Tugging At My Heartstrings

You’ve had me on the hook
From the first glance that I took
I’ve always looked for more than just a perfect figure
Yet I couldn’t judge you for your beauty either
You’re the chocolate and the strawberry
The knotted stem
On a dark red cherry
Plucking at my heartstrings
You reverberate a sweetness in my soul
What if I care about you far too quickly
To be confident
In my sense of self-control?
A woman isn’t what I need
Not at this moment anyways
I have a life I need to lead
Before I can share my better days
I’ve had this dance with other girls
One too many times before
I tend to lose my sense of purpose
For my purpose tends to turn to yours
Yet your tenderness
Has me shook
For a taste of what’s to come
My heart may pull me near
But my brain tells me to run
I’m the moth that flaps its wings at night
Attracted to that pale-blue light
Seduced closer with its rhythmic hum
Until with a shocking zap
The moth succumbs
I’m addicted to that feeling
Of the excitement and the fun
With that ever nagging question
Could this finally be
The one?
Yet the answer is most likely
That you’re just
Another one
Perhaps I’m just too cynical
For the heart that’s on my sleeve
But my traumas nearing clinical
So I’m searching for a reprieve
Keep on teasing me
Don’t let me be
Even if it is still just far too soon
Your gravity is calling me
The way the earth
Beckons to the moon

Hey my name is Mat. I write a blog on fictions, poetry, motivation, writing and inspiration. Blogging for me is all about becoming a  better writer so I’m always looking to try something new and I’m not afraid to fail. That’s how we learn after all, right? 😉 Check me out on Blog of the Wolf Boy. I would love to make some more friends.

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2 thoughts on “Tugging At My Heartstrings

  1. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. ‘… The moth succumbs’ Love this piece 🖤

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