Couched Love

This is a scenario being played out in my head before I decide to answer a very simple question. Since my daughter always says that I over think things. She may have a point.

Is it intended for love or admiration

You withstand daily torture, for the pleasure of others.

Or are you enjoying the constant bombardment of the different and deafening perfumes coming from the spoils of others?

There are many secrets wrapped in your bosom of untapped tapestry.

Is this where love comes to die?

Is your name more literal than we, mere mortals, admit it to be?

Could it be so simple a notion, that love is chosen.

Or are we doomed to repeat the past of failed love?

Therefore, I respond to your question, “Do you want to sit down? ”

The only seat available is the love couch.

“No, thank you. I’ll stand. “

Author: Celeste 2015

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  1. Yes, she is my polar opposite. Leo and Capricorn. Two leaders… Lol.. joyπŸ˜‰. You’re correct, caring for others, sometimes, forces you to put yourself on the back burner. If we are not well, we cannot care for another. Thanks for your commentπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜†πŸ˜‰

  2. Bad experiences sometimes makes us not to risk on loving again. But those experiences makes us to be wiser and more mature.

  3. Beautiful poem! Very creative yet powerful. I think it’s definitely important to not let the opinions or beliefs of other people affect you. You need to be you and do what makes you happy. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. I have 2 thoughts on it; 1. It is good that your daughter is different than your personality 2. caring for others is admirable, but don’t let it destroys you.

  5. I’ll have to start asking myself if what I am doing is out of love or for admiration. Sometimes the lines get blurred.

  6. Thanks a bunch Kerry. You just brought a different perspective to it for me. I didn’t see it as being powerful to stand. But, I can now see it. Thank you tremendously πŸ˜‰

  7. Brilliant poetry! I’m quite young and on the couch, but having the power to stand is admirable. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  8. I agree so much Eloise. I have also experience divorce and that is where some of those familiar emotions probably came from. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Love does shine again, but avoid that couch. πŸ˜‰ Thanks a ton for reading and your thoughts.

  9. I love poetry, it’s such a beautiful way to express emotions… Love is one of the most powerful emotions in human beings, it can cause so much joy and pain in ones life. Your poem hits home for me! my love has died on the couch, so to speak… I’m in the middle of a divorce, hopefully in the future, love will be found in my life again, with the right one!

  10. I stink at interpreting poems, and I suspect that everyone has their own take on meanings, but this is lovely and it did get me thinking. I enjoyed it.

  11. I love it. too often relationships die because of lack of interaction. Yes, they do come to die on the couch. Brava.

  12. Thanks Ana. I am glad I am not the only one who thought that question was boggling. But, you are correct, love is not chosen, it does the choosing. πŸ˜‰

  13. Difficult question to answer but I believe that love is not chosen but up to fate and when two paths cross that are meant to be it is destiny.

  14. You’re a talented poet! My new-old favorite thing to do is read poetry. It’s been so long!

  15. Emotional and so amazing. I love reading through poems, they always bring some emotion and make me think deeper. You are really good at this I must say.

  16. Interesting poem. I have always enjoyed reading other’s abstract thoughts and ideas. I am very happy to connect to a fellow blogger who is also a fellow Texan! Doubly Blessed! πŸ™‚

  17. WOW. Seriously, that was really good. We need someone to put music on it. BUT it’s already beautiful as it is <3

  18. I couldn’t really connect to this poem until the end. But at the end that’s where everything clicked ! My interpretation might be wrong but It makes sense to me anyways ! loved it πŸ™‚

  19. lol. I have no idea. But, you are the second person to mention that. Maybe it’s a sign. I need a record deal. πŸ˜‰ Thank you for reading and your kind words.

  20. lovely poem you have used simple and sincere words ,keep going awaiting another poem to comment and ecourage

  21. Nice poem and it contains sincere words. But in some poem you have to use simple words to reach readers

  22. Very nice. For some reason, I’m not sure why, I’m singing in my head Lauryn Hill’s Ex-Factor song as I read your poem.

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