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The Tryst

His lips incurred a lovers’ debt
his heart would never pay
her eyes were so enraptured
they saw nothing but today.

The flash of fire, the quickening,
was all they knew for sure
and at that moment it was enough;
no more could they endure

But all flames fall all fires die
and the heat too quickly fades,
beware of impassioned promises
…so seldom kept…once made.

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Tip of the hat to Meatloaf and paradise by the dashboard light

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Submitted by Snodeel on January 23, 2022

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  • Soulwriter
    Well written in its compact way
    LikeReplyReport2 months ago
  • Snodeel
    Thank you for your kind words!
    Sadly the poem is often true, but Wow, what Heat, what Memories!
    LikeReplyReport 16 months ago
  • abielias1
    you have captured the fiery flame of passion perfectly in your words
    LikeReplyReport6 months ago


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