CeCe Lamberts

(12 December 1969 / Smallvile, Greece)

One-night Stands


One-night stands:
so painful the day after,
so exciting before they happen,
so much anticipation and hope
I don't know how to cope.

Emptiness the day after,
Feeling used, like a cheap slut
The phone's not ringing,
text messages not coming,
he probably doesn't care
probably didn't like me
won't care to see me again.

His smell still on my clothes
his taste in my mouth
his face in my head
I see him everywhere
Vivid pictures of his naked body on top of me
Feel his warm touch on my body
his tender lips on mine
and the lack of climax...

His words echoing in my head
'don't want to get hurt'
'not interested in a relationship'
wondering where I stand in this spectrum
probably nowhere
tucked away in the memory box as a drunken adventure
soon wondering if it ever happened
if it were true or a figment of my imagination

Can't stand this pain
stopped my tears from falling again
I can now say for sure
I HATE ONE-NIGHT STANDS
Hate the way I feel the day after
Hate wondering if it meant anything
Hate feeling so stupid for getting hurt
Hate being so naive and expecting more

He was so warm and tender
looked so sensitive and wounded
yet sexy and good-looking
He was caring and sweet
Wanted the moments in his arms to last for ever
Wanted the night to be really long
Want to get to know him better
Still wonder if he'll ever call
If I'll ever see him again

Submitted: Sunday, March 18, 2007
Edited: Friday, February 04, 2011

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  • Thomas Carolan (3/24/2014 5:31:00 AM)

    this poem can be hurtful to read for many only because it is one of the truest poems Iv read here I wish you well (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (3/24/2012 12:24:00 AM)

    good poem, very touching...Mamta Agarwal's poem with a similar name, One Night Stand, is also in this website. I strongly recommend that you read it because it has a very positive feel to it... (Report) Reply

  • Arish Qureshi (2/1/2010 11:52:00 PM)

    dats true dear......................
    a wonderful poem..............
    do read mah poem 'commitment i can give'.......... (Report) Reply

  • Chris Mendros (10/23/2007 12:49:00 PM)

    like so many impulsive acts, the 'anticipation and hope' (kind of ironic that one can anticipate an impulsive act) fades with the reality of attainment.
    And what is left, but a few fond memories (that can easily be spoiled upon deeper reflection) and that nagging wonder about seeing them again.
    Good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Aashish Ameya (4/11/2007 5:36:00 AM)

    hey CeCe, its nice n painful poem, hope eternal love replace one night stands...read my poems any time, n let me know wht u think abt them? (Report) Reply

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