Chinedu Dike

Gold Star - 114,048 Points (Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State; Nigeria.)

The Obsessive Agony Of Lust - Poem by Chinedu Dike

Self lost in obsessive agony,
Your primal curiosity - a burning ferocity,
The raging fire consumes your dignity,
And shame put to slumber.

Seduced by wayward twin of Love,
Powers of deviation subdued,
On pathway of despair you tread:
A burden too heavy to bear.

Mind drowning in bitter-sweetened sensation,
Onto elusive dream you hold fast -
Which vanishes like mirage in vast
Desert: A lethal blend of hope and anxiety.

Raving lunatic you've become,
Seeking savage-desire's fulfillment:
An ugly reflection of nature devoid of contentment.
Lust - a nightmare in Infatuation's phoney bed.

Topic(s) of this poem: lust

Form: Free Verse


Comments about The Obsessive Agony Of Lust by Chinedu Dike

  • (11/18/2017 4:12:00 AM)


    Mind drowning in bitter-sweetened sensation,
    Onto elusive dream you hold fast -
    Which vanishes like mirage in vast
    Desert: A lethal blend of hope and anxiety.
    _ A great piece of work..you are an exceptional poet having wonderful creativity..Many congratulations my dear poet! !
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    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (11/18/2017 5:38:00 AM)

    Awesome Dillip, thanks a million times and do remain blessed.

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  • (11/12/2017 4:31:00 AM)


    Your poems are one of a kind. And one suspects that you struggle also with this wayward twin of love. Indeed we all struggle with it, and I think that this is especially so for males, for our powers of deviation are much subdued. Your insight into the nature of man is impressive and your power of expression, great. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (11/12/2017 5:38:00 AM)

    Hi Chinons, thanks a million times for your insightful appraisal of the piece. Always remain blessed.

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (7/5/2017 1:18:00 AM)


    A brilliant poem on Lust.
    There cannot be a better description of lust or a poem so full of depth and meaning.
    Patanjali's Yoga Sutras clearly mentions the waste of energy when afflicted with lust.
    Man can channelise his energy for a higher purpose in life rather than losing it for obsessive low mind.
    Kudos! Chinedu, you write beautiful poems.100***
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    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (7/5/2017 6:33:00 PM)

    Beautiful appraisal of the poem. Thanks Geeta and do remain blessed.

  • (4/5/2017 5:32:00 AM)


    You have described very well the burning and the pain that accompanies this emotion. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (4/5/2017 10:46:00 PM)

    Hi Ana, thanks for your beautiful comment. Always remain blessed.

  • (4/4/2017 5:49:00 AM)


    I love this one. Brood of brooding images. You suggested I read your POETIC MASTRPIECE but I think I much prefer this one. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (4/4/2017 9:29:00 AM)

    Beautiful comment Garry, thanks a million times and do remain blessed.

  • (3/23/2017 2:21:00 PM)


    very nice piece i'm glad you told me to read it cause i really enjoyed the in depth ideas you had while not coming out and saying lust. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (3/23/2017 3:23:00 PM)

    Beautiful comment Jon. Thanks and do remain blessed.

  • Besma Dziri (3/15/2017 4:22:00 PM)


    What I like in your creative writing is that one needs to read over and over to discover the depth of what you write. Full of insight. Your words flow powerfully I like it. Keep being deep and creative. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (3/15/2017 6:03:00 PM)

    Hi 🙋 Besma, thanks for your kind words of encouragement and objective appraisal of the poem. Always remain blessed.

  • Constipated Poet (3/11/2017 9:27:00 AM)


    Very elaborate and interesting poetic take on one of the most
    powerful driving forces of human nature.
    I can appreciate this thought provoking poem more and more with each reading.
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    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (3/11/2017 10:11:00 AM)

    Beautiful and insightful comment. Thanks a million times and do remain blessed.

  • Susan Williams (3/4/2017 11:52:00 PM)


    Powerful and guilt-ridden examination of lust and the humiliation that it delivers to a good man's self-esteem. Every stanza contains strong words- -but that closing was perfect:
    Raving lunatic you've become,
    Seeking savage-desire's fulfillment:
    An ugly reflection of nature devoid of contentment.
    Lust - a nightmare in Infatuation's phoney bed.
    (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (3/5/2017 12:50:00 AM)

    Thank you very much for the beautiful comment. Remain blessed.

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (2/27/2017 12:28:00 AM)


    A nicely written poem
    Put in a quatrain of four stanzas
    Embellished in poetic rhyme and rhythm.
    Well done!

    Sylva-Onyema
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    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (2/27/2017 4:12:00 AM)

    Beautiful comment Sylva, thanks a million times and do remain blessed.

  • (2/22/2017 1:31:00 AM)


    A lethal blend of hope and anxiety. How many lives have been destroyed by lust. And how many completed by love. Down with lust. Up with LOVE! (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (2/22/2017 5:48:00 AM)

    Lovely and very insightful comment Richard. Thanks and do remain blessed.

  • Obigod Chidi Cece (2/13/2017 11:13:00 AM)


    I love this piece. A powerful message. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (2/13/2017 2:19:00 PM)

    Hi 🙋 Chidi, thanks a million times for your comment. Always remain blessed.

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (2/10/2017 8:06:00 AM)

    Your poem
    Very strong write...You are an Igbo man, but how come you are in Johannesburg? I am curious to know. We lived in Orlu, Imo state during 1977-1984... (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (2/10/2017 8:51:00 AM)

    Hi 🙋 Jasbir, thanks for the comment. Remain blessed.

  • Rose Kanana (1/20/2017 11:14:00 AM)


    I like the choice of words-brought out clearly the theme- lust vs love. I enjoyed the piece (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (1/20/2017 12:04:00 PM)

    Hi 🙋 Rose, thanks for your insightful and lovely comment. Always remain blessed.

  • Robert Murray Smith (1/17/2017 12:40:00 AM)

    Lust
    The agony, and the ecstasy. Well penned. You are a great poet.+++10 (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (1/17/2017 2:25:00 AM)

    Thanks sir, for the beautiful appraisal of the poem. Always remain blessed.

  • Julie Smith (1/16/2017 12:58:00 PM)

    Well expressed
    A very well expressed poem, great writing style well done :) (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (1/16/2017 2:09:00 PM)

    Hi 🙋 Julie, thanks for beautiful comment. Always remain blessed.

  • Chinedu Dike (1/15/2017 10:07:00 AM)


    Hi Richard, thanks for your lovely comment. Always remain blessed. (Report) Reply

  • Richard Jarboe (1/15/2017 9:21:00 AM)

    Lust
    Wayward twin of love, you nailed it. Excellent observation,
    ric
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  • (11/27/2016 12:06:00 PM)


    A passionate feeling of human nature. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (11/27/2016 3:24:00 PM)

    Hi Matthew, thanks for the lovely comment. Remain blessed.

  • Prathamesh Ingale (10/17/2016 5:10:00 AM)


    Nicely described and written Thanks!! for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Chinedu Dike Chinedu Dike (10/17/2016 12:08:00 PM)

    Beautiful comment, thanks Prathamesh.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 15, 2017


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