read.

          • lasergraph

            You are certainly welcome, thanks for the write.

          • Christina8

            A great write Maxine! How far are we willing to go for love? I think love should come naturally---forget the games. I like how you ended your write! Wise!

          • SLR

            This is beautiful but more than that, it's soul stirring. How many people go through life with this struggle and are never able to rise above the pettiness. Thank you for sharing this epiphany.

            • Maxine Smith

              Thank you so much, pleased you enjoyed it.

            • Goldfinch60

              Good write. I live my life in a very positive way, I try to see the good in everything, to see the reason why see my poem 'Soul Centre'.

              • Maxine Smith

                Thank you Gold, il checked your poem and left you my feedback.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                THANKS MAX ~ You have your Mona Lisa face ~ and this Poem is a conundrum ! You pose a philosophical question and then answer NO ! For six different (but honourable) reasons !
                1 NO ~ Cos it's a DOG eat DOG World !
                2 NO ~ Cos revenge would damage our soil
                3 NO ~ Cos by crushing we ourselves are crushed
                BUT we can win by success
                4 NO ~ Cos to consume HATE makes our hearts cry
                5 NO ~ BUT we all have a chance to live right
                And in the end that is our vindication
                6 NO ~ It's simple MATHS two wrongs make it
                TWICE as wrong ~ but a Right nullifies a Wrong !
                I agree with all those ~ AMEN

                I also agree with your last MAXIM ! Coming from Liverpool ~ Like all Scousers I'm an Intellectual ~ BUT ~ because knowledge is always expanding "The more I know ~ The more i know I don't know !"
                Thanks for caring & sharing ~ BRIAN
                Please check SUMMER LOVING ~ Thanks B !

                • Maxine Smith

                  Thank you so much Brian ☺️☺️ Much appreciated.



                • Michael Edwards

                  Nearly missed this - super work Maxine.

                  • Maxine Smith

                    Aw thank you Micheal, I hopefully going to give the couple of couplets ago this weekend, you have inspired me.

                    • Michael Edwards

                      That's great - looking forward to them

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                    • Sam Cork

                      Good write my little girl x

                    • stevievize

                      Very good write yet again max well done enjoyed from beginning to end

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