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Lesson Learned

Pain is not love’s enemy
As I’ve constant-ly believed
They’re brothers. They’re, Fratelli
Where one resides, the other strives

Oh, what a dream it was to think,
That our ol’ cruise ship will not sink
The pretty clouds I floated on
Were laced with pins and things so sharp
Sharp enough to pierce the dream, that it could be reality

How was I to know you weren’t, that angel you professed to be?
How was I to stop myself, you were my pre-cise ecstasy?

My lesson’s learnt, now, Casanova.
Thought-that you-could turn me over?
Oh no. 
No, no no.
You fooled me once so shame on you

Your beauty was an ugly thing
A snare produced for fools like me
And, those eyes...
Mmmm... that voice.
If honey could speak, you’d be it. Hands down
Sweet, sultry serenade,
Fairest features ever made.

You were such a masterpiece.
A Monet, if you please
Master of disguise, oh yes
I should commend your flawless lies,
They had me twisted round your pinky
Glad that I now know you baby.
Read your book from, ah back to front.

Next time that-I see your face, I’ll see the snarling, stalking thing
The thing that led me down this lane.
The thing that tuned my love to pain

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  1. Date: 2/13/2010 3:21:00 PM
    Thanks so much for the comments. sorry about the misunderstanding fellow citizen!

  1. Date: 1/19/2010 3:47:00 AM
    OH NO! GUD FRIEND that is just a comment about your poem. The lines i quoted in that comment are from one of my poems. I was just saying i am happy to learn from reading ur poem that luv is the way described it. so in that comment i was talking about a poem that i wrote about me not knowing how it feels to be in love because i never gave it a try. AM SORRY TO CAUSE SOME MISUNDERSTANDING. And good friend for me to see a comment you need to send it to me. I luv reading your poetry. PEACE!

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 2:20:00 AM
    I hope u'r not implying that this isn't original...? I'm not starting a fight or anything but i wrote this months before i ever heard about poetry soup. I absolutely do NOT take other people's ideas. This is 100% all me

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 3:55:00 AM
    Realy! fellow citizen, pain ain't loves enemy? " i know there is love but not how rough or how smooth it feels to touch..... i know not the feeling. whether kind or rude love is whether pain or joy it brings " from my poem 'i know not'

  1. Date: 1/13/2010 7:21:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Keabetswe. Please continue to share your writing with us. I wish you the best with life and your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol