Metaphors (2)

People talk

Of the flames of passion

Liken desire

To a fire

And the heart to a pyre

But that’s just the fashion

For clichéd metaphors

Overused and underthought

And so rarely true to reality

But more appealing

To the unthinking majority

These feelings

More often than not

Leave us empty and cold

Alone in this world

As we long more than ever

For that significant other

The one with which we want to share

Our hearts

Our lives

Our everything

 

An inadvertent followup to a poem I wrote last year, entitled Metaphors, which happens to be featured in my recently published poetry collection, Day By Day

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