Poetry With A Mission



...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

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Would You Mind?

A love that is truly selfless, thoughtful and genuine,
Will always exercise maturity and discipline.
Publicly, it won’t indulge in sexual activity,
And it won’t display affection inappropriately.

It can wait, and it does, not acting embarrassingly,
Nor making others feel bad, who love wise aren’t so lucky.
Yes, love that is truly selfless, thoughtful and genuine
Is more focused on the heart and mind, rather than the skin.

It isn’t hung up on sex, and leaves dignity intact,
Choosing not to reduce sex to just an animal act.
It keeps such in the bedroom -- yes, smooching and kissing too,
And it waits until marriage, and then, such doesn’t overdo.

Like everything, there’s a time and place, and so there should be,
And much more so when it comes to acting intimately.
After all, intimacy’s exactly that — intimacy,
Which it somewhat ceases to be when displayed publicly.

A parting kiss that doesn’t linger is acceptable,
And a cuddle too, that’s just as brief, won’t do any ill.
But going beyond that publicly, may offend, upset,
And particularly those who same attention don’t get.

Personally, I’m all for affection, and such pursue,
But even affection in public, one shouldn’t overdo.
That is, the intimate kind, that boy and girl carry-on,
Which has a habit of turning into a marathon.

Yes, a love that is truly selfless, thoughtful and genuine,
Will always exercise maturity and discipline.
It puts self last, others first -- and unlike lust, shows control
Both publicly and privately -- for what’s best, is its goal.

By Lance Landall



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