Riddle Me Riddles But Do Not Lie

Breydon Water: 15/09/2020

I was happy
I was
I didn’t need anyone
Until that virus caused lockdown
What you cannot have, you desperately want
I couldn’t have touches
And hugs
And kisses
He knew that
He played on it
Said the words
Pressed the buttons
That fired the triggers
Released the hormones
He hooked me into addiction
Fool man, he’d no need
I give my love
To all who want it
For I am a vessel
Ever refilling
Take it, please, before I burst with it
He talked of friendship
To be honest
He was a liar
I fired him

Rather I’d have a straight-talking man
Though he might be a riddler
One who comes with respect
Who speaks soul to soul
Who wakes in me ancient memories
Those memories began this day.

Continuing my summer of romantic poetry…
This composed while watching the sunset over Breydon.


About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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24 Responses to Riddle Me Riddles But Do Not Lie

  1. Sadje says:

    Why don’t people realize that honestly is the basic requirement in a relationship.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Ramya Vivek says:

    Beautiful flow.
    I agree with you, Crispina. While some might appreciate honesty in a relationship, not everyone do. They are okay with the attention and appreciation, even when they know that the other person might not be entirely truthful.
    To each, his own!

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  3. Dale says:

    There are those who prey on others. They are expert at finding our vulnerabilities and using them against us. Frienship after all that? Methinks not, you cad!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. A sunset that inspires romance – but also the clarity of telling the truth. The worst is when you know it’s a lie and would have forgiven it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Fired him?! That’s an interesting part in romantic poetry. Unless you’re talking about firing as in stoking?

    Liked by 1 person

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