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Eyes of Desire in a Rainbow

Fearful fluttering, like butterfly wings,
Guilty conscience screaming out warnings,
Quietly trembling, feelings of breathlessness,
Yearning to understand what I cannot prevent.
I gaze upon him, and the trickling fire
Runs through my veins with burning desire,
Keep a tight rein, don't let it be known
That you're burning inside, it shouldn't be shown,
Yet daring to think I could beg to be touched,
Knowing full certain it would not be enough
To subdue the craving, hidden within,
Of a nightmare of need that seems almost a sin,
So powerful, so deep I can only weep.
Love is wasted, trust betrayed,
Like the promise at the end of a rainbow - 
And then - the knock at the door - of hope.

Copyright © Rita Simpson | Year Posted 2011


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  1. Date: 2/26/2016 4:24:00 PM

    Nice to see this one again Rita.. LINDA
  1. Date: 1/4/2016 1:41:00 PM

    Nicely done
  1. Date: 8/4/2011 8:29:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest. I wish you the best in the final round Rita. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 5/31/2011 8:06:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature this week Rita. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 5/30/2011 6:45:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Rita
  1. Date: 5/29/2011 8:18:00 PM

    Interesting Rita~ Congratulations on your featured poem of the week.. Nice to stop by and check out all featured poem. Have a wonderful day~always,..p.d."