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The Reluctant Lover

Posted on 2009.07.30 at 08:00
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Foster - Torchwood: Children of Earth
The Reluctant Lover slumbers
The Reluctant Lover sleeps
Even when she's happy
The Reluctant Lover weeps

So caught up with emotion
So often misunderstood
So many suppressed desires
Should, would and could

Pressure from her family
Pressure from above
She thought friends would useful be
But they too know not love

Minsters say one thing
Then prey upon their flock
Advertisers undermine educators
Drugs, Sex, Hard Rock

Why can't things be easy
Why can't things be fun?
Why must she feel everything
Until all she feels is numb

Is it right, is it wrong
What's an unpardonable sin?
Her mind never quiets
Amidst the conflicting din

Searching for an answer
Reaching further than before
The Reluctant Lover pauses
And questions then no more

Peace comes only from within
Responsibilities diminish chaff
Focus on what's important
Gird up loin and staff

Fight only for yourself
Relish victory sweet
Dismiss those who would bray
Knock them off their feet

She's confident now, and happy
Experienced from war
Comfortable in what she does
A reluctant lover nevermore


thesweetestnote at 2009-07-30 14:28 (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Magnificent work! This hits so close to home, if not then directly.
ehowton at 2009-07-30 14:42 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. I'm pleased you liked it.
catttitude at 2009-07-31 15:05 (UTC) (Link)
I think this is one of your best. It brought tears to my eyes.
ehowton at 2009-07-31 17:34 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, thanks. Coming from you this is high praise indeed.
xx_adamo_mangie at 2009-08-03 01:16 (UTC) (Link)
Your post in newfriends made me want to be friends with you.
This poem made me realize that I should be friends with you.
Would you mind if I added you?

P.S: This poem is amazing. Sadly, I can relate to it rather well (except for the ending)
ehowton at 2009-08-03 01:49 (UTC) (Link)
Oh absolutely. I just read through all your entries (will commnet later when I'm not on the netbook). But don't worry about the ending - it doesn't sound like you're there yet - that's okay too, because war is hell. Best to take your time and enjoy the journey, don't you think?

Nice to meet you!
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