"L U S T"

OOOOhhhhhh, my goodness!


Just the word, the very sound of "lust",

Makes the young man's pant zipper feel it will bust!

Why is lust such a forbidden thought?

And causes the fear of God--is it what they were taught?

Lust is a word that is changing in meaning,

And some at the sound of it, sets their eyes gleaming,

They associate with sex, this word we use, "lust",

And right away, they picture a vagina, a penis, or a bust,

But truth really is, many things can be thought with its' use,

A lust for knowledge or power, can also be an abuse,

Some religions say that lust is any "wanting" we have,

Or a human who has sexual intercourse with a cat or a calve,

Other religions will tell you, that unless you have sex to impregnate,

It then becomes lusting, and your worthiness, it will complicate,

"Simple fornication" is to have sex for enjoyment,

Don't tell at heaven's gate, because hell will be your deployment,

Someone said, "Sex without love is just lust",

But there are many babies born from this, who I do declare are the cutest!!

A deep desire, is lust, that controls the emotion,

So masturbation is lust, yes, even if you use holy lotion,

I am thinking that every human being on earth lusts something,

Some lust for winning, and some lust for hunting,

Another lusts for cutting, and another for food,

We all lust, we're human, we're like animals, we're crude,

To live in moderation is the best we can do,

With balance we learn what lust is, different for me, than it is for you.

So to hell with these books, because. they all say a different thing,

Lust can even be loving too much--or giving too much if it's to that which you cling,

Any thought in excess, no matter how reverent you try,

Can turn quickly to lust, in the blink of an eye,

Just live in the moment, with the eyes of a child,

Don't ever seduce your spouse, or by you, they'll be beguiled?

Don't ever have fun, because that would be lusting,

To tell you the truth, I think this is all quite disgusting,

Maybe just crawl into a hole in a neat little ball,

Cause the way the species is going, lust will be the death of us all.

You have to figure it out for yourself, just listen with an open mind,

Don't go to either extreme, and you'll be just fine.


6:35 PM 8/5/2013  ©


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Do you think I covered all the bases without making it something it is not? LOL What is lust to you? That is what matters, if you ask me.

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Scandalofgrace's picture


Well I have a lust for happiness! 

greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends

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Exactly...glad you got the

Exactly...glad you got the point, SOG...<3


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "


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What insights !! Very very commendable nl1220

What insights !! Very very commendable nl1220 !!! 


A world sans lust.... a perfect world

No lead or tin .......... only pure gold

The great human balancing act......

Your thesis on Lust is exhaustive nl

Maybe "rape" is an extreme lust

Rape of human comfort, luring gullibles

with words of untruth yet sugary sweet

tastes sweet from a pretty/handsome mouth

We believe and we fall into the trap

Powerlust,Famelust,Greed redefined

The love for the "body" not the "soul"

nl1220 that's what turns love into a ghoul 


Thanks for the lovely thoughtful post!


~B Happy Respected nl1220~



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Thanks for reading, Bishu,

Thanks for reading, Bishu, and commenting too. Also for your candor in stating your version of 'lust'. The 'million dollar word", no?


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "


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If you could make people understand the meaning of the word 'lust', definitely people would not associate this word only with 'sex' but with the lust for knowledge and other areas of life too! Thanks for your poem and the enlightenment! I always take it as the craving for something that you like most.


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Right!  It's like when you

Right!  It's like when you like something too much that it begins to control you. You forget about your connection to your god. I think the same way, ben. Thanks for reading! And commenting too!


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "