Roger Velli


Woman


I lay in your inviting arms
A helpless child enticed
To embrace the mother in you
Cradled from womb to grave
A child and man in you I was

Suckled in primordial thirst
Tethered in cord fettered
Firmed my inhuman grasp
In hunger of passion realized
The mother and lover in you

The measured steps of mortals
Beckons uncertain steps of child
When the battle that rage subside
And makes kings and beggars find
Safety of thy shielded open arms

Submitted: Thursday, November 08, 2007
Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011
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