Leria Hawkins

(39 forever / Sweet Carolina)

A Spoonful Of Sugar


Once and often, my mother said
Don't let flattery fill your head
A spoon of sugar is scarce enough
To give for free, such special stuff

Words are words, and nothing more
No reason to unhinge the door
Take heed and never give in haste
Else passion wilts and goes to waste

Day by day and night by night
Arriving with the speed of light
Slather spills across the wires
A rage contrived to flame the fires

But fire's just fire and flame just flame
If nothing more than foolish games
And nothing aches more than the burn
Of a heart aflame, and left to yearn

Once bitten, and snared as prey
It's very hard to break away
And when the fire turns cold as ice
Too late to run, you'll pay the price

So listen close, and very well
Some words are just a magic spell
To draw you in with no intent
But steal your fire, and leave you spent

Once and often, my mother said
Don't let flattery fill your head…
A spoon of sugar, while honey sweet
Is sometime laced with cold deceit

Submitted: Friday, March 30, 2012
Edited: Saturday, March 31, 2012

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