Desire Me

My body was scorching with the intense heat of desire, longing.

But now, I feel exceedingly cold within.

Just like the renowned Ice Queen

Whose trust in humanity was broken to her chagrin,

Ever since you committed the venial sin

Of ignoring the Garden of Love I was tending

My fragile heart needs immediate mending.

I find it hard to breathe

As the heavy air stifled my breathing

Forcing myself to stop pining,

Numbing my broken soul and my bruised feelings.

I gave you my all but what did it yield?

Nothing but a small glance,

A modicum of chance

Whenever you see fit.

Now I’m nothing but a ghost in the shell.

Living in a limbo,

Trapped in a Nightmare on Elm Street.

Oh please, I beg for my release.

Unchain me and let me be free.

Love Me, Desire Me, or Let Me Be.

What will it be?
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In Denial

When you’ve been taken for granted

Inumerable times in the past,

You find it perplexing  

That true love existed

And was finally offered to you at last.

The idea’s too hard to stomache –

Nauseating, revolting.

So then you just push her away,

Frequently playing mind-games;

Testing her patience to see 

How long she’ll stay.

But eradicate this disbelief,

And you’ll find happiness today.

For she is capable of loving you 

And curing your broken soul, 

I dare say.

So please don’t push her away.

Don’t take her for granted

Like what happened to you yesterday.

Act now before it’s all too late.
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I plan to create a place for myself 

Not only in your heart

But also in your mind.

For I’m not a shadow that will hide 

In a used vacated space.

I wanted to be seen and loved 

For what I really am

Instead of stepping and molding myself 

In the shoes left by someone else.

Living in an illusion as a rebound 

Is not part of who or what I am.

For I know, 

I’m much more than that.

One way for me to avoid 

Becoming like that, my love,

Is by understanding & accepting 

Your great connection to someone else

Before we even met.

It is the first liberating step I have to take

For that is something I can never change.

Anyways, I will love you no matter what.

I will nurture the love 

I’ve sown inside your heart

And watch it thrive in your care,

For that’s only fair.

So the negative thoughts 

That somehow crossed my mind 

From time to time just dissipates.

It evanesce in thin air whenever

I remember the promise you’ve declared. 

So there’s nothing left for me to despair,

I know I have your love

And my love is infinite – 

Stronger than a legionnaire.

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Green Thumb

Like a gardener with a green thumb

I planted a seed of love 

That will be nourished perpetually

So it can thrive and take a strong hold inside your heart. 

I will water it daily with my devotion and affections

And wait for it to bloom in all its splendor

To virtuously garner your love and attention.

I will painstakingly pick out the stray weeds of doubt

That threatened to diminish

My faith that this relationship will workout.

I will kill the aphids that threatens 

To destroy our growing affinity – connection.

Spray it with organic pesticides,

Let it to turn to humus, 

To fertilize the seed in your heart

So this love will flourish with no doubt.
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Voracious Eater

With all the delicacies

Being offered in the buffet

Spanning a lifetime’s party;

The appetite I have 

Can be satisfied

By you only.

This immense thirst I have 

Of your affection 

Can’t be quenched by anyone

Who keeps on flocking in my direction

To get a drop of my attention.

Albeit having a voracious appetite,

I’m still a picky eater 

That never settles for anything 

I don’t desire in my platter.

It’s all about standards,

One thing’s for sure,

I’ve got an immense hunger 

For it’s you I want to savour.

Just like a favored entrée,

You leave me wanting more.

Come-hither and satiate 

My heart, mind, body and soul.

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Soul Reaper

Whilst I lurked in the shadows,

Watching your every move,

I caught a whiff of your soul;

It smelled good,

It must taste even better.

I then decided I can be 

Your lover, protector;

I will nurture your earthly soul.

But don’t get so drunk

In sheer ecstacy

Whilst forgetting to satiate 

My immense hunger.

After all,

I’m your soul reaper.
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I planted my feet fiercely on the ground

Bowed my head down

And cleared the the starry-eyed 

Brown eyes I have.

For nothing good happens

When you are naïve in love

You have to be realistic,

Accept things,

Learn to let go

Than just hope for a tomorrow 

That will never come.
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