You think I am romantic

22 Jun


You think I am romantic.

You read my words and you read ‘love’ into them.

But I hardly ever use the word.

It is too big and too small. Too specific and too universal.

It has been idolised, eulogised, exalted, celebrated, hymned and acclaimed.

It has been hijacked, railroaded, politicised, kidnapped, blackmailed, broken, ruined and whored.

It has been given and taken, lost and found, borrowed and stolen.

It has been used as a reason for everything, an answer for everything, an excuse for everything.

It has been devalued by so many wanting it, by so many selling it.

So I hardly ever use the word ‘love’.

I write of lust, desire, longing, and yearning. Of sensuality, sex and eroticism. Of arousal and excitement. Of seduction and initiation. Of pleasure and pain. Of Domination and submission. Of attraction and infatuation. Of caring. Of nurture. Of adoration. And yes, of romance too.

Because I know exactly what those words mean.

And if I ever write of love – and I sometimes do

I make sure I know exactly


and who

I mean.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by William Oxer




Posted by on June 22, 2020 in Poetry, Still Life


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11 responses to “You think I am romantic

  1. SCM

    June 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    You are right… but sometimes love is all this together


    Liked by 1 person

  2. ladymd1

    June 22, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    You have such a beautiful way to make your work hit like words or a melody in a song does.
    Such imagery and beauty.
    This makes you hold your breath on the last few lines.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. wolfs_grace

    June 22, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    I know exactly what you mean. I want it to be real.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ralove4

    January 3, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    You think I am romantic…

    It feels like my thoughts have been stolen by the writer (Romantic Dominant).
    Had you not expressed it, my inner writer ( yet to come out 😉) might have, someday!
    How to contact you ? Can’t find you anywhere, no insta, no fb, no where!
    You write amazing.I find you super intersting, wanna know more about you.
    Dm me!

    Liked by 1 person


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