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Beauty is a cruel mistress

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Beauty is a cruel mistress

I gave my heart to the one I thought was right for me, instead of the right one. 
Enticed with the exquisiteness of her beauty as she laid in my arms, what I saw was a 
pure vision of serenity. 
I can still remember the sparkle in those deep brown earthen eyes, I remember every 
second as her pupils widened with sensation, my eyes were wide with anticipation. 

As the smoke from the fireplace dissipated and the cool sounds of the night filtered 
through the room, it became clear that serenity was just an illusion as I tried to fathom 
the thought that one day she would leave me. 
I’ve conquered five milestones to eternity but for her love, I would destroy paradise.
Beauty is a cruel mistress.

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 11:43:00 PM

    Thank you Gwen, much appreciated. God bless

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 8:09:00 PM

    Welcome to Poetry Soup, Tino. This is the first poem I have read of yours and I am truly captivated by your extreme measures for this love. I am sure that God, being the jealous creator that He is, wants your passion to be with the one he chooses for you. I will be looking forward to more of your works here on the soup. Blessings from across the ocean. Be safe. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 10:02:00 AM

    Thank you all for your comments for they are greatly appreciated. Susan the five milestones to eternity mentioned in this poem actually has a more spiritual and biblical meaning. I'm refering to the commandments which if we keep all 10, we are guaranteed a place in heaven or paradise, but for her love I was willing to risk eternity in order to just be with her on earth. In short, her beauty robbed me of my senses. Tino

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 9:44:00 AM

    Ah, yeah, you did a great job putting these thoughts and emotions onto 'paper.' Beauty can be a cruel mistress indeed. Excellent lines and imagery here.

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 9:32:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Tino. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 9:23:00 AM

    I like your first line the best. So true and everyone can relate to this. However, I would like to know more about "the five milestones to eternity" What are they? Maybe you could add them, or write a seperate poem on them? I like the phrase for sure, and from there to the end of the poem.