The Succubus


He has much to give

His cup runeth over with love and affection

From a source that must have been a golden well from heaven

From whence was born his passion

He has much to give

His blessings are a daily ritual

Sought out by all who would be nourished

By each word uttered and each thought written

She has much to give

Her offerings come naturally to women

Admiration, affection and kindness

Causing even a wild beast to be solaced

She has much to give

Her physical world in ruins, she lives in her mind

In a world of fantasy where her lust resides

Pulling him into her world of sin

She has much to take

Her greed is measured in ambition

With wings clipped there remains suspicion

That loving gifts offered are for other reasons

She is perilous

A titilating novice

A succubus in search of innocent souls

Drawing near those easily enchanted

He has much love to give

That remains his suffering

She borrows his passion and stays apart

To write in private for the public heart

His heart is broken

She took too much without replenishing

He is left alone and diminished

Their liaison on earth - finished.

He is dead

But his memory lives as does his pledge

To love and hold her beyond the grave

And give inspiration as her ghostly Knave



© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Loved the irony between he and she. He and She are so different and yet so close.


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Vinaya - Many thanks Vinaya!


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cruelkindness 4 years ago from an angle view.

Scittobene!!!!!!

Well my interpretation of your clever revengeful poetic story of the ones who take more than they need and the ones who give more than they have.

He sabotaged his self into getting exactly what he wanted except not they way he wanted it. She got what she wanted as well, took his love like it was rightfully deserved never knowing his love was his all he had. Now she still gets his full attention and he can never stop giving it. Love is cruel to the ones that use it for other benefits.

Amazing poem!!!

Wheather my connection with your piece was your intentions behind your thoughts.

That is why poetry is bliss for peoples thoughts.

Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@cruelkindness - Many thanks for your interesting observation. Many relationships can be like this. It's difficult to get a workable balance between giving and taking, love and lust. It's just as well some people don't mind doing more of the giving whilst other are happy to be doing more of the taking.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hello Maria, beautifully lyrical. Thoroughly enjoyed it.


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Many thanks Cyndi.


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B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA

Awesome poem and very visual when reading it, which is something I love. Well done!


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ B A Williams - Many thanks for dropping by.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Maria this is so sad and beautiful. Voted up and awesome. Such hauntingly wonderful words. Which returns us to the fact that a lot of times love hurts...


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iangb40 4 years ago from Hamilton, Canada

Maria this is a well thought out poem, and your words took me into another world, another relationship in which this kind of modern Succubus plays her part. An extraordinary poem with a profound flow of thought and emotion. One that will stay with me well after reading it. And thank you for the welcome to the "Let's talk music and cinema group."


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Many thanks Ian for your comment. I'm glad you could relate with my poem.


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@Gypsy: Thanks so much Gypsy for reading my poem. Yes relationships are complicated and can and do often hurt mainly when the balance of giving and taking is all wrong.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...personally I thought this poem was about me - but I am not dead yet and my pulse always starts racing when I read your words on both a purely emotional and intellectual level - this is by far one of your best pieces yet and that is saying a lot because your writing just keeps getting better and better and I don't have to hide behind a pair of shades to say that either -

in one new word made up for this special occasion -

hubstupendous!!!!! lake erie time 12:15pm


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Thanks Colin. Everyone knows you're my inspiration here at Hubpages. You're the wind beneath my poetic wings.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....thank you Maria - that means a lot coming from such a world class lady and writer like yourself - say hello to Miss J for me and tell her to keep on bikin' and swimmin' ...... lake erie time 12:54am


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

maybe we who hide behind shades are hiding from ourselves. we don't shamelessly promote our facebook pages on our poetry sites and on comments left in order to draw visitors. those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

great poem my dear, very well written and i do admire your work, sorry for the other comments but they must be adressed


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epigramman 4 years ago

Michael, I am sorry and I apologize to you and all of the men who choose to wear sunglasses and yes I do shamelessly promote myself - and why not?

I am a legend here at the Hub BECAUSE I also shamelessly promote everyone else!


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Colin, I accept your apology and maybe i misunderstood your words for i felt they were directed at me although they might have been in jest, I also apologize to you for for being so thin skinned. I see that you do promote almost everyone and that i admire about you and also your poetry. so lets just leave it at that and continue to promote all the poetry and wonderful work of all on the pages.

Michael


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

I must congratulate you on this marvelous work. I's epic in proportion to only your genius. I am amused, delighted, taken aback by your talent and wish to gift you some of my chosen words and verse. Peace and blessings to you my fine scribe.

This Incubus now a shining Knight

was cast from the deepest sorrows

though left for dead he was

discovered by his Muse and given

the gift of prose and swiftly

found the ears, eyes and heart

of those who would listen very

carefully and soon be nourished.

Although her words this Succubus

gave freely and so many of them

she bestowed upon her kindred with

admiration, kindness and affection.

This distant Knight would travel

far and wide to find the solace

of this beast within, his torch

he knew was burning to fulfill

his fantasy of lust and sin

she held so hidden in between

the crevices of her heart and

rosary tightly gripped within.

Although she dwells in the

netherworld of fantasy taking

much and sometimes giving

her greed measured by self

ambition, like a restless

angel from whom her wings

were clipped raise suspicions

of this Succubus of alterior

motives are purely of

her own doing.

Enchanted oh yes he is but

nonetheless draws away in

fear of being easily enchanted

and entangled in her web of

titilating dispair.

For he has so much to give

yet feels his breath being

sucked away and drawn to her

power of enchantment passion

and much power.

His heart was shattered

from over use of giving

but never receiving back

and replenishing some of

his power, so lonely and

diminished was this Knight

of old that he never

regained his strength to

love nor conquer this warrior

called by the name of The Succubus.

Vincent Moore ( VOTED UP AND OVER THE TOP) all buttons pressed except funny....


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epigramman 4 years ago

You are a legend too Vincent.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Incredibly beautiful piece of writing. I'm glad I stumbled upon this for it really is a lovely piece of work.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

This was epic. Loved it.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Yes! All but funny is right! This is amazing for sure, mysterious too.


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singhrakeshs 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Amazing poetry and very visible when examining it, which is something I really like. Well done!


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Many thanks for all your kind comments.


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Vincent - your comments are always in epic proportions and filled so much with a poet's genius. Thank you from the depths of my loving heart.


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Amazing writing, Maria! In love, taking more than you give invariably drains and ultimately kills. One giving love, the other but lust. These are great lines:

With wings clipped there remains suspicion

That loving gifts offered are for other reasons

Really an entertaining and thought-provoking read, Maria! Very well done.


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Poetic Fool - your rave review is much appreciated. Many thanks for reading my poem.


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traslochimilano 4 years ago from USA

Beyond of excellence...


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ traslochimilano - many thanks for reading my poem.


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Beautiful, deep and sad, a little haunting, so thoughtful poem, I like it lot. So many expressions, like I just read a book!


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ BeyondMax - Many thanks for your comments.


tbalunis 4 years ago

A lot of emotion in your words.


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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Wow... a love beyond the grave. This is proof that any , even a dark poem like this can be infused with beauty... this is a story poem that paints a complete picture from start to finish... incredibly well done scrittobene.

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