Treasure Island

Sandra Feldman


Of Human Bondage


Love knows no pride,
It burns inside,
Destroying all our senses,
A Passion that is like a knife,
Cutting away, defenses.

A blinding Force,
With no remorse,
A Tidal wave that swallows,
All other waves,
All that one craves,
And blindly we must follow.

Love has no pride,
Nowhere to hide,
Tormented, bitter sorrow,
May hurt today, but still will stay,
A vital pain, tomorrow.

Love can't be torn,
Remove it's thorn,
Once in you it does travel,
You can't just say,
'No more today',
Remove it with a gavel.

What makes us love?
Is it Divine?
When two hearts slowly intertwine,
No other bondage can compare,
We see love-lights go everywhere,
For being human's not a curse,
If Love's the Bondage that we search.

Of Human Bondage, now it's plain,
Emotions that you can't explain,
Completely out of our control,
Encompassing, body and soul.

Love knows no shame,
It's not a game,
It's flame no dying ember,
It's strength remains,
It can't be chained,
And never will surrender.

The strongest feeling we can feel,
Is Love, our lonely lives does heal
Like gravity, the tides, the sea,
Love is our Human Destiny,
We're born to love, love has to be,
Our glorious path to ecstasy.

Submitted: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Edited: Sunday, May 25, 2014

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  • Mr. Nobody (5/26/2014 9:49:00 AM)

    You grand cosmic lover
    you've blown your cover

    and now all Earth knows,

    When you're at bat
    you really wack,
    from the ball
    falls it's cover!

    Grand slam my dear
    now you I fear
    to play ball on your field

    you are quite the batter
    and I am flattered
    that poor ball
    you do kill


    Dios Mio mi vida!
    K obra de MAESTRA!
    Te Adoro! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (5/25/2014 8:19:00 AM)

    This is your 500th poem. So, first of all, my heartiest congratulations to you for reaching this big milestone! And you also get the first 10/10 from me.
    You have touched an important subject in this poem, with an attractive title, 'Of Human Bondage'. I haven't seen the movie, nor read the famous novel, so I'll dwell only on this poem.
    Yes, love 'cuts away our defenses', like a knife through butter, and make us so vulnerable to the emotional 'tidal waves':
    'A Tidal wave that swallows,
    All other waves,
    All that one craves,
    And blindly we must follow.' - So true!

    'When two hearts slowly intertwine,
    No other bondage can compare,
    We see love-lights go everywhere, ' - Beautifully expressed!
    Wish you reach yet bigger milestones in poetry. My very best wishes... (Report) Reply

  • Mazhari David (5/24/2014 6:40:00 PM)

    Nice piece. And who is he the one that Love refuses to see... is he still human? What curse, what demon, what spell dwell upon his head...?
    * * (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (5/24/2014 4:29:00 PM)

    Inspired by Somerset Maugham's wonderful novel, Of Human Bondage and it's film, wonderfully and unforgettably played by Bette Davis and Leslie Howard. Impressed by all of them and grateful. for the profound
    feeling they left in me for so long.. (Report) Reply

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