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Poetry is no place for a heart that's a whore

Your truth, but to me it is all lies.
Although firelight burns in your eyes,
I no longer have my peace of mind -
only remorse and thoughts so unkind.

Crimson jolts enter my darkest dreams,
force me to fall apart at the seams.
I crave colour, but we’re black and white.
Can’t you see I wish to be held tight?

I undress myself cautiously, carefully,
to avoid a glimpse that you despise me.
I’m undone by your tender and rough touch;
unable to absorb this drug-like rush.

Are friends more valuable than memories?
Desire for you has turned them to enemies.
My once blue sky has filled with bitter dust,
ashes of all that I’ve lost due to lust.

Although I’m bone-weary with torment,
self-disgust for a mind bruised and bent,
curse myself for waiting by the phone,
resentful that you’re never alone.

You have no idea I’m cracking up,
unmindfully high, when I would jump.
Though I will not pretend, force my smile
for you, oh married one gone this while.

When you call, it’s to speak only of her.
Blinded with rage, the conversations blur:
She doesn’t understand you, such a bitch…
But me, I’m all you need, your one true bliss.

All I ever wanted was to be good;
no longer compelled by would, could or should.
Forget about submission to your power,
I’ll craft my own stronger, higher tower.

A place of refuge and strength for whores
like me, championing a new cause.
The right to live by our inner beat;
dancing carefree on my own strong feet.

Poetry is no place for a heart that's a whore

msdebbie

Joined March 2009

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The title of my poem is my favourite line in this song by Martha Wainwright (abbreviate to BMFA if you prefer – since there is swearing involved!)

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