Make Love Not Sex

V. A. L. E. N. T. I. N. E. S.
           Make Love Not Sex
 
 
V.   Vigor? No! It’s that gentleman Mister Vye Eygra
 
A.   Ask you did. All appearances consensual you thought? Risky my friend.
 
L.   Lust is a four letter word literally. Even if indulged in one’s mind.
 
E.   Eye contact is flirting. Flirting is dirty. Dirt is another four letter word.
 
N.   No is a simple one syllable word actually is two like in “No... Yes... please”.
      Easily misunderstood in the heat of a foreplay when mental capacity has
      diminished and physical cues are palpable.
 
T.   Till consent is asked and given you are looking at rape and jail time.
       Death in other cultures. Hard to prove consent was given.
 
I.    Innocent. No such thing. Assault it is till you prove there was a “Come and
     get it, have at it” situation.
 
N.   Never do sex. Make love. Romance once was something felt mutually
      comforting but is now in limbo. So beware.
 
E.   Enjoy what? When touching is molesting and eye contact is assault
     because there was no consent? Keep your hands in your pocket!
 
S.   Sex used to be one of many ways to express love, a passionate
     expression. A beautiful thing with lovers. There is nothing better than sex,
     so it is said. But over time it seems to lose its appeal. Especially so today.
     It’s not the “nothing better” part of love anymore. There are more things
     better than sex like for example giving “respect” which by the way is another
     way of expressing your love especially when you make love. It could be a
     beautiful thing again, sex, when there is mutual respect. So get busy,
     respect one another, “Make Love not sex”. Happy Valentines!
                                   * * *
(C)NDR2.14.2018
Photo: ndr

Poem written on 1.10.2018. Not in any way trivializing the #’s movement currently playing out. At best this poem is an acrostic fantasy except for the last prose on “S”.

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J Ann Crowder
about 1 year

Most important is trust. It’s hard to trust nowadays. Makes true love more challenging. To find a trustworthy person is challenging.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 1 year

@J Ann Crowder : Absolutely right! Trust is at the core of every respectful relationship.
Oftentimes you thought a person is trustworthy only to find out too late that it’s not the case.

Thank you Jenifer.

Rudy Mendoza
about 1 year

Love it... what will give up to be young again

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 1 year

@Rudy Mendoza: Rudy! Glad to see you here! You surprised me, but truly I am very happy to hear from you. You have more than a hundred more to read so get going. :-))
Thanks for liking. Hello to Nora.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 1 year

@Rudy Mendoza: Also thanks for liking “Sixteen” and “Dancing with the Seagulls”.

Vic
over 1 year

Make love, not war!

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 1 year

@Vic: In and of itself sex is not a bad thing. But considering the things that it brings out to surface and the context those things were made to happen sex becomes a four letter word - the bad guy. Becomes in and of itself a “war” after the battle has been fought.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 1 year

...accidentally touched “reply”...anyway you’re right we should make love not war...like during the golden time of our youth.
Thanks for liking Brod.

Robert L. Martin
over 1 year

"Love" is sure taken out of context these days. I guess it's up to you, the romantic to bring it back to it being romantic again.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 1 year

@Robert L. Martin: You’re absolutely right. Right now (hopefully I can still have a decade of this lovely, wonderful life) I am at peace with my self sitting on the side watching the world go by. The beautiful and the ugly. There are times when these two images blend and it’s a wonderful sight! And I smile, walk back home.
Thanks Robert. I am confident the lovers will come to their senses and be romantic again for good.

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