#Writephoto – Cupid in Lockdown

Inspired by and written for #Writephoto – thank you, KL

Sometimes I think that Cupid has a lousy sense of who he puts together with his arrows. To be fair it can’t be an easy job helping humans fall in love. Especially during Covid and lockdown, I reckon the poor child was shooting pretty much blind – here goes

Slit – Image by KL Caley

Cupid in Lockdown
Form: Free Verse

Mischievous child flying the wings of love
watch where you shoot those arrows
be careful on whose heart you shoot
who you cause to fall in love
and with who
don’t aim your arrows at me no more
what do you mean you don’t know who you shooting at
or what for
but you think sweet love will conquer all anyway
what can you do from behind a wall
because of Covid you are in lockdown
no longer free to fly around
it’s not your fault if love goes wrong
or you pairings really don’t suit
sweet angel child
you don’t want to catch the disease
so you keep firing blind
as again you say sweet love always wins
how can that be
even love can’t fight a battle
when there’s nothing to win
and desire fled into the distant hills
not wanting to go to that place
chosen by love
Cupid, dear child of the heart’s passion
lay your bow down
you are giving love a bad name
I’ve been in love too many times before
when your arrows pierced my heart
my heart has been hurt too many times, too
so do your best
and stop shooting me
all those tears I call love belong in the past
and that’s fine


7 thoughts on “#Writephoto – Cupid in Lockdown

  1. Willow is completely correct, such a different response. Wonderful. Can cupid’s arrow heal a broken heart? I’m not sure. They say love calls when you least suspect it so maybe that’s when cupid is firing wildly? Thank you so much for joining in with #writephoto. KL ❤

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