A Flash of Lust

Lust hastens in enticing your innocent heart
with grandiose plans of a lifetime to spend
in one another’s arms.


A quickening of every move designed to prove its worth
with certainty you think, love must be close at hand
but lust is a disguise that only the wise can discern.

Like the sun’s brief flash sinking on the horizon, gone as fast,
or gold glimmers of summer fireflies, fading with morning light
and as all false pretenses of kindness fade from your sight,
you recognize him yet again as the prideful broken soul
longing to be whole, stealing your pure light from within.


©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg


D’Verse Poetics 7 and 7

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14 Comments on “A Flash of Lust

  1. This is why we need to be more careful. There’s a difference between love and lust and it’s difficult to decipher between them, but time and patience reveals everything, just like they say, “Wait and watch!”, lol.

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  2. SMiLeS LusT WiLL Be Holy
    And Sacred Full of Meaning
    And Purpose Depending
    on who
    the Force of
    Human Passions…
    On the Dance Floors
    ‘These Days’ Women..
    As much has verily changed..
    NoW Wield This Tool the Same
    Way the Stereotype of Men Still do too..
    True Equal
    is GRoWinG
    every which
    way and Loose..
    the key is mutual
    consensual yes or no still..:)


  3. Sometimes its hard to tell between lust and love, but in the end, hopefully we can discern what is true and what is false. I admire the way you describe the lost soul, specially the last line.

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