Beware of your Strength!

Beware of your Strength! short poem

She sat gazing at her palms,

In them a red bloodied heart pumping its last

She watched as it lost the fight

Till there was nothing but black and white.

She caught a glimpse of my retreating back

As I stepped into the void

A man once proud I used to be

Now battered and broken without a doubt

She asked for a lot, I gave her too much

In the end there just wasnt enough

Yet proof of our love was a must

Chest cut open, I tore my heart out

Woman, beware of your strength

Your silky hold, your mystery spell

Takes me places close to hell

Because saying no to you is unbearable

Dainty one handle me with care

Lead me not to the butchers table

Twist not the knife deeper

Weild your charm with necessary caution

My heart she did have

Just a withering organ leeched of the love

Evaporated my soul on the wind

I am now but an empty shell

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I come from a place of much fear and yearning. Yearing for that little extra that life has to offer which is just within our reach and fear that when faced with that yearning well withing my grasp will I ever have the courage to face up to it.Words have always been a way to make sense of the jumble within, it brings me clarity and makes things a reality. Nothing reflects me better than these words below.I stand watching the waves crash against the shore, leave back some things on the beach and take some things away with it. On and on tirelesslyit goes. "Stop it, stop it now!".But no one is listening. "Don’t take so much away, I'll have nothing left." The sea calls out, "But I’m leaving so many things back." Angry tears spilling over my cheeks I yell, "I don’t want what you have to give, I’m happy with what I have. Take away your so called gifts leave me back with what I had. Give me all that you took away from me, return what you had no right to take." The sea replies, "Not unless you see what I have left you". Strolling along the shore I find the mysteries of worlds far away at my feet, all within my reach. Think to myself I do, can I be mad for the old things been taken away from me when what I have always secretly hoped for is to have the mysteries of the world at my feet. I hear the gentle voice againm "Do you still want me to take it away?". "NO! NO!", escapes before I can control my words. The sea replies "That's what I thought". The sea drenches my feet and moves away digging my feet deeper into the sand.........
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A stark dramatic verse about love and the price it demands..your poetry strikes a chord deep within @Andria_DSouza

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