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Garden Of Lust

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From a bed of roses

To a bed of nettles

Smooth satin sheets

Becoming metal

Tender whispers 

On plumped up pillows

Now bitter pills

And weeping willows

Love was taken

Not returned

Lust's a lesson

Never learned

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Wed 29th Jul 2020 17:44

Good one Ruth! Lust and love are often confused, this poem shows the outcome of too much of one and not enough of the other. Thankfully, we have poetry to sort it all out. ?

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Ruth O'Reilly

Wed 29th Jul 2020 14:50

Many Thanks to Amatul, Po, Don, Keith, Leon and Shiva for your kind comments and likes.

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Shifa Maqba

Wed 29th Jul 2020 14:46

Delicate, tender, yet hard-hitting! Absolutely love the imagery you used to switch between utopian romance and forthright reality.

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Wed 29th Jul 2020 12:39

Nothing less than fantastic Ruth.


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Wed 29th Jul 2020 12:39

Nothing less than fantastic Ruth.


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keith jeffries

Wed 29th Jul 2020 12:35


very well expressed.


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Don Matthews

Wed 29th Jul 2020 12:32

This is a different you Ruth.....

Amatul Wadud

Wed 29th Jul 2020 12:17

A thin line demarcated the boundaries between the two L's. It's all a matter of intentions I think, else both are expressed well. Creative.

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