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Thoughts frighten – rob me late at night
Propelled to draw upon a canvass.
Refuse not, let your mind foresee
To reflect would coerce – drive the soul to madness

No, don’t play with these emotions
You are like a soft gentle breeze.
Oh do tempt me with your hatred;
A smile so slow just meant to tease – what a strange unease

Too late to start – to act like saint
Her cheeks so round! Oh lips so red
Raucous burning inside the chest.
I moaned and trembled from foot to head – oh misled!

Oh every touch makes her cower;
And mere thought of me makes her cringe.
Obsession songful – hour of sport
You can miss me by a mile – miss me by an inch



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82 Replies to “Obsession”

  1. So very sad when one feels that one’s emotions are being played with. Any relationship in which there seems to be ‘hatred’ is one to rid oneself of, in my opinion.

  2. For all the heat in this encounter there was fear too that perhaps she had let things get away from her and out of control. Let’s hope she has learned something from this.

    1. Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€

      PS: Sounds like a good idea πŸ™‚ we could do that.

  3. “strange unease” and “raucous burning” culminating in “Obsession songful – hour of sport”; the deep passion & fear truly “drive the soul to madness”….a lovely piece Sanaa…so happy to be participating after a long time πŸ™‚

  4. Your piece is skillfully penned. The weaving together of passion, lust and fear does send chills down the spine. And this line, “Oh do tempt me with your hatred” highlights this obsession. Well done!✨??✨

  5. You have described perfectly the tension, fear, excitement and lust,,,heading into perhaps a disastrous event, but,,,,perhaps not,, I love the form, not familiar with it, a beautiful flow,,,

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