pledged words never given voice
entwined souls without a choice
unspoken here forever lie
exquisite truths so quick to die

enchant and spellbind by intent
and so embed with veiled hint
in splendid verse did so array
without intention to betray

I'll not hide from rage filled eye
your words entrance, there is no lie
pierced again, but through the heart
for practicing such guilty art

blood-red rose thick with thorn
prick me with your hateful scorn
but loving still your blade do sheathe
my raptured death thereby achieve

unholy rage on which we feed
mirrors dark reflecting need
pain that's shared will never sunder
or enslave with fearful wonder

consider well this tale spun
before denying you're the one
from your cup I've drunk my fill
why would you deny me still?

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gypsyf8 commented on Flattery


i felt every word . ... . very well written . .. .

Fegger commented on Flattery


Fantastic choice of words and weaving of the same---lending some very intense verse to be felt, truly felt. Notes: Stanza 2, line 2--subtle loss of meter; and the last stanza is a shorter meter count than all the others---don't know if this was intentional or experimental. Regardless---these technical tid-bits don't detract from the overall piece--nice stuff!

kmeadows commented on Flattery


Very good. You did a wonderful job here. Its very deep and makes me want to read more of your work.

travisd76 commented on Flattery


I interpret that the flattery is fake, and people use it too freely. I also got kinda a spiritual vibe. Well wrtten.

Sx9 commented on Flattery


voice of truth,,heavy work,nicely put togather and well written,love your works this one particular,,walk good..

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

tenderpoison’s Poems (116)

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la chanson de la petite mort 4
fallen 2
seasons 0
smoke 2
Thursdays Child 2
the edge 0
whispers 2
nothing left to say... 2
sense of season 2
suspension bridge 1
Legendary 1
Almost 3
compromise 1
the final line 1
weather report 6
lessons in loss 2
Walk Away 1
b*itch boots 5
fumbling, tumbling - falling down 6
metamorphosis mine 13
Secret Language 15
An Ode to StudlyVonFiel
the ties that bind 15
spitting in the wind 9
paradigm 8
talking in tongues 10
cloudy skies 12
really 15
well, I guess I know what it's not.... 13
heart of stars 17
The Longest Road 14
Legacy 6
Despair 7
Delusion 7
Inflammatory 8
survival of the fittest 20
ephemeral 13
the fall of the inconsequenti
Modern Love 24
apathy the enemy 9
Oceans 7
Consummation 11
"I don't love you" I said 20
narcissus speaks 13
destination 9
expectations 6
worlds collide 6
afternoon delight 7
my addiction 19
spilt milk 8
bay-area tourist beware 6
reciprocal 7
take the lead 11
losing what's precious 20
figment 5
bacchus unveiled 9
genuine 24
fool's gold 13
silence speaks 9
dark temptation 10
glass beach 9
mother love 12
sweet nothing 9
lighthouse 6
unbound 8
One Moment 5
Michael Jackson is Dead 4
parley 4
unmasked 4
stand 5
sage 9
Rising 8
the last word 6
prelude to bliss 2
unstained 4
insatiable 3
not pretty 8
surrender 4
forsaken 5
kudos 5
fine dining 3
Pieces 4
the tree 16
inches 9
priceless 8
25 years 7
only a dream 9
reborn 5
flicker 5
unruffled 4
taking the air 6
cymbol song 4
strike zone 6
nine days in turlock 9
through the pale 8
redemption song 3
Wise Men Know 8
not so ancient history 7
my forefathers? 2
American Memorial 2
bitter harvest 4
unconquered 52
what's in a name? 5
Flattery 5
me and a tube of crazy glue 6
eternal vows 2
Old Friend 5
directions to destiny 4
Illumination II (a rewrite) 7
Illumination 6
submission - things they don't teach girls 22
Echo 20
Bride 16
Undone 21