The Forbidden Fruit


The Forbidden Fruit

I'm the one you asked for
in your moment of doubt
I'm the one you lust for
allegiance so devout

You allowed me within
a path of want and need
A bright shiny apple
holds the forbidden seed

Breaking through your boundaries
I slowly take control
the rapture of your will
pleasure pays the toll

With each passing moment
your fate slowly sealed
I dine on your essence
The beast is now revealed

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tenderpoison commented on The Forbidden Fruit


wow - I sense an undertone here that is...quite beastly (although not quite in sync with the erotic overtone) - could that be?...yes, I think I've got it now..... still a 10, but then you always are.

cousinsoren commented on The Forbidden Fruit


EDITED ************************************************************************ Artie,if we examine your poem on a metaphysical plane, I don't think the "Beast" is yet revealed. Angel, you may be right, that the Devil is a mythical fabrication to justify what is innate in Man. The bottom line poses a problem If there is no Devil, . is there God? What we need to accept is that man is a product of good and evil, from the beginnIng,(He was not made good, buta noble savage, with a creative brain). We need no misleading story of Eve (unless we accept this story as a metaphorical fable of desperation to explain the origin of Man) falling under the spell of the devil to compensate for the original nature of man. Homo sapiens developed over many centuries of evolution. There is no rational explanation up to now as to how "Creation" came about. It's a good thing the Great Architect of the Universe bestowed on Man the power to think,as well as the freedom to think. It is dangerous that Man's greed for power over his fellows, tend to stultify this freedom. Creation is tragically devoid of a scientific explanation. Wwll! If we look at your poem from a sexual perspective, "the beast in your poem is un-obstrusively revealed with an erotic insinuation. A clever poem.replete with sexual innuendos??.....Is this poem an oblique allusion? It is sometimes a clever crime not to say outrightly what you mean .................LOL My rating for perfect crafting is 10+

JadedJezzabel commented on The Forbidden Fruit


ok artie..... i think i may need to go take a cold shower now........this is a very hot poem indeed......with what it says and what is unsaid being just as sexy........very real as well

julieannetx commented on The Forbidden Fruit


Great poem...the experience of inviting in what we know is evil and wrong...knowing the outcome...



Temptation is a powerful thing lol - thx for reading this. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

KellyRedhead commented on The Forbidden Fruit


Mmmm...I like the 3rd stanza best. You are a wicked man you know. ;) Kelly

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

Artie’s Poems (71)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Fireflies 1
My Final Prayer 1
A Whisper Behind The Scream 3
She 2
Miss You 1
Speechless 1
Clarity 2
Believe 3
The Song Of My Life 2
A Piece Of Me (2012) 5
The Children Of The Night 5
House Of Cards 2
A Journey To The Surface 3
Until Next Time 2
Sinister 2
One Life 3
Irreverent Pleasures 19
Prelude To A Nightmare 23
Scratching The Surface 27
Conundrum 19
Defeated 33
The Blood Of The Poet 35
Beyond The Looking Glass 24
Embraced 22
The Night Of Eternal Light 18
The Forbidden Fruit 19
The Creator Of Tomorrow 15
The Band Played On 16
Mortal Memories, Immortal Thoughts 22
Fade 23
Unfinished & Untitled 16
The Machine 16
Instrument 20
Beyond My Grasp 26
The Day I Lost Aim 17
Cyclone 18
I Await 52
A Decade Of Stone 18
#1 20
The Mask Of Fear And Doubt 13
...they don't exist 12
A Breath Of Air 16
More Of You 18
Hostage 10
Soulless Solace 14
Power Outage 15
Why I Believe 23
Duet 21
Forever Unfinished 28
Gravity 24
Cosmic Smoke 46
Surviving The Storm 36
Feed 29
Everyday 23
Reborn 35
Overcome 35
Hmmm... 28
What Does This Mean To You? 31
The Beacon Ignited 18
Purify 25
Endless 12
One Moment In Time 30
A Peek Inside 28
A Piece Of Me 20
The Ocean 26
A Beacon Of Light 27
1987 26
A Cold Future 15
The Child Who Could Fly 43
Your Path 20
The First Thoughts Of Love 28