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Lust, the Master Manipulator

Updated on January 23, 2014

Lust, the Master Manipulator

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Sensual experience is an unquenchable thirst,

driven by desire that defies all balance.

At the hands of lust we are blinded to all else,

the ride a sweet outpouring of emotion and physical need.

How vulnerable we are to actions unconsidered,

to life changing circumstance dragged from dreams into reality.

How mesmerised we are by its seductive call,

tantalised by the subtle visions of potential.

It burns within us like a smouldering flame,

enlivened by masterful triggers that magnify our yearning.

Snapshots of images surge through our veins,

a touch, a look begging for nourishment.

A dreamlike state corrupts thought and sense,

our bodies trembling with the expectations of release.

Nothing stands before us but the temptation of ecstasy,

the blissful surrender of pleasured experience.

The consequences of lust often despoiled by reality,

can bite hard in the light of truth,

tear down commitments, create commitments,

and on reflection create havoc and despair.

It can be the sweetest gift with the deadliest sting,

that blissful, squirming explosion of pleasure.

For without love the action is frivolous and empty,

an action for self alone and although exhilarating, limited in potential.

Lust can be a shallow intent, begging for depth,

a gift of life seeking meaning and longevity.

Through love alone, the pleasure is multiplied,

given wings to fly and a purpose of ecstasy.

Lust, the master manipulator.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Yeshuan, much appreciated.

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      Yeshuan 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Through love alone, the pleasure is multiplied.

      People who crave the one night stand, don't know what they are missing. The pleasure of love making after mental, spiritual and emotional intimacy is established, well, the one night stand pales in comparison.

      Awesome writing!

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks travel_man1971. Glad you related.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Tranquilheart, I appreciate your support

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Although we can satisfy ourselves even without partners, still we yearn for someone to share it with. =Through love alone, the pleasure is multiplied= Thanks for this line. :D

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      Tranquilheart 6 years ago from Canada

      Wise words, Tony, you have much knowledge to share.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Gland you enjoyed it Mr Happy. Thanks or reading and commenting

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      Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      "It can be the sweetest gift with the deadliest sting" - I like this line. And I loved the entire poem: the "temptation of ecstasy", the "subtle visions of potential", they are all products of lust. Lust can be fun, deadly fun in many ways.

      I laugh at lust though. I practice celibacy and abstinence and have done so for just over a decade now. Lust has no effect on me but I have fun when it tempts me.

      Great poem! Thank you and cheers!

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading Hattie.

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      HattieMattieMae 6 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Yes, you got all that right! :)


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