Thursday, June 19, 2014

Blogophilia 17.7 Please Say It Isn't So

[Please] Say It Isn't So

Say it isn't so, that
I can no longer see the lust in your eyes.
My heart yearns for the time
when my merest touch was enough
to set your body alight; 
the merest whisper from my lips enough
to fill your soul with greed for more.

Say it isn't so, that
I can no longer see the love in your face
as you witness my transformation;
the swallowing of my pride
to become the man you wanted,
free from the gluttony of the needle,
free from the wrath of my past.

Say it isn't so, that
our paths cannot continue,
you must go your way, and 
I must go mine.  I envy
the person you have chosen in my place
even as I wish you happiness.
Bitterness threatens to engulf me.

Say it isn't so, that
you never loved me in the first place;
that your choosing me was a result
of spiritual sloth that made it OK
to settle, until better came along.
Those words, meant to sting,
did their job.

Copyright Steven Clark 2014 

"And I, the last, go forth companionless,
And the days darken round me....."
~~Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur

Written for:
Topic:  Please Say It Isn't So
bonus points:
(hard, 2 pts:  use a line from Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur)
(easy, 1 pt:  mention one of the 7 deadly sins)

Bonus picture guesses:
windswept, runaway, gone with the wind, pretty as a picture, waiting, leaving, loss, traveling, moving on

Topic submission guess:  Tyler
Picture submission guess:  Violeta