Poem: Reflection on Her Lips

When she said she needed me
Was it really me she needed
Or were her lips just aching
For somebody to love

Was it really me she needed
When I gave into her temptation
For somebody to love
In the lonely cold of night

When I gave into her temptation
She wrapped me in warmth
In the lonely cold of the night
With her lips of fire

She wrapped me in warmth
Freezing me in her absence
With her lips of fire
She burned my soul

Freezing me in her absence
When she said she needed me
She burned my soul
For somebody to love

Today’s experimental poem is a pantoum, a form of Malaysian poetry where the second and fourth lines of a stanza are the first and third in the following, and the final stanza repeats the first and third line. You can read more about this poetry form here.


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8 thoughts on “Poem: Reflection on Her Lips

  1. And still you can’t resist her. Although you have doubts, you are already under her spell. Amazing poem.

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