tagNon-Erotic PoetryCarnal Beauty

Carnal Beauty


For what effect do you strive
when you set your heart upon this path?
I have heard it said that beauty
Is only skin deep.

Where will all this time
spent in carnal pursuits lead,
when your skin has thinned
to brittle parchment,
that will crumble, if but looked upon
by the lover you have snared?

Now, in the wind,
you're blown against
the cruel cliffs of fortune.
Feel the tides of passion
pull you under,
to drown in a sea of lust,
where confusion is the foam
cresting on the waves.

Despair, adulterous lovers,
all who covet another's right.
The gentle shores of love and trust
are fading fast, behind.
You are but life's flotsam
dashed upon the rocks of time.

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