Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
is it fear that keeps prevents halts you from loving me?
he was supposed to be my dream, my every dream answered
he was meant to answer the calls of my heart and
put aside my every hidden fear, live in my embrace, and caress me in his.
yet, as of late all that surrounds me is
so desperately I yearned for his touch, kiss, and love
so long I waited
too many nights spent creating tear-stained sheets consumed with bitterness
and in this now i fear that my love for him has diminished…
if this is true then what did I really have?
does love, can love
fade as quickly as the sounds those three words make as they escape one’s lips?
i once believed true, unquestioning love was only strengthened by distance
and reaffirmed by words unspoken
yet as these minutes metamorph into days all I ache for is to be loved
loved equally. loved passionately. loved physically.
his kisses no longer ellicit feelings of clouds and sunshine
i no longer smile on the inside when I hear his name
no longer catch my breath in that space between that space
i fear what this could mean
his fear is present
has left me falling
examine your truth: what are you afraid of?
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
It is as if the word ‘monogamy’ has been eradicated from our consciousness. Now, words such as polyamorous abound and people wholly dedicate themselves to multiple partners. Polyamory is the philosophical and emotional state of being in love or romantically involved with more than one person at a time. In layman’s terms, it is the loving and giving totally of one’s self to various partners without restriction or reservation. This lifestyle is meant to be freeing, unquestioning, and satisfying. More specifically, it is meant to answer the innate, dare I say animalistic, desire of all humans to be unrestrained and unbridled with their sexual appetite.
I cannot help but conjecture what Sigmund Freud would say about this Movement. Would he declare that humans are finally obeying the clandestine desires of their Id, or would he proclaim that we have perhaps gone too far in our quest for sexual freedom?
Is it truly our innate desires finally being heard and answered or is it a stronger pull for instant gratification on a more primal level? Followers of this movement claim that being free is what we all yearn for and they are the brave ones who have answered that call. My question is simply this: is this Free Love Movement truly the answer to our primal needs or is it, more sadly, a reaction to our deepest fear: commitment.