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Bittersweet Ballistics

my fragile heart is wretched 
tossed ragged by the power of this love

I shiver in the wake of you
 (your ripples resound in my spirit)
never has another made such a scorching fire
burn beneath this tender skin
(like the heat of a thousand suns)
I melt in you and your definitions
softer than before
like white kitten fur

feminine and relishing being a woman
loved by you 
you wreck me and torment me
but fill me with euphoria 

bursting with the lingering promise
of the fierceness of your heated  kiss
(how I starve to taste it)

I get lost in  intense eyes
with the universe inside them
I fall to their depths and am helpless

the reality of you is so virile
raw and ripping at my placidity
you….you make me breathless
like a giddy girl…as butterflies shudder
and toss inside….churning
clamoring and belting a song
of sweet temptation
at the mere thought of you

how do you make me this gooey mass?

bittersweet in agony

with the strength of a strong man
I fight this love
yet it flourishes
I don’t fan it (I try to squelch it)
it just grows
and burns crackling flames
red and orange piercing a night sky
so strong they singe my soul

I am weak kneed
inside this windswept reeling
and it seems I fall
harder as I run
                  (stumbling in my haste)
faster as I hide 
                    (you always find me)

it burrows deeper in my aching heart
and I am left to face it
in my mirror
                   (torn and tattered)
as I introspect inside my eyes
what is this?

could I be in love?

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  1. Date: 5/3/2010 8:38:00 PM
    This imagery is so emotional and moving. Of course this write is showing many signs of falling in love....with something else almost hidden on the edges, like a bloodthirsty yearning that seems more lust than love? Really enjoyed reading this; it kept me going right through to the end.

  1. Date: 6/8/2009 5:08:00 PM
    i think your in love with something maybe the thought that you are in love its great hugh and you need to bask in it thanks for the comments you are a wonderful poet and i respect you for that tells alot about your character

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 3:07:00 PM
    Oh, you be in love, bayubah! Christie, damn it! Have some consideration for this old man who wears a pacemaker. I had to take a cold shower after just one reading. Seriously, you are a sweetheart and I can't wait to hear from you and to read your stuff. Big Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/8/2009 8:55:00 PM
    Undoubtedly, you are in love, Christie! It's a feeling you cannot fight. We revel in the euphoria even as we try to cope with the torment. Outstanding Poem! Love, Carolyn And you will have mail shortly--

  1. Date: 5/7/2009 7:28:00 AM
    Hi Christie.... and after reading this exquisite poem... what man... would hope indeed ... that love in such a beautiful and prescious heart would floursih eternal. :)

  1. Date: 5/6/2009 11:38:00 AM
    I think, yes....you're in love! Such intensity, fervor, and passionate...like I said, I feel your work burn in my spirit. Love, Sara

  1. Date: 5/6/2009 7:23:00 AM
    Christie I reckon if you are that he would be such a lucky man - I used to believe that life was a solitary journey that we start at birth and end at death but I have come to realize that life is many short journeys and each one becomes a part of who we are - One of the things I treasure about my current journey is my friends like you - Never except less than the type of love I offer my wife because you deserve that my dear friend - YF4L - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 5/6/2009 7:12:00 AM
    Christie, a powerful title ... and pure talent bringing congruity out of reality's ambiguity ... this poem is roaring hot. Sorry I cannot tell you the answer already in your heart ... I will keep this poem in mine.

  1. Date: 5/5/2009 11:27:00 AM
    Hey, my lil porker (oops,sorry,secrets out) lol. This is so my story. Unc L and I have been married 27 and I still feel this way. I pray you wil always and forever feel it too. I love you and once again, a great write. You make me proud!!

  1. Date: 5/5/2009 10:52:00 AM
    Sounds like it Christie loved that first couplet.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 11:17:00 AM
    ....Well, upon a more sincere and serious note in regards to this amazingly as usual, well written and expressed write of "Yours"~I am truly hoping that it is love dear~which shall find itself soon, literally, within Your world and aside Your side!!!?:):)~Again, another heartfully revealing; soulfully profound; and, "Beautiful Write!!!":):):)~Lets go view Your other one I missed....

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 11:06:00 AM
    Smile~I do not know if You are in love or not? But, I thought the title was "Buttermilk Biscuits"~And that's what drew me in~Smile~"Hello Precious, Gifted and Lovely Christie Moses and Your Little Angel Brianna!!!":):):)~I hope that You had a sincerely beautiful weekend dear lady~filled with joys and wonders and lots and lots of warmths caressing, sunshined hands?:):):)....cont....

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 7:32:00 AM
    Christie, I commented on your poem earlier as if ... a woman had no feelings like a man ... forgive me for I wa sthinking of man's predicament in love in my naivete that a woman is always the desirable one. Respect and thanks.

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 7:29:00 AM
    Love is a woman's atom bomb ... we are blown away to wonder how ... brother, you are our last defense to tell the fragility of our mutedness. Praises.

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 7:11:00 AM
    My goodness...It must be love....the genuine emotions expressed, couldn't be anything less. What amazing things can happen when it is the real thing....beautifully written, Christie....absolutely wonderful! ~ love, Carrie

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 6:38:00 AM
    Wonderful poetry Christie,...yes,.it is love!...james

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 6:34:00 AM
    Yes my dear I think you just may be. Do you think the squelching thingy makes it more fun? Whatever fans the intensity it seems to work. Dag gone good write Ms, K.Love you bunches. Laurie

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 5:53:00 AM
    Uh, yes, I think you could be. Actually, you are reminding me here of when I dated my now husband. The line about 'lost in intense eyes with the universe inside them' (awesome line) was/is exactly how I feel, still (among other things). What a beautiful way to feel with such burning emotions at their peak and so loving being a woman makes it sound like it is the real thing! A glorious write! Enjoy! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 5:46:00 AM
    Yes, Christie, you are in Love! Beautiful, profound lines, full of emotion, fellings, and desire. I'm quite impressed with your writing. This is outstanding. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 5:42:00 AM
    It is the season to be in love.. the flowers are blooming..the sky is making love to the sun...shorts and flip flops are emerging...and the flowers are kissing birds...so hell you maybe in love.