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Love or Lust - Two Faces of a Coin

Umesh is a freelance writer contributing his creative writings on varied subjects in various sites and portals in the internet.


Love and lust are two different entities but many times they both are present in a situation and it becomes difficult to distinguish between the two. This poem is conceived to understand the duality of human behaviour in respect to these characteristics.


Love or lust

The childhood reflections,
Changing into adulthood.
The early affections,
Giving rise to loving mood.

The ecstasy of love,
And longing underneath.
Is it simply a yearning?
Or lust beneath.

They would appear as,
Two faces of a coin like.
Whenever you toss them,
They would not be alike.

It is not easy to differentiate,
Love from the lust.
Innocent gets trapped,
In the elusive nest.

Is it inbuilt in the humans?
Such duality of nature.
Or it is the culmination of,
Character immature.

The question still persists,
It is love or lust.
The prudent and wise,
Give an answer must.


The perception of love might differ from male to female but the issue raised in this poem 'Love or lust' is the coexistence of both in a particular situation. This can bring duality in the actions of people and sometinmes can create fearful consequences.

© 2020 Umesh Chandra Bhatt