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Adoration's Price

Of lavish love the poets write
to whom their love bestow
But what of love 
and what it's like
to be the one who is adored?

I've known this staggered heart
an adoration one yields divine
and of this sacred sacrament took part
then retreated from its faith like mine

Once, before illusions of protection
veiled by confident speech
crumbled wholly thou innocent projection
of the visions it had seen

Showered with waters sweetened earnest
till it's naked wells drank tears like rain
yet the soul of the one who's heart was burnished
now reflected fear that must flee all impression of pain

An object of worship at the core
'twas meant for The Lord on high
of men and angels a gift explored
for the imperfect begs the question of why?

And yet once loved with adoration
furnished with a reverence meant for God
what hope remains to know raptures imitation 
but for the masquerade of a clever facade?

Perhaps this explains why poets express 
extravagant love only given
such devotion transgress's the love it profess's
and this prison is a high price for the wisdom

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 5/13/2014 12:57:00 PM
Just beautiful - it captured my emotions! Thank you, Sarai, for sharing these deep thoughts about love and loving!
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Date: 5/12/2014 7:17:00 AM
We had a wonderful day. My wife is the greatest. My mom is traveling accross the country and will be here next week. We will celebrate when she arrives.
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Date: 5/11/2014 8:40:00 PM
Thank you Sarai, and yes I did get the poem, its still so beautifully written, should be read more than once! And you are correct there is a huge difference between love and sharing the love between 2 people vs worship. Almost all things in their extreme are never good.
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Sarai Virden
Date: 5/12/2014 1:30:00 AM
As always, blessings to you Arthur. Love you unique poetry. Take care my friend.
Date: 5/11/2014 7:22:00 AM
Your response to me is a poem unto itself. I have enjoyed rereading your poem this morning. I also wish you the best on this special day meant to honor women.
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Sarai Virden
Date: 5/12/2014 1:28:00 AM
Thanks so much Rick, yes I had a wonderful Mothers Day. Hope you got to spoil your dear lady too. Hugs <3
Date: 5/10/2014 11:02:00 PM
Hi there, I have to agree with Richard, this is very captivating, and this is a compliment, needs more than one read. Sometimes you just get it, without fully getting it, if that makes any sense. Great write!
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Sarai Virden
Date: 5/11/2014 2:25:00 AM
Thank you so much Arthur, yes I know this was a deep subject. Please read my response to the one just below yours if you were still wondering what the heart of this piece was. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a kind comment.
Date: 5/9/2014 8:35:00 AM
This is very well written and yet for some reason I am having trouble wrapping my mind around it. I will have to come back in a different frame of mind and reread it.
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Sarai Virden
Date: 5/11/2014 2:22:00 AM
Thank you Richard, this poem is basically about being in an intimate relationship where someone adores you but you realize that it crosses a line into worship. How that depth is a double edged sword... You still desire it but at the same time when your faced with past let downs and human imperfection it can be crushing to loose. Worship and adoration are powerful things best received by God. Once received, to receive less can seem empty. It was not meant for man.
Date: 5/9/2014 6:49:00 AM
So much in that!! So very much.... A huge bravo on that write!! I love it....
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Sarai Virden
Date: 5/11/2014 2:14:00 AM
Thank you so much Robert.