David SmithWhite

Rookie (270552 / Australia)

Song: A Much Traveled Road - Poem by David SmithWhite

Oh the folly I showed, when I unraveled the code,
on that much traveled road called love.
Where the marvels bestowed, be the gift or the goad,
on that hard graveled road called love.

A passionate endeavor, in fierce manic fervor,
releases the pressure with a dampening valve.
The moments we treasure, we live in full measure,
at one with the pleasure, of life's little salve.

Sex! Sex! There is no subtext.
The strands of our being are determined and fixed.
Sex! Sex! It's how nature selects:
expanding the gene pools and flooding the mix.

Oh the folly I showed, when I unraveled the code,
on that much traveled road called love.
For the journey was broken, by bouts of unspoken
instinct, resentments and bluff.

Oh the folly I showed, to unshoulder the load,
to snap and expose, the fragile bonds of our love.
To risk all for a stranger, to flirt wildly with danger;
to tilt at mad passion and the derangement's of love.

Sex! Sex! It's as one expects.
Storms of emotion, dead calm to the next.
Sex! Sex! We're doomed as ship-wrecks:
drifting warm ocean to the whirlpool's vortex.

A fool and his folly, will fire off in a volley,
his dull gun and cannon, just to get out alive.
In his raw funk and hurry, he explodes in a flurry,
of confusion and worry, he barely survives.

I say with some candor, not with self-propaganda,
a lover less able might take flight with the dove;
from intrigue and suspicion, the meek acts of contrition,
and the baffling condition, that we call love.

Sex! Sex! A carnal reflex.
The helix that wraps us, is doubled and coiled.
Sex! Sex! The usual suspects.
A defect that traps us, but troubles the world.

Sex! Sex! The elixir injects,
a hot rush of sunshine into drab brittle lives.
Sex! Sex! I feel it's effects.
The hushed sacred union of love and base drives.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 9, 2005

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