Lora Colon

(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Caught!


You wove your web to lure me in,
Drops of honey here and there,
Calling me, enticing me,
'Til finally, I was caught in your snare

My feet got tangled in your web......
So tangled, I finally fell,
You helped me up, then made it clear
From now on, this is where I must dwell

I know I should have been careful,
More cautious right from the start,
In one careless, unguarded moment
You stepped in and overtook my heart

I took the hand that you extended,
I felt your ice and your fire,
With your love, you paralyzed my will,
Strange new feelings in me you inspire

And now I have to stay, there's no choice,
But I don't have the will to flee,
Yes, you caught me, but anchored me in
A safe harbor from a stormy sea

Submitted: Friday, April 25, 2014

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  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (5/9/2014 5:34:00 PM)

    Another very powerful poem about a very powerful subject, that is love. I like the twist at the end. Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/8/2014 7:46:00 PM)

    Is there safe harbor on a stormy sea
    when love oars a tiny sea raft
    lightening and thunder dancing with glee
    why am I the fishy sea snack.
    Yup, Pirate Girl threw me overboard.
    Liked your poem, sweet and salty. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Johnston (4/26/2014 12:33:00 PM)

    This poem comes close to defining my concept of perfect love, the safety of a sheltering harbor that protects my tiny boat from the sea's sometimes seemingly incredible cruelty, and yet on calmer days, it is but a short jaunt and the entire ocean of truth lies spread out before me, for me to explore to my heart's content. I may not live to explore another planet, but surely the sea itself is almost as wondrous and strange. Might not we someday not discover that whales are poets too? A sentient creature perhaps, living in our own backyard. What deep secrets might we not learn from the poetry of whales?

    Yes love does indeed entangle us, but it's tender threads are really more the pathways of connections that are in fact extremely elastic (if the love is true) . The realization/feeling that we are entrapped is more illusion than reality (for many of us are so used to being alone.) Did you not ever wonder why there is so much salt water in the ocean? Could humans really have cried that much? (Just a poetic thought) Is it not possible that the paralysis of your will is not in fact a first experience of real love? I certainly hope so, Dear Poet!

    Being 'caught' in love is when you suddenly realize that you have not been seduced, trapped, or tricked, but discover that 'Oh my God, my heart no longer really belongs to me. I have given it completely to him.' The real gift comes though when you realize that though your heart may not belong to you anymore, it is still yours to give away. And each gift you make of your heart, always makes it more valuable to those who truly love you.

    And the anchor Dear Poet is not a bad thing. Every ship needs a good one. Sometimes our anchor is all that keeps us from smashing against the rocks. Another 10 from me! Love on Dear Poet! (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (4/26/2014 10:08:00 AM)

    A nice penning where you dot tabled in the love web ahd finally felt to be safe even and decided to stay there only....... loved it (Report) Reply

  • Don Nguyen (4/25/2014 10:42:00 AM)

    Hi!
    Just friendly greeting
    No other intention
    I have set you free
    To be the new you
    I am just bored
    But I can't get back
    Cause you girls are simply too passionate
    And I am just over the hill
    (Can't stop laughing!) (Report) Reply

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