[Poetry] A Captivating Siren

Love is a siren
Before her, men fall to their knees
Come to me/ come to me
She calls/ a dastardly attraction
She promises the world
But leaves not a fraction.
Fool! Why do you fall for her lies
You can see it in her eyes!
She cares not for you
Yet you fall for her song
For that you are wrong
Her song is a viper’s bite
Ready to strike.
The waves of your life
In her hands/ tumultuous
To think you’d survive
Would be quite presumptuous.
You know not her name
Yet she calls you the same
At the end of the day
What can we say?
In this sea called life
A siren ready to captivate
Her hunger will not sate.

This is me revisiting a metaphor poem I wrote back when I was in high school. I tried to change it up a bit while using a couple lines from the poem that I still enjoyed as well. It’s a poem based off Greek Mythology (mentioning the siren). Hope you enjoy it a lot and share if you wish.

via Daily Prompt: Lust