I was wrapped around your finger
You were there to be amused
Held captive till you found someone
More interesting to use.

On the prowl and on the make
Collecting broken hearts
So fearless and  deliberate
As cunning as a shark.

Unsuspecting and oblivious
To the danger everywhere
Trusting your sweet smiling face
Believing that you cared.

“Missile lock” maneuvers
You set your sights on me 
A victim helpless ….vulnerable
Unsuspecting and lonely.

Overwhelming ,… captivating
All consuming…..magical
The chemistry …. the pixie dust
So enticing and playful.

I was mesmerized …. elated 
Suspended in mid air 
One look and I was hypnotized
I couldn’t help but stare.

But, when the run was over
There was no going back
No rewind or second chance
I’d been used and that’s a fact.

Beware of smiling faces
Who come on a bit too strong
Back off …. ease up, just walk away
Tell them to move along.


Photo: bing.com/images

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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