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A Cruel End Game

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From the dark side of Love

She was the nadir of affection
like a scorned lover, hell bent on revenge.
She was still like a fresh flower, sensuously perfumed,
a sight for sore eyes, lips full, inviting, titillating;
body curved in the right places, tall and bright.
He was told she was once jilted
by the beau of the town,
now hell bent to wreak havoc of men
who unknowingly feel her black spider's charm.
He was not known to her, he was not introduced.
So it was easy to ignore her, despite the warnings
of his soul.  For did not his heart beat faster?
And adrenal flow in quantities above norm?
Did not his body stiffen, his knees jerk?
Yet he remained aloof, played hard to get,
knowing that was the way to beat her down.
He had no magic or dreams to weave,
no moon dust, mystic herbs or love potions,
only his determination and wily will.
For they were as alike as two mountain peaks
covered with hard white snow and tricky paths,
dangerous slopes and impeding avalanche.
Perhaps the predator savors more the chase
for it pleased him much the play of hide and seek.
She began to notice and he was yearning more
than was really good for him.  
Until the day arrived when they looked into
each others eyes and knew the outcome of the game.
Gone was the last speck of hope, 
the shred of possibility, the promise of a new love
loomed like a giant glacier and the dice was cast.
The deadly demons in them were loose.
Idyllic days passed sensuously by, a farce of fervor.
He had to save himself for her clutches could hurt,
claws that could cut deep within the soul.
So like the knave he was, he slinked away
left her to her own devices and saved his pride.
She was not easy to forget, he dreamt of her often,
nor was it easy to forgive himself, especially when
he heard the news that she had killed herself.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 7/30/2019 1:01:00 PM
Your consistency makes your already wonderful craft majestic. Yet another lovely piece. This is really great..
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Date: 7/21/2019 9:48:00 AM
Excellent story ... Enjoyed the suspense ... Great ...
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Date: 7/16/2019 9:37:00 AM
Drama and theater...Very entertaining write...Enjoyed it...
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Date: 7/15/2019 5:10:00 PM
ohhh, the suspense got me all riled up... wonderful word-weaver, victor!..huggs
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Date: 7/15/2019 4:05:00 PM
- A story that could well have been from reality ... many "cruel and evil" people in our world ... nothing surprises me anymore ... skillfully written, my friend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/15/2019 4:02:00 PM
Wow would not like to go there, Victor, superb poetry..
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Date: 7/15/2019 3:28:00 PM
Wow! Victor, What a sad yet good poem about " the dark side of love". When a person gets hurt by another , it can cause them to seek revenge on the opposite gender. Or it can back fire and they can end up like the character in your story. You are good story teller my friend. I enjoyed the read. Have a good day:-) Alexis
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Date: 7/15/2019 2:09:00 PM
How dramatic! Yes, those evil, nasty women... Just kidding..nasty,salaciousness on both sides of the sexes. But now there are more than two? Well Done PR
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Date: 7/15/2019 2:04:00 PM
A cruel end game indeed! So glad it’s fiction another great write Victor! :)
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Date: 7/15/2019 12:21:00 PM
Wow what a ride Victor, you are truly a master storyteller!
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Date: 7/15/2019 10:04:00 AM
wonderful write, you are very talented that always surprises us with your wonderful verses. hugs
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Date: 7/15/2019 9:44:00 AM
A deep and dark well written piece Victor. Tom
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Date: 7/15/2019 7:55:00 AM
That went down smooth, pour me another Bar Keep! Well done Victor, a great way to start my morning.
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Date: 7/15/2019 7:12:00 AM
sounds as though they were like oil and water and didn't mix tell a nice dark tale here, glad it was just fiction! Enjoyed reading this one Victor :) hugs
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Date: 7/14/2019 11:07:00 PM
A true intensely suspenseful thriller - the mechanics of the transformation of her character from who she was at the start to who she is at the end is what drives this narrative and well and truly hooked me in. Gosh! what an ending, I didn't see that coming! You are a master storyteller my friend....Maria Hugs
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Date: 7/14/2019 9:24:00 PM
My dear friend, this is truly a marvelous piece. And its imagery, realism mixed with imagination and mystery about love and its immense powers that oft are also very dangerous sets this poet's soul in awe! A fav-- a superbly composed poem...
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Date: 7/14/2019 4:45:00 PM
OMIGOSH! You may get POTD on this one, Victor.
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Date: 7/14/2019 3:18:00 PM
This poem is intense Victor, such an amazing write - the deadly demons in them were loose - claws that could cut deep within the soul - clever and thought provoking. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 7/14/2019 3:17:00 PM
They were no good... for each other! Glad it’s fiction!
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