Marguerite C. Anderson

Rookie - 297 Points (Kingston, Jamaica)

I Dare You - Poem by Marguerite C. Anderson

I dare you to utter a word
To the muted walls you cry to each night.
I dare you to defy your station
When you are trapped by the agony of your own plight.
You can't escape the facade you live;
Your seemingly perfect harmony
Is your disguise against the discord of your symphony.
I dare you to dream of True Love's kisses
When your stagnant soul can't savour what it misses-
That long forgotten distant passion
has become an illusion, a figment of the imagination.
I dare you to lust at Love's nakedness beside you
Or to feel the urgency of Love's adjacent breath, overdue.
I dare you to find what your heart aches for
I dare you to step out of the confines of your silhouetted door.
If not for you, then do it for me.
I dare you to set my spirit free.
Let me not fear lest I but live
To spend my years imprisoning what I have to give.
There's more to life than this, I surmise.
Why then do I stay in this disguise?
I dare you, woman, to take a stance, I dare you to want romance...

How dare YOU to want romance? !

Topic(s) of this poem: relationships

Form: Dramatic Monologue

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Living in a loveless relationship is one of the most painful experiences to endure. He doesn't even touch you at night, instead you stare at his back as he lies on the other side of the bed, cold and detached and yet you continue to yearn for that long-forgotten intimacy.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 6, 2017

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