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you, dear

you, dear were my depraved, inelegant swan. envisioned in the moonlight - romanticized, wearing your cheap, red lipstick - and desperate to ravish me. if you did not love me the succulent fruit upon lip and breast would diminish here and now. i said, what man is without his mistress, and you smiled, exposing those crooked teeth. i love you, much more than i loved you then. you seem to have adopted the image of an ill bird, and in my dreams misery has approached you, shackled you; condemned you to love a furious man. i am sorry i could not endure with you, the tempestuous love for beauty. i did not wish to search for you, because i feared that you might be more appealing with those poignant bruises upon your face, declaring your mistake. i remember, in the morning, your breath was like a toxic thunder, as you prepared your quivering lips to kiss me, i did not know i loved you then, but i love you now. and when daylight breaks through the aperture of the night, my lovely sin, i will perish, because even now i love your transparent shadow. the earth, too, is harsh to me on burning sunlit mornings - and i love you today, much more than i loved you then. and only on this day i have been told by the wind that you are alive and well, but not happy.

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Date: 3/18/2016 12:17:00 AM
Lebedyenko B., Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. LOVE LINDA
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Date: 1/18/2016 11:35:00 AM
Lebedyenko Berborodov,,, Awesome write, Thank You for sharing... SKAT...
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Date: 3/1/2012 11:03:00 AM
this poem is incredible, the elegance of your word play cannot be faulted well done with highlighting a very traumatic and horrid elements in may women's and men's lives. Keep writing!
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Date: 2/9/2012 5:24:00 PM
Wow! That was quite a romantic piece! greatly enjoyed this write today. Always, Laura
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Date: 2/8/2012 2:09:00 AM
That was a mild poem,but great use of Dictions....nice work! with love ,Amit
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Date: 2/7/2012 12:53:00 PM
This was a pleasant poem I like it.Well done!- oxox love Anne-Lise
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Date: 2/7/2012 12:35:00 PM
wonderful
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Date: 2/7/2012 12:32:00 AM
Nice! Enjoy it!
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Date: 2/6/2012 9:41:00 PM
Welcome to PS and so enjoyed your creative write tonight luv.. cintinue your pursuit of writing and sharing words with luv.. thankxx for your sweet critique ..
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Date: 2/6/2012 2:25:00 PM
What powerful work! You are a romantic poet! Thank you for your very nice compliment as well. Yours Matthew Anish
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Date: 2/6/2012 7:41:00 AM
I kid you not when I say that to me this is a perfect pen.. Then... dare I use such a big word? Yup whyever not... The juxtoposion balance sends one on a helter-skelter ride of the ups and downs of love, disappointment, acceptance and nostalgia, all wrapped in the sordid truth. Cheap red lipstick, yellow teeth, shackled and condemned. The last four lines are such a pitious tie of life and words... Your newest fan. Karen
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Date: 2/4/2012 6:35:00 PM
This was a good one, keep up the good work! enjoyed it a lot! xoxo love Laila
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Date: 1/24/2012 7:49:00 AM
deep wo!
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Date: 1/20/2012 8:06:00 AM
welcome to the soup i hope you enjoy this joyful ride as much as i do ...please continue to be inspired
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Date: 1/19/2012 10:31:00 AM
Welcome to poetry Soup, Lebedyenko! If you are from Russia, please read my poem, The Czar's Marbleized Ceramic Jar. " I have loved reading your exceptional poetry. Furious love is a sure curse, but compassion and love can break the spell. She may be not happy by bearing your baby, but she smiles when you mention the importance of being her man. Your poem emanates much passion, violence and yet your love for her still lives. Best wishes for the New Year. Peace and Love, Andrew.
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Date: 1/19/2012 10:28:00 AM
No words, but truth is truth, wonderfully penned, loved. Thanks for sharing and for your comment. Carry on ahead, You have energy needs to burn for construction. Welcome, bl
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Date: 1/16/2012 10:58:00 AM
Interesting poem.. wat inspired this?
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Date: 1/11/2012 11:28:00 AM
Would you say - "Daylight does not become you." Very interesting write. daver
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Date: 1/11/2012 6:03:00 AM
A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Lebedyenko. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol
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