The Lion, The Snake and The Butterfly

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about Love and its complexity.
The language in the poem reflects this as well as having many deeper meanings on every line.

It reflects peoples minds when they are in love, or unsure that they are in love; thoughts racing, nothing much making sense.

The animals used in the poem represent aspects of human personality and body.

Its a poem thats as confused and dazed as its writer!

Submitted: January 14, 2009

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Submitted: January 14, 2009



The Lion, The Snake and The Butterfly

Craving a face, a touch, a voice,
one that does not appear for long.
Needing a vision to capture,
beautiful face that haunts my thoughts.
Cowardice pulls it out of reach,
from both sides of the passioned lions.

Love by nature craves a future
in a torment of desire.
Smooth serpent bodies intertwined
surges through restless suppressed thoughts,
poised in waiting to be released
to strike the wearisome handler.

No one knows what the night is like,
two hearts touching, separated.
gentle breath, slither of a spine
a firm grasp of a shaking thigh,
eyes transfixed lost in coloured depths,
that threatens to drown the watcher.

Gentle touch to the butterfly
shivering at this new found amour.
Cannot risk, will not dare to hurt
as the plot deepens in our life.
Dares not to live thy wanted dream,
though it is shared between the two.

- Anna Elizabeth Rose -

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