Lance LandallUndisciplined Desire
Poetry by Lance Landall
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Undisciplined Desire
Poetry by Lance Landall

Have you ever ó prior to Christmas day ó visited the Christmas tree,
And paused at your presents, opening them up just enough to see?
If you have, Iím sure youíll admit that when Christmas day came along,
Things just didnít seem quite the same, and your feelings werenít quite as strong.

Well, so it is with marriage, when prior to marriage, with sex we play,
For when marriage comes along, itís an anti-climax, as they say.
Itís like something is missing, but what? Things just donít quite seem to swing,
Which is hardly surprising given that sex came before the ring.

Yes, thereís nothing quite like unlocking whatís exciting to explore,
But those things that we have to wait for we appreciate far more.
For whenever a door is opened ó that is, prematurely,
We inevitably find that we have spoilt what could better be.

Marriage isnít temporary ó no, itís a permanent affair,
One that's meant to last a lifetime, and hence that need to take great care.
For how we enter into marriage will determine its success,
But rather than remain here, if I may, I would like to digress.

Imagine that you have made love with someone who's now not with you,
And here weíre talking a one night stand, a fling, perhaps a few.
And letís say that youíre married now, and that you spot them in the street;
Tell me, how would you feel, and would you avoid them, or stop and greet?

One thing that Iím trying to say here, is, would you feel a sense of guilt,
That is, given that your marriage on fidelity wasnít built?
After all, you made love to others, and now, itís somewhat too late,
For youíre hardly the faithful type, as, for marriage you didnít wait.

Thus, your marriage isnít special, for youíve been intimate before,
Yes, itís just another union, another port, another shore.
You see, youíve hurt your spouse already, for with others you have shared
What was only meant for just one, and thereby, a flaw have declared.

So when you are making love now, do you those past lovers compare
With the one that youíre married to; or perhaps some flashbacks appear?
Do you thereby feel dissatisfied? Was a past lover more skilled?
Oh, if only you hadnít known. Has your delight been somewhat killed?

Doors opened prematurely, or opened when they shouldnít be,
Can eventually lead to so much heartache and misery.
And at best, they can simply spoil what so much better would have been,
If we had simply waited, and not let foolishness intervene.

No, intimacy outside of marriage was never meant to be,
For itís designed for a lifetime bond that protects the family.
Therefore, when itís used outside its realm, it is nothing more than lust,
In other words, just plain selfishness, on which one can not build trust.

Hence why your bodyís intimate realm should be kept just for marriage,
And why you shouldn't flaunt it, share it, but keep it in its garage.
And when marriage comes along, to your spouse you can then such reveal,
And via such, a special bond is formed ó a unique, intimate seal.

This way there are no skeletons, no tales, and there's no loss or guilt,
Which means youíll have a relationship that on solid ground is built.
And that you will both share together what nobody else has shared,
Yes, something that's private and special, something that canít be compared.

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