I'll Trade For a Passion.......

I would you know........give to you my kingdom
just for a passion
I know ....I know..... not something a man
would wish for ....just so out of fashion
Yes I have had all the boy toys .....and
tasted the bile only yearnings bring
But for the lack of passion.....what wouldn't
I give for that one thing
I have seen the seven wonders......
and what does that mean
And the deadly sins to go along
with it .....all in a dream
Teach me if you can......punish
me if you will
But please ....just give me passion
or a promise fullfilled

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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

A very passionate poem Ahorseback!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Ohh there , now you see ,you're making fun of me Cardisa , That hurts that really hurts.....LOL:-}


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Not making fun of you Ahorseback, would never do that.

Just saying I like that you would trade almost anything for passion and that makes you a very passionate man, I like that very much!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

I could feel the desperation in this...not for adventure, or "things" or travels...but to really feel something - and I know exactly what you mean. You've written a wonderful piece here to describe it...its a hard thing to write about and have it come across the way you did. Bravo!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cardisa , Sometimes I think I lack passion, I know you;re not making fun of me ..........much!:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Erin Lefey, Thank you my friend, Its simple to write about but I could never talk about it ,I don't think anyway....:-}


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

I really got this message. Not caring is hell on earth.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

I know what you mean :)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

You know it Paradise , its a little scary! Take care of you though , for us!...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Erin ....Thanks for understanding!...:-}


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Having been the recipient of a passionate though doomed love affair, I affirm that is something we long for. Your yearning poem is sad in its longing and search. Beautifully written again, no surprise to me as you always pick out words that fit so well.


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

I know your words of yearning well, ahorseback, the longing was there for me throughout 22 years of my doomed marriage.

A moment's passion is good, long lived shared passion is better. It does exist for some, apparently!!! They say women expect too much in a man. By letting go of what I haven't got and will never have in my man, and being grateful and appreciative for what I have got, a spark is growing and glowing. Its been a long time coming, but maybe that is my fault.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , This poem is more about a lack of a passion for all or anything, did you ever notice some people just have it and some don't? As to passioned affairs of the heart; be carefull you are not in it alone! All to many times we do that. You make sure and take care of YOU! We need you here....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fennelseed , We can live for a long time in a comfortable relationship, but it can be a trap too, some of us go for comfort rather than chance our failure in investing more, I know I have , It sounds like you have found a sweet spot of self love and respect.And that....is the most important thing in life.God Blesses those who find it together ! But also those who find it alone. There is a clause in love you know: It's a no fault clause just like auto insurance. LOL, seriously ,keep that spark and glow fueled! :-}


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I know what you mean. Some just don't, never will and some of us are never the same after having that Vesuvius explosion of it. That was me-and him also. I would rather have loved than never. Having felt that, I have never been able to settle for less. Perhaps one day another will take my heart to the moon. In the meanwhile, I will fulfill my passion for writing and reading here on HubPages. If you need me, I am here:)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

All we need is the peace within my friend , Seek it in our writing . There is some release here! You have a good heart my friend.:-}

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