100 Word Challenge - Harmless

What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, authored by the nocent Velvet Verbosity. The word this week is "Harmless".

100 Word Challenge

That is you

My soul and mind are ruined
besotted, as they are
with the love and longing
that is you

Visions of you fill my head
bewitched as I am
by the love and longing
that is you

The dreams of the night
devote themselves to you
filled with the love and longing
that is you

What spell is this you've cast on me?
What witchery is this that shrouds my mind?
Where comes this love and longing
that is you?

Nay, it is not you
who has cast the spell
I cannot blame, I hold you harmless
love, that is you



barbara said...

yes . . .

I love the repeating lines

love the angst

love the person, the love - that is you.

very nice - thanks for sharing.

Shadow said...

you're a true romantic... love what you've created here.

Anonymous said...

That was just awesome. Very nice job this week!

bama Cheryl said...

Really nice, Lou.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Lou, this was nice, but you have GOT TO stop worshiping me. Your poor, poor wife...


Loved this.

June B. Anderson said...

I love the sing-song way that the words roll around the brain. And...it appears that you wear us well.

Casdok said...


Tara R. said...

Such a passionate and powerful plea... beautifully written.

Big Mark 243 said...

Great poem. In my mind it speaks to a sweeping and epic love that is not only felt but returned as it boucnce infinitely between two hearts.

you gotta wonder said...

Ah poetry. Well done.

Bo said...

I love this. The kind of love you wrote about is hard to find. When you do find it, you never let it go.

rhymereasonandreality said...

Been there, felt that...great job!!!

Velvet Verbosity said...

Aw. Such a romantic you are. :)