Attraction is a mystery

29 Mar


Attraction is a mystery

What is it that captures, captivates and compels?

What is it that draws us, like iron to magnet, bee to honey, moth to light? What is it that makes us warm to another, need to make contact, need to be in their presence, or simply make us catch our breath when they come close?

Is it in their eyes, or their mouth? Is it the arc of their smile? Is it in their height, their weight, their curves and lines? Is it in the colour of their skin or their hair? Is it in their laughter, or their voice, or their words, or the intelligent mind within?

Is it in their honesty, their truth, their empathy, their kindness, their compassion, their hope?

Is it in their movement, their balance, the way their body moves when they walk? Is it in the clothes they wear?

Is it in what they do, what they like, what they believe?

Is it in their beauty, and the beauty they see around them?

Is it in how good they make us feel?

Is it something we instantly see deep in their soul, something we recognise and know? Something that touches our own?

Is it that we sense they will complete us?


Attraction is a mystery.

Even after all these years I cannot explain it.

But I do know

I am deeply attracted to you

by all of the above.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Written a few years ago. I still don’t know the answer, and probably never will. But I do know what attracts me …

Art by Hamish Blakely


Posted by on March 29, 2020 in Poetry, Still Life


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15 responses to “Attraction is a mystery

  1. Dale

    March 29, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    It is a mixture of all of that!!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Hyperion

    March 29, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    I think you covered it all. Maybe the mystery is what combination of the traits you list cause us to fall faster, deeper, with greater pleasure in the experience. Well, we must continue to study and learn. Or, just fall and live well.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kidnappermarc57

    March 29, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    True! Every word and very well expressed !

    Liked by 1 person

  4. thereluctantpoet

    March 30, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    I agree with Dale above! It is a mixture of all of the above and we each like a little more of this and that!! Such a Masterful piece, My Friend!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. thereluctantpoet

    March 31, 2020 at 12:42 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Be Sure You Come And Read This

    Liked by 1 person

  6. savitha's Blog

    March 31, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    This post is so beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Anonymously Hal

    April 4, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Love the deepness of these words ❤️

    Liked by 1 person


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