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Love or Lust?


Love or Lust

it was love at first sight,
the moment i met you,
sparks flew and brought us,
closer and together;

barely a minute goes by,
without me thinking,
is this too good,
to be true;

i pinch myself from time to time,
just to make sure i am not dreaming,
and not hallucinating all this,
between you and me;

a touch here, a touch there,
a kiss here, a kiss there,
a gentle caress, a playful nibble,
hands all over everytime we are together;

few seconds of leaving you out of my sight,
a frantic search begins, scanning everything and everywhere,
and it stops only when i find you,
standing, smiling and playing with my heart;

your lips against mine,
as we indulge in our sins,
your body next to mine,
entwined in our flame of ecstasy;

in the moonlight glow,
as we drift into deep peace,
tell me baby,
is it Love or is it Lust?

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this can either be taken as a standalone poem or as a continuation of the previous two poems – Love at First Sight and Together.

First published on Dec 1, 2011. Re-published on June 08, 2020.

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Anjali December 1, 2011 - 5:30 am

Awesome poetry!!! Wow! too sexy and very real! 🙂

megan December 10, 2011 - 5:43 pm

This is amazing!!!! can i use it to write a song and you would get full credit too!

Praveen December 11, 2011 - 8:38 pm

Hi Megan, you can use this provided a full credit is given with the website url.

meera January 4, 2012 - 6:16 am

What a talented poet u are praveen.i read this poem 5 times ,that much nice your poetry .keep on posting.we are here to read.wish u the best!

2-of-me January 6, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Beautifully spoken. As I read this writing, I went back to my 2011 summer lover. Two lustful weekends together, following several months of romantic e-mails and followed up by several more.

It’s all over now as she could not cope with a long distant relationship where time together was limited to telephone conversations, e-mails, texts and annual visits to be together.

Though I still cherish her so, remaining in my heart and soul both day and night. I now accept our relationship as a close friendship and pray only that someday it may be more.

Sandy January 25, 2012 - 7:12 pm

Beautiful poetry!!!! I love this poem too!!! But tell me can it be both love and lust?? Been living with my boyfriend for over a year and I dearly love him!!!

Praveen January 31, 2012 - 9:40 pm

Thank you Sandy. It can be both love and lust, buts that only a small percentage, i think.

Edie January 27, 2012 - 3:25 pm

“Love or Lust” sounds like lust turned into love. Sometimes that’s the way it goes… but friendship, companionship and trust in my opinion is the best way to start a relationship. Edie T.

SIZWE February 28, 2012 - 2:21 am

i like your poem praveen. i wish your can allow me to pick some words from it to write my our song(rap)

Praveen March 1, 2012 - 6:31 am

Thank you Sizwe. Please do as long as you can provide the credit.

Michelle Kuiper February 29, 2012 - 11:18 pm

Absolutely beautiful poem! Would love to have that kind of lust and love…!

Praveen March 1, 2012 - 6:30 am

Thank you Michelle.

kaitlyn March 1, 2012 - 3:38 pm

u r a great poet u and me r alike because im a free verse poet and talk about lively things props to u

kavita March 9, 2012 - 2:57 am

Nice description of lust and love..Nice one Praveen!

bhanu April 10, 2012 - 5:29 am

wow praveen.! The poem is excellently written and potrays the anbivalence of love. I think the poem is beautiful in its honesty. Kip writing. I have turned up to be ur new fan.

(shariq khan) April 13, 2012 - 9:43 pm

outstanding ………

angel April 18, 2012 - 6:03 am

My god who are you ? i am in love with this poem..

mahumshoukat April 26, 2012 - 9:31 am

lovely owsome

gege ramon September 5, 2012 - 2:04 pm

AN OUTSTANDING POEM! i love your work.


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