On the frontline with a poem

from Guy Sebastian (Ft. Lupe Fiasco) – Battle Scars Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A possible reference to the book and movie, All Quiet on the Western Front
The main character, Paul Bäumer, a German soldier who fought in WW1 and often wrote poems about his experiences and feelings, even while on the front lines of French-German battlefront.

Lupe’s love is war metaphor suggests that on the frontline of love, one is armed with a poem rather than a gun.

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