Treasure Island

Dr Hitesh Sheth

(Birth Place: Earth)

Erotomania-A Delusion of Love

A moth or an innocent boy
Or incessantly talking toy
Caught helplessly
In a nature’s ploy:
Thought flame loves me
Thought dame thinks of me
Thought ma’am cares for me.
All the while
The flame
with a flickering smile
burning in a opaque
lamp of guile
with a global
all devouring vision
and feeding with oil of treason
Saw a moth adamant on
self sacrificing mission

The hypnotized moth
went near
a flame with glee
and made love making
earnest plea
And the cunning flame
Gladly reply

Flame knew moth had
Erotomania- A delusion of love
Soon he would be devoured
As hyena devours dove

Alluring flame-an enticing threat
Beckoned him for a embraced great
Then licking the moth with
A tongue of death
She sucked away
His laboring breath.

Lo! Comes
One more moth
on the trot,
Attired in a martyr’s coat,
Burning in a heartrending
passions hot,
Bubbling like a
love stewed broth;
Trying to cross
A death filled moat
In a love tiled
porous boat,
While vainly trying
to remain afloat

The hypnotized moth
went near
the flame with glee
and made love making's
earnest plea
And the cunning flame
Gladly reply

Dr Hitesh C Sheth


Submitted: Thursday, December 11, 2008
Edited: Sunday, June 13, 2010

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  • Kushal Vaishnani (6/13/2009 2:47:00 AM)

    Sir.. your poem is as alluring as title... Eloquent and full of life.. Really awesome write. Full 10

    Kushal (Report) Reply

  • Pandian Angelina (5/13/2009 3:05:00 PM)

    A beutiful tale of life
    Spun around a golden light
    Told in enchanting verse,
    But, Doctor, you make me say
    You Too! Why a woman
    Always a flame - Have
    You forgotten the sordid tales
    Where married men have lured
    Innocent wide eyed girls
    Daughters too subjucated by threat
    It is not man or woman
    But, the evil fire of passion
    Uncontrolled and unnatural
    Which mostly arises from the ashes
    Of Inferiority, Love spurred
    Curdled and turning life sour!
    Evil has no gender - It
    only has a perpetuator.
    Awareness of the predator
    Created among the vulnerable
    May slowly put this evil on stay! (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (5/11/2009 3:18:00 PM)


  • Allemagne Roßmann (4/17/2009 3:06:00 PM)

    It is very much related to practical life of humans specially men and it has a coincidence with my life though i did not go getting myself charred with love's plea.The poem is well written verses on true facts encircling life's dire consequences.A 10 from me Sir. (Report) Reply

  • Cindy Kreiner Sera (4/15/2009 12:40:00 PM)

    Beautiful flow, an interesting many are caught or scorched in a flame being lured into a relationship - drawn to danger for kicks or investing life savings, and I could never understand why Moths are so bent on sacrificing themselves.... (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (12/21/2008 10:17:00 AM)

    The endless Game is well depicted with an appropriate title.
    ___________________________________________________________________ (Report) Reply

  • ! ~ RAJNISH JENA ~! (12/17/2008 1:15:00 AM)

    i don't know what i would say....just saying fabulous......keep writing
    thanks..i have no words actually to appreciate....... (Report) Reply

  • Amit Jaiswal (12/14/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    Yeah, this one is great, explaining the facts of life, when someone really loves a person and ends up in tragedy. (Report) Reply

  • Kite Remedy (12/14/2008 12:33:00 AM)

    That's another writing of amazement, Doc..
    Great poem about delusion..
    I like it.. (Report) Reply

  • Vinod Kumar (12/13/2008 1:01:00 AM)

    Dear Dr Poet, A Great Creation of contemporary Importance with Physchosymbolic touch It was really honoured, Hats off to you sir,
    Regards, (Vinod) (Report) Reply

  • Min Sia (12/12/2008 7:09:00 AM)

    A game of love..indeed a delusion..

    And using a really impressive to show it...

    A passionate poem..emotional..truly..amazing...

    Thanks for sharing..A 10+++! (Report) Reply

  • C T Heart (12/12/2008 1:55:00 AM)

    Another tale of a moth and a flame in which Miss Anjali have her own version. An alluring game people loves to play in the so called delusion of love. Is there any medicine to awaken those who stays in fairytale land? Guess even Prozac wouldn't help to cure this illness all in the name of love.

    This is a wonderful poem crafted with zeal. a 10+++ (Report) Reply

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