A Poem by Dina Darling

Love was a token. Preciously handed then destroyed.


I have wanted you

Wanted you for so long

Craved your taste

Yearned for your touch

Had the conceived notion that you felt the same


Something stirred

Changing the perspective I had drawn out

I wanted happiness

You wanted entanglement


Drama of the unfit

Love was a token

Preciously handed

Then destroyed

Burned by cynical conspiracies

How dare you mock me?


I was not a game to be played 

I was on the same side

Diving into your soul while you were elsewhere

I was bathing in the hopes of passion

Because you reached in

Igniting every flame of my desires

Who would not want such a thing?

Who would not want the fiery hot bed I could give?


The everlasting kisses

The purest of hearts

The hottest of dreams made into reality

Forgive me for being a hopeless romantic

I would have given you my world

I would have reined yours too

We would have been inseparable

We would have made the universe jealous


And now your side of the bed is cold

And eerie desolation that you claimed as your own

Because you grew feathers as a wicked cover up

A coward who hid behind a rusted shield

So badly damaged that you were blinded

By the love of someone who shall never return it

Instead of being blinded by the love

You could have had

And the love that would have been rightfully yours

What a pity.....



© 2011 Dina Darling

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What a pity is right. Sometime you wonder why the hell did they ever have to come your way. Here you are, willing to give them everything and yet they leave. I guess these are simply things to make you stronger. You captured the emotions and questions that follow, wonderfully

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is great! I love how the words just flow into each other. The expression of your feelings is also very apparent. Just one slight thing, the ellipses at the end should only be 3 dots :P. Good job!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wonderfully expressed!

Posted 10 Years Ago

I see you're getting the hang of it quick lyrical lioness! the image is lovely - fierce in every way - line by line I felt the tension, the passion, to love and reject all the same.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on July 22, 2011
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Dina Darling
Dina Darling

Dina Darling, raised in Chicago, began writing poetry as a fluke. Based on her writing assignments in class, her High School English teacher Ms. Clarry encouraged Dina to take a stab at poetry and pro.. more..