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Vulnerable to Love

Vulnerable to Love

I am vulnerable to him, to love
He is capable of wounding me, 
Quite terribly, without recovery
I could dive into his desert eyes
To get lost inside his sandstorm
And never find my way out
But would I ever want to?

Perhaps, his sifting sands of mystery
Could fill the hourglass of love's time
Custom made to sieve ever gently
Spinning free with living memories
That cascade down, hauntingly
So I will appreciate their soft velocity
That massages my exposed soul

I am susceptible to him, to love
To the point of no return
In that place where yearning
Takes over as a constant conviction
A belief in affection's affliction
Where a heaving heart hurts so good 
Standing its stance, trembling profound

With good reason, in due season,
I could bloom like a rose, freshly born
Reaching for the aroma of romance
But aware of every single thorn
And if my flesh should be torn in trials
I will still know the beguile of love's touch 
And appreciate as such, being vulnerable
 

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Richard Waters

:) Why, not " the case " ? YOU, seem the " type " ! Whatever, that, may be ?  :) :)

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Richard...I think when it comes to love, you cannot help but be vulnerable, and have to be in order to allow yourself the chance to be loved in return. .There is always risk of getting hurt, but to not experience love at its finest moment would be a crime. I am definitely the type to go all in and risk getting hurt...anything for love. Thank you.  xo ;)  Love n Hugs 

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Jill Tait

Awwww love vulnerable to love ❤️❤️❤️

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Cherie Leigh

HI Jill. Thank you. If we are not vulnerable in love, we can miss out on something that can change our lives in a pretty profound way. I appreciate you, Jill. xo Love n Hugs

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Cherie Leigh

Lol...well more love to you then...💓💜💗💕💜😍

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Being Me

Wouldn't it be good if love itself was enough? I always thought it was, until I found out the hard way that it wasnt. I think you have written something that almost all of us can relate too, Cherie x

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Cherie Leigh

Hey Tina....We most certainly can get hurt in love....but love demands that we are vulnerable in order to experience all it can be, even with risk of getting hurt. I only write what I can relate to....xo Love n Hugs 

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Tony Taylor

Wow C!!….this is REALLY beautiful.....it has a very powerful softness about it....with some truly magical phrasing running throughout....my favorite ~

                   ~ "Where heaving hearts hurt so good...."

And the fact that you did it in 'Freestyle' (Poetic Prose) makes it that much more impressive.....you've truly found your voice Cherie.....and a beautiful voice it is indeed!!…...ALL STARS & PINNED!!…...I LOVE this!!…...kisses.....T xo  : )
Ps. Love the Pic too!!

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Cherie Leigh

Hey T....I had to work at making this freestyle. I don't know why I find it so hard NOT to do a verse of rhymes. I am honored that you say you found magical phrasing in this. I was not feeling very secure about how this would relate to readers...as my comfort zone is to rhyme. But you pointed out the alliteration I used, and I often use that for a better flow when I do not have as much rhyming. I like the picture I found...It was not what I had in mind, but worked even better. Thank you for believing in me, Tony. I am having fun writing. Love n Hugs, xo C

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Cherie Leigh

Hi John. Thank you. I am always honored to see you on my page.  To be vulnerable in love is to take a chance for the romance of a lifetime. xo ;) 

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Greg Etsell

Cherie what wonderful poem as always 
and as Tony say its write in freestyle 
i dont know how to write like that 
i am learning every day from you and Tony 
and others maybe one day can be master poet
like you and Tony i have come along way but 
have a long ways to go  and learn i will get there

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Greg. Thank you. It is hard for me to do freestyle, but I like to challenge myself. I have seen you improving Greg. I think we write better when we write about things we like or relate to....I could never write about a serial killer or terrorist....as I cannot relate....but I like emotional connection and spiritual connection...so that is what I write about. I love your attitude. The important thing is that you like wriitng, and when  you enjoy something, you naturally keep learning and improving by practice.  I appreciate all your support and contributions to Cosmo. xo ;)

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Silkseduction

Sis, 

Omg! I love this image— perfect choice! I also love the title... great work, as always. 

Pinned💕

Lauren xx 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi sis!
Thank you! I like that picture too. It was not what I originally was looking for but when I found it, it just had the right emotional feel to it with The hourglass broken there, and the woman reflecting on the bench, and the warped time on the wall. To be vulnerable is to be open to being hurt, but also to possibilities of great changes that heal. Love is always a risk and that is what inspired this write. I am so excited that you liked it well enough to pin. Thank you. I will save this poem for a second collection of romantic writes in the future to be published. My first Collection comes out this fall. I'm always honored to see you on my page. Love and hugs

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Lucas Lazar

When it comes to love, we are all vulnerable and run the risk of being unrequited, but that vulnerability is what makes us human, something similar happens with friendship, sometimes we are hurt, and sometimes the wounds of disappointment are caused by us.

Greetings.
 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Lucas!  It is so nice to see you on Cosmo. I hope you are well. I am honored you read and commented on my poem.  Thank you. You are so right about how vulnerability is what makes us human and we have to be vulnerable in order to have important changes that could be good for us even with the risk of being hurt. Chances make things happen. Doing nothing brings nothing. Thank you for your valued comments. xo ;)  

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Pratibha Savani

Cherie I had read this but didnt get to add a comment must have got distracted with my little one.
Amazing poem! I cant write like this....yet!! I love the second verse. Omg it's so good. 

Could fill the hour glass of love's time

Wow and the rest of it continues and flows neatly. Its just awesome. The whole thing reads so well. Got to end with a red heart inbetween 💜❤💜 Px

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Cherie Leigh

HI Pratibha. I understand about how children can distract. I am just honored any time you have to read and comment. Thank you. You have been so supportive and that means so much. xo ;) 

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Ezrarimbaud

I just read this and seriously this poem and mines Forever Vulnerable could be twin poems! Think we were sharing the same brain writing both lol 

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Cherie Leigh

Lol....I did notice you wrote a similar stance on vulnerability. That's probably why I liked your poem. ;)

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