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On the Love of Deception

On the Love of Deception

A Poem by Siraaj

Loving someone in spite of their deceit


A wily whisper winds its way down my spine

a caress void of care, centering on controlling

my emotions and responses, religiously refusing its own emotional response

You’re a page in the book of delightful deception --

with eruption of self-actualisation, recognition of autonomy

i rip you out

ink splashes across white skin

blood blue on sinful ivory -- me on you, you and me

Absurdity congeals in reality:

loving words leave your lips and


lying vultures encompass breathing carcass

mistaken mirages of peaceful doves;

smiles are sunsets in your sculpture

but bring belligerent blackness

no ataractic night with rest for weary traveller;

wandering hands hold my heart in gay grip

yet wait and restrain, giving way to holy hell

of grim hope anticipation

for hymns of reciprocation

for a relish for me you can hardly feel

yet yes the whisper winds down spine and you will wait

for waning yearning to wax

 and I will succumb to succubus words

  and splashing white ivory with blood blue ink

   and smirking sunrises bogged down

    and cold hands hardly accustomed to caring

     and you will win

and I will love

© 2017 Siraaj

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Loved the delivery and formatting on this. That last stanza just spirals downward and hits the ground in such an expectant way. Very well set up and executed. Well done!

Posted 10 Months Ago

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10 Months Ago

Thank you so much!
Wonderful, Siraaj! I completely loved this piece. Well done

Posted 11 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

That is a powerful piece; its very clever. I like the rhythm too.

Posted 11 Months Ago

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3 Reviews
Added on September 5, 2017
Last Updated on September 5, 2017
Tags: love, deceit, unhealthy, romantic, ideal love, idealism, Absurdism, alliteration, gay, game of love, heartbreak, loneliness, unrequited



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