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A Poem by Peter Rogerson

Driven by lust for long years it's refreshing to find love


He was a nonsense on the wing,

A fluttering wayward teasing thing,

A verbal kind of yellow bird,

A solitary little word…

He was the song we used to sing,

A scintillating bit of bling,

A lonely knight upon the shore,

Meaning less and saying more…

He was the prayer we used to pray,

The nonsense words we’d cheaply say,

The tales an arcane jester tells,

His teasing tinkling troubled bells…

He was the dark before the dawn,

Herald of a jewelled morn,

The coat the peachy maiden wore,

The savage hasty words she swore…

His was the sweat that used to flow

In rivers as her face might glow,

Lust masquerading for a time

Half a hope and half a rhyme…

Then, when the silly years are past

And lust lies dead at lonely last

His waste a thing to look upon,

We thank our love that he is gone…

© 2016 Peter Rogerson

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This is a brilliant way to write about a much-covered topic. It's an exquisite blend of straightforward slightly-prettied-up raunch with an elevated tone of Elizabethan here & there. It's just the weirdest combination I've ever read, but I love it. Every word & phrase is creatively crafted & some are mind-blowing: "teasing tinkling troubled bells" . . . "the dark before the dawn" . . . & much more. Perfect rhyme & rhythm, too.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Peter Rogerson

3 Years Ago

I posted this some time ago, along with a few other poems I've written over the years.


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Great job! It is reality at it's finest expression. Great rhyme and rhythm as well!

Posted 4 Months Ago

A mongrel mouthful that balances with both erotic turnings and stomach punch, well done, good read.

Posted 6 Months Ago

This is just great. you seem to have the voice of a true poet!

Posted 7 Months Ago

Very well written piece of poetry. Well Done.

Posted 1 Year Ago

This is amazing!
Very creative and straightforward.
Love the rhyme scheme, makes for a perfect flow.
Awesome writing!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Sir ,I like your poem . It is so lovely
Keep writing more lovely poems (smiles)😊.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Hypnotically rhythmical, via the ages of lust, love and romance. Written to perfection.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I loved it. Well crafted metered and intelligent.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Cleverly rhymed and such a lovely way of describing how strong passion melds into love and over the years; and I think this poem shows that the physical and the intellectual are perfectly compatible.


Posted 2 Years Ago

A wild and interesting tale in the poetry. I liked the flow of thoughts leading to honest ending. Thank you Peter for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Added on June 5, 2016
Last Updated on June 5, 2016
Tags: lust, love


Peter Rogerson
Peter Rogerson

Forest Town, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

I am 76 years old, but as a single dad with four children that I had sole responsibility for I found myself driving insanity away by writing. At first it was short stories (all lost now, unfortunately.. more..


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