~ All’s Fair, They Say…~

I see the sadness love doth cause,

the bitter fruits it bears.

I’ve also seen it sheathe its claws,

and seen every mask it wears.

It builds us up,

or tears us down.

It breaks hearts,

and mends them, too.

It strikes sometimes,

without a sound.

Destroying what we thought we knew.

Love wraps us in its velvet coils,

or makes us lose our minds.

And sometimes,

in the insanity,

a stronger heart one finds.

Without its temptation,

we simply exist.

To drone about our lives.

Most fools are helpless to resist

its siren call of hidden knives.

Beware the darker side of love.

Beware illusion’s kiss.

Beware the steel in the satin glove.

Take heed, and remember this:

Follow your heart, but use your head.

It takes such courage to try again.

Choose to learn from love’s lies, instead,

and if you’re lucky,


you might win…..

~ C.L.R. ~ © 2009

About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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3 Responses to ~ All’s Fair, They Say…~

  1. Jingle says:

    wise hints…

    lovely flow.
    thanks for sharing.


  2. Pingback: The Celebrate Poet of Spring in 2011 Awards Nomination Accouncement | Promising Poets' Parking Lot

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