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.
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