Wistful thinking

We talked, for hours, forever

She was my Aphrodite, my mini deity

Sparkling eyes and silver tipped tongue

It was when I met her my life of lust had begun

The days passed, but time stood still

This greek goddess had the looks to kill

She kept me enshrined with thoughts of possibility

Little did I know how sinful was this deity

Taunted and teased, she promised she would please

The wishing turned to wanting, I became obsessed

I was no match for this disguised goddess

We tarried for months of three, and I could not get enough of she

I was armed and ready, my battle in my mind only

She deceived me readily, no mention of the god of fire and forge

No tiny tidbit from her tempting tongue, no whispered caution for me to be won

Taunted and teased he relinquished his cleave, I was forever forged with my loneliness

The promise of possibility sunk me, even Poseidon could not save me

Aphrodite, my mini deity, left me, lustful and lonely

My mini deity, disarmed and disowned me

It was wistful thinking that brought me here

Shame on me

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epigramman 6 years ago

wistful thinking is to come to your hub pages and read this righteous prose of poetic beauty and say to myself I have found the inner grace of great writing!!!


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Enigmatic Me 6 years ago from East Coast Canada Author

I wonder to myself.. "Self I say, Is Epigramman a professional complimenter? Or is he for real?"

I'm still waiting for self's response...


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

loved how you put mythology in this ;)


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Enigmatic Me 6 years ago from East Coast Canada Author

Thanks blaise, it was from this picture I thought of the mythological side, then did some research. I always get the Greeks and the Roman's mixed up. I like the thought of them, but have never been able to keep them straight.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is magical, the mythological references and imagery really make this. This was a love that turned into a mis-match over... what? Were you ready for the relationship? I'm not sure. But this is wonderful, and you write so well. You have the heart of a true poet.


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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada Author

My poems may seem like a well sculpted entity, however, they are bore from moments of clarity, no long connection do I have with this, from my mind the only connection to this. I wished I had a tangible connection - of love lost and ruminated over, but alas I digress. No big war over a woman in this poem... simply the idea that we can get lost in someone without their connection to us. The idea that our best intentions and lustful thoughts might bring love to us... but ... in reality it does not work that way.

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