Drawing Blood

Photo by Graham A Stephen (http://geotopoi.wordpress.com)


She loved him with a rage

that bent his will power in half.

He couldn’t say no to her –

yet when he said yes,

she would draw blood –

leaving him for dead.


Photograph by Graham A Stephen (Click here to visit and follow his blog). ❤


  1. Figuratively, this sounds like many toxic relationships I’ve witnessed and read about on wordpress. Rather than establishing a relationship to share, enhance and nurture one another, one or both individuals “suck the life” from the body like a vampire sucking the blood from its victim. Yet, there is an honest sense of caring that can even be described as love on a level I can’t quite fully understand. This poem shows the chemistry of the body is so powerful satisfaction must be achieved regardless of the outcome.

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  2. I have been there the sensation of this kind of love
    Leaves you lifeless
    And afterwards I ran so fast away
    I can’t begin to tell you about the after effects
    I still feel this many many years since
    Great piece
    This brought back……..

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  3. You know, this poem reminds me a little of the intense relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy in Wuthering Heights, but with the roles reversed. It made for a riveting and powerful tale, but I’m glad I don’t have that kind of relationship myself.

    Having said that, I can’t say no to my wife either. She never draws blood, though, since she only ever uses blunt objects.

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