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Exploring the Forbidden

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Set the Mood


Is there a way to cage this feeling,

A way to bust through the proverbial ceiling?

At your feet I would rather be kneeling.

Can’t you see it’s my heart you’ve been stealing?

How could you see what is not being shown?

Not even a whisper but love's breezes have blown.

Infatuation that seeps down to the bone,

Yet the love between us has not even grown.

In silence we keep it all locked away,

Lest we take chances and seize the day.

Why throw our hearts into the fray,

When we can stay quiet yet another day?

At my soul this forbidden love eats,

Like a heart that is skipping its beats.

Both body and soul between the sheets,

Just a thought that always repeats.

Perhaps I’ll be the one to make the first move,

Get you dancing to the beat of my groove.

Can you not feel it, do I need to prove,

That these walls scream to be removed?

Break them down and cast them aside,

Love is what we are here to provide.

“I do not love her,” but surely I lied,

For, “I love you too,” is how she replied.

Let us slip softly into sin so quiet,

Entangle our hearts, you need just try it.

Turn silent love into a passionate riot,

For you are necessary in my heart’s diet.

We could bloom into something so right,

Let time slip away as day turns to night.

This love is a flame that burns so bright,

So let it sprout wings, spread and take flight!

A Little Much

When it comes to my life I have always lived in the fast lane, no stopping, and people try to think they can jump in without a heavy foot on the gas pedal or even get me to slow down. It's okay that you can't keep up, you don't have to, I'll always stop by to let you know I still love you despite going on ahead. There are other lanes to drive in, and I'm not looking to sit in a traffic jam of wish-wash emotions and barriers.

Are you ready for the fast lane, or will I see you on my next go around?


Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 23, 2020:

Thank you, Nella, I enjoyed your comment!

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on April 23, 2020:

Enjoyed the poem Kyler, great energy and pace!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 23, 2020:

I appreciate your comments always, Mitara, and I'm happy to hear you're in the fast lane!

Don't forget to wave as you pass me!

Mitara N from South Africa on April 23, 2020:

I have been living life on the fast lane, trying to keep in my lane as well :) I think if I have to slow it down now, it will become frustrating and a struggle.

Keep on keeping on with your energetic lane of creativity, you always bring light even to darkest times,

Appreciate the writes always

Keep well Kyler

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 22, 2020:

A beautiful sentiment, Gypsy, truly! It is always endearing to hear someone has found their soulmate, and the memories so powerful that it is enough to sustain even in the darkest of times!

May we all find such a love in this world!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 22, 2020:

Applause I loved this. Nice rhythm and rhyme and I can say I remember living on the wild side in my young days. Always looking for love in the wrong place. I was glad my soul mate saved me from all that and with him now gone I am content to go on as long as those memories of him and me keep shining brights.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 22, 2020:

Heck yeah! As for now I need to stay here in the fast lane while I have the energy and capacity for it. As my spine degenerates, and my legs get weaker and weaker, I lose more and more physical capacity. The only way to counteract that is to live fast, and never stop!

Then again, it is nice to hand the wheel over and let someone else pick the lane every now and again. Gotta have variety, keep everyone on their toes, life is a long road trip and we gotta share the responsibility!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 22, 2020:

I definitely lived in the fast lane when I was younger. But I wasn't ready for a single lane road. The more branches and forks in the road to explore, the happier I was. That's the way I rolled then, but not anymore. I have no regrets. I had a blast getting to where I am now: the slow lane. :-)

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 21, 2020:

Thank you, John, I try very hard to increase both speed and quality with everything I do. If life were a race, I'd want to win it, and I like every facet of my life to reflect that. My writing is how I stop to smell the roses, lest I speed by them without admiring their beauty.

Good to see you in my comments, it's been a while!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 21, 2020:

I can tell you live in the fast lane Kyler, simply from the amount of hubs/articles/poems you are churning out (I envy your output.) A well-written poem, and yes poetry can certainly be cathartic.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 21, 2020:

Just as God is welcome to call for my repentance, so is the Devil welcome to call for my sin. I spit in the face of both. Alas, theism will always rear its ugly head and so shall I be there to turn away from it.

Humans should never feel bad for their natural feelings, and exploring can be a way to ensure they never take root. No need to repent for weeding your garden, and thus no need to repent for weeding the soul! That is to say, unless your exploration was used to hurt another, then you need to seek forgiveness from the person you hurt.

Thanks for reading!

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on April 21, 2020:

Certainly this could be a faithful man's challenge, and often is. It can grow awfully sour, awfully fast. And even thoughts like these call for repentance out of a man's and a woman's appreciation for the love and sacrifice of Christ.

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