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Chalk and Cheese

Chalk and Cheese

Like chalk and cheese we can’t compare
the light and dark of lust and love.
With lust we crave, with love we share
with one we take ,the other care.

Lust is the moment ,not the heart
to feel a longing uncontrolled.
Desire flowing through your veins
uncomplicated, pulsing, cold.

Attracted by a sensual need,
attachment free with sex the aim.
Lusts an addiction one must feed
when playing loves eternal game

With love the difference is quite clear
We’re reaching for another’s soul.
We ache to have that person near
to Β love entirely, is the goal.

With lust we keep emotions out
Β but are they really so diverse?
Can love be found all by itself
Or do we need to have lust first?

Maybe it’s best to have loved and lust
than never to have felt the pain
that losing love can bring about,
yetΒ  lust can help you to regain…

Perhaps they both walk hand in hand
attraction first, a craving cold.
Uncomplicated urgency
but after lust, love then unfolds.

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StevieC

Yes that's my feeling...there has to be an initial attraction generated by lust..but hopefully followed by a lasting love. Well written Lodi andΒ  a lovely read.

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lodigiana

Thank you so much! Really appreciate your kind comments. Lodigiana x

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lodigiana

Thanks so much Hun, it’s amazing Β sometimes what we have to go through to get to love.. lust, passion and maybe many frogs to kiss ... !!Thanks So much Lisa xx

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Edward Williams

Ya ..I agree with Lisa this is amazingly portrayedΒ 
you took this everyday topic that almost every body knows about and put it in this neat poem that educates the uneducated and entertains the educatedπŸ‘
Great piece

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lodigiana

Hi Edward, I am smiling at your words....'that educates the uneducated and entertains the educated'Β there's another poem in there I think!Β  Thank you for your really kind words, I do appreciate them. Lodigiana xΒ 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Lodigiana....You did a great job of explaining the difference between lust and love...and how they are also connected...There has to be attraction first, I believe to draw interest to know someone more intimately.Β  Maybe there is a difference once love is established that passion is a more lasting form of lust once it takes root in a relationship.Β  Lust is more instinctual, raw, impulsive and deals with chemistry.Β  Love is unselfish and genuine in a lasting intent.Β  I have always felt that lust can be controlled by a strong will, but love takes us by surprise and is pretty determined...lolΒ  I love how your poem makes the reader reflect and consider whether they really know love or if they are mistaken....If you are emotional and concerned about the other person's needs over your own.....It is likely love...but without such feelings it must be lust.Β  Great write.Β  xoΒ Β 

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lodigiana

Thanks so much Cherie, yes indeed without an initial attraction..love doesn't stand much of a chance does it?Β  so I guess that in many ways they do form a symbiotic relationship..and thinking about it... how much more thrilling is love with a healthy dose of lust thrown into the mix? xxx

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