"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pearls Before Swine

I know you think badly of me
For my ravishing, voluptuous, lascivious nights

I know it is not love, but
I think the fence is beautiful
I think vicious, vapid lust is beautiful

I admire its purity
I admire its integrity
I admire all that is bold and brazen in this world.

And when I float down the stairs
With kisses on my thighs
And knots in my hair

I feel beautiful

Believe me, my friend, I know what it is to be used
I know what it is to be betrayed and abused

Not by them
By you.

My lovers have loved me well
Only if for a night

But my friends
My honest, honourable, patient friends
The ones I would cross oceans for
Do not even walk over puddles for me

If my body be sacred, like
The cathedral on 8th Street
A thousand men may enter me
And I will still have my sanctity

But there are other things that break much more easily

Do not give what is holy to the dogs
Nor cast your pearls before swine
Lest they trample them under their feet
And turn and tear you in pieces.

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