– Scandalous…A Poem –
Lower me down
Into blankets of silk
Skin to skin
Cradle me close, lover of mine
Bathe me in sin
Over and over, and then over again
Tell me you love me
With feeling this time, like you actually do
And maybe, just maybe I’ll believe it, too
Your touch, such a frenzied-yet beautiful thing
Your whispered promises carry in the wind
The gentlest of caresses against my skin
Pull me in closer, do it again
Just like that
Baby, that’s the spot
A parry, a thrust
The time-old connection where soft meets hard
Your ragged breath against my neck
With you, I’m at my weakest
If it weren’t for the lingering remnants of my pride
I’d beg you to please show me some mercy.
My guard goes down, the façade is gone
In your arms, I’m lost.
Our bodies, they glisten with a most decadent sheen
The aftermath glow of a mutually satisfied,
yet purely self-serving need.
After, when we part,
The vow we make is always the same.
We try our best to hold out; to be strong
But to the world, we’re just pawns
In this hopelessly futile, self-deprecating game.
The world tells us lies
And we console ourselves with the idea that we have time.
Thinking we have more.
When in truth, we have nothing of the kind.
We’re been betrayed
Deceived by fantasies and fabricated facts
Happily-Ever-After doesn’t exist
True love is a lie
It’s a hard pill to swallow
Believe me, I know
It was hard for me, at first, too
To let it all go
But fantasies fade
And sometimes love dies, never was, or just needs to change—
For everyone’s sake.
So with baited breath, we wait.
We glide through life
Believing everything is meant to be
See and do things we aren’t meant to do or see
Until we see the light, slip on life’s black ice
We fall through the cracks
We fall so hard, we fall so deep
We’re not nearly as invincible as we might like to think
You and me
We’re walking vulnerability
Beach sand formed to fragile glass
We heat until we break
Then shatter what’s around us
Hurt the ones we claim to love
We’re flawed, we make mistakes
Just as children starting out so often do
We falter in our steps
We skin our knees, we bleed
It’s what we do
After all, we’re only human,
You and me.
– JLR –