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Below is the poem entitled Presumptuous which was written by poet Des Juan Richardson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Is it presumptuous to assume
A melodious togetherness with you
Without an unfavorable tune
Or could we drown our indiscretions
In the depths of love’s infinite sea
And swam ashore in unison
Without feelings of malice and jealousy
Could we hold hands as true lovers and
walk the stretching shores of tranquility
or sink slowly in the agonizing sands
of deceit and our past infidelities

Is it presumptuous of me to -- think
Understanding and forgiveness resides in your heart
My blatant disrespect for fidelity was contemptuous
No less or more than yours, but I condemn my part
For you, eternally my heart weeps
Could you see past my mistake with a blind eye
Or continue stabbing me repeatedly
With sinful lust and yearnings for your lovers side

Is it presumptuous for me to say
Your adoration and passion is eternal
And your love for me is everlasting
Or is it just merely for today
Could you kiss me with fierce uncontrollable passion
The way you anointed your lover’s lips
Or in your eyes, am I not seen in the same fashion
Does he control the water, you the glass and I
Am merely allowed subtle infrequent sips

Is it presumptuous to feel right
About stealing an innocent gentle kiss
While you sleep a peaceful sleep - day or night
The kiss no longer belongs to me but its mines to miss

Is it presumptuous of me
When I trace the subtle curves of your caramel body
While the moon saturates your alluring frame
Your body opens and shifts with acceptance of my plight
And you passionately bless my offerings but you still call his name

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  1. Date: 5/29/2009 7:03:00 AM
    Thanks for the privilege to comment on your poems, I write as a friend ... not superficial drifts ... but in the power that encourages growth and inspiration ... that is what I require from you always ... you have enormous gift and a subtle feel for words and I want to applaud the mastery of your style. Love always.

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 5:16:00 AM
    Everything about this poem is good...the emotion, the words chosen to convey them...everything! The line of "this kiss is no longer mine, but mine to miss" Outstanding poem!

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 5:50:00 PM
    Very, very powerful write here Des and the last line was a shocker ... WOW ... this is a very well-deserved selection to be a feature here at the Soup. Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 12/29/2008 10:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Warmest wishes for a safe and happy new year! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/29/2008 9:05:00 AM
    Des Juan - Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – I hope the coming year has many blessings in store for you and those you love – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 12/28/2008 6:43:00 PM
    Wonderful work, Des Juan! Hope it's not presumptuous to wish you congratulations on this one being featured this week! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 12/28/2008 5:12:00 PM
    Congratulations Des Juan on "Presumptuous" being featured this week. Vince

  1. Date: 9/2/2008 5:58:00 AM
    Wow...that last line breaks the heart.....such a longing to be the one and only lover,knowing he is not. Deep emotions here. Very poignant!...Carrie

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 3:50:00 PM
    The questioning style in this poem helps to underscore the heartbreak and turmoil of emotions. A great introspective poem and very well written. Well done. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 3:32:00 AM
    Oh, my goodness! That last line - noooo! Such passion, and love and desire comes through this poem, then to have that snatched sad! Beautiful, but sad. So well written, love Kristin