Unloved

Pandora

               I think… I love you too.

              Such simple words, but listen

              What do they tell you now

              Under the glaring sun?

              Ambiguous at best,

              At worst more than reluctant

              To turn the passion’s thrust

              Into a lover’s promise.

              And what is love?

              A doll that toys with your emotions,

              Dressed up in idle flutter,

              Misnomers… earthly pleas.

              A youthful dream perhaps

              Made true by foolish summers

              Spent nosing through the dust

              Of erstwhile myths.  

              Await your Romeo’s boots

              To clamber through the window,

              Or Cleopatra’s knife to carve desires new.

              Fools! Their blood crushed worlds

              And you want to drink oceans

              When their depths in anguish

              Will drown in vows untrue

              The last beat of your heart.

              Unshackled, stand alone

              And learn the price of daring

              To hope against all proof.

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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/daily-prompt-love-2/

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15 thoughts on “Unloved

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  4. A beautifully written poem – I love the references you have made to ‘romantic’ characters. And what meaning do those three little words really convey? Can we ever understand how they are perceived by others?

    • Thank you, Chris. What meaning indeed. Fascinating – what stories most recall when speaking of love. All tragic, all ending in death. Famous couples, all punished for their passion. I cannot claim to know why I interpreted the theme this way and not another. Sometimes my fingertips pour words with little assistance from my conscious self.

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