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Your time has come - a poem

Updated on March 25, 2011

Woman awake, love is over

The lure of love is something almost all humans know. The simple hearted and the impressionable are quick to fall in love. Love in itself is the most beautiful and the most important ingredient of life. But to be ensnared in what is not love, but a sham is to be caught in a web of destruction. As a therapist I meet so many young women, who repeat this story over and over again. I believe love calls for judgment, love calls for maturity, love is not for the unseasoned or the defenseless one may think. Love is awesome, powerful and almost magical, but lust isn’t. Once lust is fulfilled it leaves a trail of destruction behind, broken hearts, wounded lives, mangled bodies and lifeless corpses.

Woman you time has come to reason, to defend yourself in love and rise up to rule and reign!!

Love beckons you with his magnetic pull,

And before long you fall,

Drags you around and keeps you in tow,

A spell on you he has cast,

He woos you with his charming smile,

His rapt attention, hides his guile,

While he employs his every wile !

Beware that devastatingly, loving speech,

Flowing honey, aimed to reach,

Every recess of the soul,

Willing only, complete control,

To twirl you around until your head spins,

Dizzy designs in you begins,

A trophy for his games, he wins!!

Pulverizing your every dream,

Reducing you to putty, it would seem,

Prepares you for the test of fire,

On the altar, of his desire,

You are his prey so skillfully ensnared,

Without a will or power to dare,

His decoration for mastery and skill!

A delicate spread, a willing feast

Not a word of dissent,

Coldly beat and crudely sliced,

Cruelly seared in the heat,

Yet,  you walk along in ignorance,

Like a decoration on his breast ,

Until your very core he divests!!

Wake up, from your slumber woman,

Wake up, it is morn,

Wake up, for it is now time,

To weep and be forlorn,

Wake up, reckless submission,

Wake up dulled wisdom,

Wake up, your time has come to rule and reign!!


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    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you sasanka, the number of women/teenagers snared or even walk into a relationship that destroys their souls and being, keep increasing by the day. As a therapist it hurts to see their lives scarred beyond recognition.. often a happy vivacious girls becomes a a pale shadow of herself..I had just heard one such story and it made me so sad, this poem was the aftermath.

      Glad that as a man you can understand this. None of the men who usually comment on my work commented. So this is special and I appreciate this. Thank you and have a great day!

    • sasanka7 profile image


      6 years ago from Calcutta, India

      I can understand both the pain and the message also.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you Arusho... Yeah, it was written in a moment of pain.. seeing young girls suffering so. I appreciate your interest!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      My Minds Eye, I am so sorry that this happened to you, I have commented on your poem, do get in touch with me through PM ..anytime. Thanks, God bless and ((((((Hugs))))))

    • arusho profile image


      6 years ago from University Place, Wa.

      good hub, very emotional.

    • My Minds Eye53 profile image

      My Minds Eye53 

      6 years ago from Tennessee

      voted up

      sofs, can you stop by and take a look at my last two hubs?

      They fall into this category I think...maybe. I am heart broken and need guidance.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      I know what you mean, Denise.. yes I may have never walked that path.. but it hurts to see them hurt themselves repetitively. Some are so blind that do not even know the plight they are in...and some struggle with denial..the victor and the vanquished are entrapped in psychological issues I wish I could do something to help.. I do try my best.. :)

      Thank you Denise, for your valuable inputs to this theme. God bless you!

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Awesome poem, Sofs. Great comments from everyone as well. Sometimes, it is easy for those standing outside who have never experienced 'being controlled' to make a judgement. No one can truly understand the plight of the one in the relationship who is trying to get free unless they have walked in those shoes.

      It is a complex situation filled with psychological entrapments of childhood issues with family of origin; repetitive patterns of the parent who acted as the enforcer; and confusion within the dysfunctional 'call-it-love' relationship.

      I have deep compassion for those who are trying to escape. It is easy to stay asleep when one does not know they are. However, when the curtain pulls apart and the light of Truth appears, there is no turning away from it. That's when it is even more difficult to stay-in the relationship, and in denial. I wrote a poem recently about narcisstic love under the title : Truths of the Heart. A narcissist is a supreme master at control.

      Beautiful hub.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Beth, wonderful to have you come by, sometimes Beth, when you hear the same story over and over again you tend to get biased, but the voice of truth says that the victor and the victim have the power to make choices..the power to change their lives.. I hope someone hears my cry!

    • Beth100 profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      Once ensnared, it's difficult to see your path to freedom. The lines become blurry, your will is taken away. Your logic is questioned, which only emphasizes your lack of confidence. It takes courage, strength and a lot of support to break the link in the chain. After that, it still takes strength, support and courage to continue on the path that is unfamiliar.

      Powerful and well written Sofs. Thank you.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Hi Embee, you have been away from HP for long, you were missed.

      They have eyes and yet cannot see, so caught up in the vortex of their heady passions, sometimes you are just a helpless bystander! Thanks and Love to you, God bless!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Saleheen, Isn't it the voice of reality , God, sometimes it is the only story that I hear.. I will not dare to put all men into this bracket, there are wonderful men I know and respect, yet this abusive lot do so much harm. Great to know people like you Suho!! God Bless you!

    • embee77 profile image


      7 years ago

      "Ruling and reigning" our own lives is so easy for some and so difficult for others. Sometimes people may not see their lives as under another's influence, whether it is a person, or a substance like drugs and alcohol. Many thanks for your thought-provoking poem.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Paradise I am glad you are back, you have been on my mind....I hope you are fine.. :)

      Thank you, it just hurts to see others hurt! Love and hugs, sophie

    • Paradise7 profile image


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Good poem, good hub. I really got what you were after, here. I know so many men like that.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      I honestly have nothing more to add to this, Kimberly, You have said it so well. I Truly hope women/men will break loose from this bondage and live truly fulfilled lives.

      My best wishes you to Kimberly and may God abundantly bless you! Love and Hugs to you Kimberly!

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      7 years ago

      SAdly, we too often continue with the insanity of an abusive relationship, more she than he, some of us fear repercussions of the escape far more than living with the stitches, I for one, only ever understood controlling men to mean I was loved, as I was taught, This new video is perfect for demonstrating the love / hate co-dependent cycle.

      We go to great lengths to stay in denial as the unjust shame we bare can't be stomach.

      We should note however, the importance that no one can make us take our own lives, no one. The worst possible situation only we ourselves can choose that exit, sadly many have. Working with women and children in various scenarios I have learned this to be true, and why awareness and education is critical in stopping the cycle.

      Glad we and others are doing so.

      Interesting poem.

      you probably have seen it, but just in case...............

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Wow! Leni I could have never said it better! This is the story that I hear from many a young women that I counsel, I do understand that out there it is not just a gender issue, here it may really be! Yes, break those chains, it time you did it, who ever you are... live your life..that is my hearts cry!

      Your comment adds value and a different dimension to this poem..i welcome it with an open heart and gratitude..Thank you Leni from my heart!

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      Leni Sands 

      7 years ago from UK

      Why do some need to have full control in their relationships to the point of devastation? Why oh why do those that are being controlled allow it to happen? It's simple really, their self esteem and self confidence is also under that control and they just don't have the strength (or sometimes the inclination)to get out while they can. Sometimes it is just too hard to wake up! I hope more people in that situation read this truly inspirational poem - man or woman because it is not always the woman who is being controlled sometimes men find themselves in this situation as well. Thanks for sharing.


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