On Love and Lust

By Caryl Avery


Venus reclining on a sea monster representing Lust. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Lust is just a passing urge;
Love is the desire to merge.

Lust will take but will not give;
Love is more demonstrative.

Lust can never get enough;
Love can take the rare rebuff.

Lust gets up and leaves at dawn;
Love’s embrace is not withdrawn.

Lust is loath to get involved;
Love wants any snag resolved.

Lust has pleasure as its goal;
Love is in it heart and soul.

Lust is merely copular . . .
Which makes it much more popular.



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  • mary harrington February 13, 2013 at 11:19 pm


    I love it!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

    We are in Tucson..escaped the snow
    Hope to see you soon.

  • ellen sue spicer-jacobson February 12, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Well done!I wrote one on Love & Lust in 1992, when I was first divorced. Maybe I will send it to WVFC.