Susan Ash

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Wasted Instincts - Poem by Susan Ash

Having found myself
Do I now have to shut
Myself away again?
Having learnt to love myself
Must I now return to
Self loathing and denial

Having broken free from
The closed opinions of others
I now find myself wondering
Have I just been deluding myself?
Maybe I am one alone in
A world that pretends
To be knowledgeable.

I have always known
What others have to
Learn from another.
Instinctive carnal knowledge.
Simultaneously desired and feared
I have endured the indignities of
Hypocritical moralities.

What I had come to see
As a gift to now seems that
It may be a curse after all
Living in a world where too few
Speak my language
Of physical love.
Is there to be no partner
Able to mirror my passion?

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  • Rajaram Ramachandran (4/15/2007 11:09:00 AM)

    Surely, a day will come to answer the last two lines. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, February 14, 2011

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