Leigh Ladd


A Simple Answer


There are so many questions about love,
But it is a simple answer, really.
Some guard against it,
Others fake it completely.
One can give it with no conditions,
Another confuses it with lust.
Two people can be soul mates,
Singles may try to rush.

Sometimes we find it a dirty word,
They take your heart and leave it broken.
You see their actions as absurd,
Because now all you are left with are tokens.

Occasionally we feel it in extraordinary ways,
Your heart has opened up to the light.
Feeling on top of the world,
Because you found what you had been waiting for your whole life.

The definition is an intense affection for another,
Enthusiasm or fondness also tops the list.
It needs to be said that lust is a sexual desire,
The two are close but one is amiss.

Go ahead and guard your heart,
Completely make it concealed.
Put restrictions on it,
Pretend the desire is real.
Imagine how your heart could be,
If you ever would have loved me.
The difference between love and lust,
There is only one that you can truly trust.

Submitted: Saturday, November 25, 2006
Edited: Saturday, November 27, 2010

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  • Samael Wolf (1/17/2007 7:54:00 PM)

    Once, I had a suit of armor that guarded my heart. One day in a moment, allowing one in, I descended to the depths of despair. Would I take it back? Would I deny it? Never, for only one day that lives on, forever.

    Excellant poem Leigh!

    -Samael Wolf- (Report) Reply

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