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Love and Lust:
two gentlemen that dance
in the same masquerade. 

Lust wears an enticing mask

that mimics the facade of Love, 
yet both masks hide their imperfections.

He tricked me into trusting 

his forceful clench on my hips,
instead of Love's gentle caress
on my tear-stained cheeks.

But no amount of trust or untrust 
can foreshadow the deceit of Lust
or the pain of Love festering 
under those opulent masks.

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Shining-Scribe Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Love, lust, both attractive, both flawed, both pursued. Many don't see through the double masquerade these forces put on, sadly. :(
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24-Stars-of-Nirvana Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That's exactly what I was trying to convey :)
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Shining-Scribe Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You did it well~
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Novelwrite Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
But yet there was Love,
ever patiently waiting.

I absolutely love this poem. It really reflects the dichotomy and yet the symmetry between the two emotions -- or, in this case, masked dancing men. I imagine they are both very attractive. =P
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Larathain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
^ this
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Novelwrite Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
*bows* Thank you. :) All credit to 24. :D
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Larathain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
No, love is real, lust is empty. I concur.
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24-Stars-of-Nirvana Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! It's not so much they themselves are "attractive" because that's what the masks are.
Instead, there is a beauty about them both that's relative to every individual.
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Larathain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Like? I am curious...
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Novelwrite Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. :)
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