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Forbidden Fruit- a poem

Updated on October 16, 2013

Forbidden Fruit

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Forbidden fruit is so much sweeter,

its tantalising being hard to resist.

It lingers in our minds like a soft kiss,

desperate to explore the depths of experience.

The fire it ignites within us is palpable,

an all-consuming presence that pleads the taking.

The greater the improbability and its illicit nature,

the more we are devoured by its seduction.

Forbidden fruit is the mask of impropriety,

that which appeals to our dark beginnings.

It is the key to our lustful nature,

our animalistic, primordial self.

We are hunters driven by challenge,

and the forbidden becomes more prize than respected.

All sense recedes, all choice dissipates,

and we dare to taste the sweetest fruit.

Forbidden fruit is sweet, no doubt,

but the taste once tasted becomes bitter, the ecstasy turns to salt.

Once taken the fruit is tainted,

no longer the focus of our desire, the prize spoilt.

How shallow we can be,

lost in our self-absorbed wants.

Forbidden is all that glitters,

and we are as children stealing a sweet.

Forbidden fruit is an entrapment of dire consequence,

waiting to unleash its vengeful will.

Forbidden fruit is forbidden,

for good reason.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile image

      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks ocfireflies, appreciated.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      so true

    • Tony DeLorger profile image

      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Agreed RB. Thanks for reading

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      The deliciousness is in the wanting not in the having. Nice.