By: Fergus Carty

You have led me a merry dance across Life’s stage!
You auditioned me beside a plastic Cupid
Only to cast me with an altogether leaner Eros
Who loosed barbed arrows
That tore my Heart so painfully when retrieved.
Away with your silk screen!
You project on it a coy Venus
But I have glimpsed the fractured Aphrodite
That you had hidden in the wings.
You cajoled me to open up my Heart
To let you pluck sweet chords across its strings
But some you have ripped roughly from their settings
Never to be replaced.
So often you have tripped me up
To play the fool before the crowing crowd
How many times have you pulled back my hand
When I sought to touch The One?
You puppeteer who have jerked my strings
This way and that and left me struggling
In a carelessly woven web.

Do not seek to blame me now
If you find yourself all tangled up in lines.
It is long ago that I had cut you free!

Fergus Carty

"Love is a game that two can play and both win."
~Eva Gabor

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Posted by V. Mahfood - 2010

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