Your Bondage ( In Dedication to Infatuation )

Bound to love



Bound by chains


Chains that rust

Bound to lust








What qualities do you possess,

        that continuously steer me

                 to remain in your possession?

                          I’m perceiving things unclearly.


I have witnessed the truths that lie beneath,

            your unendingly elegant face

                      Your seemingly truthful, radiant smile

                               still holds my clouded vision in place


I know, within, to keep safe distance

         from these fallacies of feeling

                 Yet, when your poisoned whispers beckon,

                          shaky knees meet ground in kneeling



You have led me here

                   to lead me astray

To keep me entrapped

                       within endless guess


I find myself,

           losing myself

in you, once more

                   I must confess…


that from the moment your sight pierced

         my crumbling defenses,

                I’m incapacitated here,

                        I’ve suffered failing senses


                             I


            Cannot erase your image

                   Cannot repair the damage

               Can hardly seem to manage

                     Can barely find the courage


                 to sever your ropes,


                           Your bondage


© copyright Ben D.A 2011

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

poet/essi - really appreciate that


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essiheart 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

Truly one of my favorites you've written. Absolutely incredible! :)


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

The intensity you convey in this piece is wondrous.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Ahhh...and we have each been there before; at least once, so we recognize quickly these amazing words that so beautifully capture us now, as we were then.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thank you very much silvergenes :]


SilverGenes 5 years ago

Ben, this is really good. The rhythms throughout match the emotions and the stages of love, lust, desperation and the turmoil it creates. One can feel it every step of the way from your first line to the last. Your rhyming structure is the icing on the cake!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

justin, thanks a bunch man!! you sure know how to leave a comment, too.

erth - thanks again for all these great comments!


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japtaker 5 years ago from United States

On second thought, the whole thing is damn near perfect. I love the first lines AFTER those four introductory lines, as well as the part that pairs "feeling" with "kneeling".


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erthfrend 5 years ago from Florida

You sure awoke some amazing memories in me! I loved the emotion in this one, another excellent poem!!


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japtaker 5 years ago from United States

Although, perhaps sadly, I can't relate very much to this, as I've seemingly managed to kill the inclination to such crushing infatuation, having found it less than pleasant... the emotion of this poem is vivid and gripping; the flow and form is perfect. I particularly love the flow of concepts in the first four lines and the last six lines.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I clearly remember my infatuation days as a young man, I could not get enough of the scent of a woman, it filled my nostrils with such desires to be bonded to them for a time.

That beautiful feeling of being committed to one another and nothing could break us away from each other. I loved the feeling and bondage to the woman I was with and there were a few:0) Infatuation and obsession is like nectar of the gods, we all must experience it.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

wow. all i can say is wow.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Bbnix - thanks, look forward to seeing yours

Mentalist - thanks again man! I mean..err..thing... ;]

Phoenix - This is another personal one, basically about one girl, but it branched out more into the concept of infatuation/obsession, and i liked the results. thanks for your support as always :]


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

I really like this one a lot. It captures the desperate, foolish feelings that can't be helped but have no place and never will.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A crimson cage so lovely,indeed is still a cage,nice one Ben.;)


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

I like this one especially. I've been working on a similar piece. I'll try to pay homage to your well written example.

Thanks...


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

I definitely made some changes, didn't I?

Thanks Randy, glad you approve.

I do really like those lines. thanks for reading :]


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

I agree with SeenButNotHeard,

"Yet, when your poisoned whispers beckon,

shaky knees meet ground in kneeling"

are my favorite lines. Its always such a challenge to write about something as universal as infatuation in a new poetic way, but you soooo did.


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Haha maybe I will!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

HAHAHA, It isn't thievery then ;]

that's interesting though. you should write it nonetheless.


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Just to let you know, you keep stealing my idea's! I was going to write a poem kinda like this today but you beat me to it!


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Oh believe me I am! ;)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

I agree, Seenbutnotheard, this one took some work. Thanks for reading, and those were also my favorite lines


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SeenButNotHeard 5 years ago from Michigan

I love that the lines aren't uniform. I think it contributes to the flow, which is amazing as always :) I especially love this part: "I know, within, to keep safe distance/from these fallacies of feeling/Yet, when your poisoned whispers beckon/shaky knees meet ground in kneeling" :D


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thanks Elizabeth! You're allowed to be infatuated with my writing though, if you wish ;]


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

OoOoOo ;) Very nice, sweet yet pleading. The title is perfect, infatuation is dangerous--I learned that one the hard way. Can't wait to read more!! :)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thanks WillStarr! I remember her too. Recent memory, at that. :]


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I remember her! :-)

Nicely done!

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