The Trap Of Tenderness by Paul Tristram

She is captivated by your charming ways
and turned-on completely
by your approaching destruction.
Baited the wishing well,
studied all movements
(Sneakily and Successfully!)
and charted your blueprints through.
Scalpels and meat cleavers
sharpened like lightning,
ready and waiting
behind her ‘In Control’ smile.
Your Heart is the prize,
for it’s the locked gate-way
into the battlements of your Mind.
Emotional detonations and explosions
only work properly from the inside.
She’ll harvest your ‘Nice Side’
until there remains nothing
but the ‘Other Side Of That Coin’ left.
Why? Because she’s dead inside
and empty… with nothing left
but her ‘Cat & Mouse’ cruelty.
To calm and still the Hellfire & Brimstone
battering mercilessly at her predator soul.

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Paul Tristram is a Welsh writer who has poems, short stories, sketches and photography published in many publications around the world, he yearns to tattoo porcelain bridesmaids instead of digging empty graves for innocence at midnight; this too may pass, yet. Buy his books ‘Scribblings Of A Madman’ (Lit Fest Press) ‘Poetry From The Nearest Barstool’ at And a split poetry book ‘The Raven And The Vagabond Heart’ with Bethany W Pope at You can also read his poems and stories here!

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