A Sonnet to Desire — Poetry

“Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.” ~ Lao-tzu
O Desire, do not hold me so!
You, a rogue with a wicked tongue
To seduce me into your bed
One night with you would do me harm
Your kisses are as sweet as wine
And your touch charged by Cupid’s bow
Your devilish smile stirs my blood
Your stare captures my pounding heart
O the turmoil you put me through!
You will take then leave me all alone
Let me go, Desire–tempting soul
It is peace and freedom I need

©June 2014, Lori Carlson

6 thoughts on “A Sonnet to Desire — Poetry

  1. shanjeniah says:

    Maybe the trick is to know which desires are destructive, and which nurturing or sustaining?

    A lovely sonnet. Pulled me right in – I think I know this person.

  2. Not that easy to break away, is it? Desire can be a very tempting mistress. Great work with the sonnet, by the way!

  3. Great work. There is something so enticing about the things we desire. They seem to offer freedom, but they wind up enslaving us.

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