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Playing Dangerously



With his laughing black eyes

He was a devil in disguise.

He took my hand

And, man oh man,

He led me on

Into the blue beyond!

I sold my soul

For pieces of gold.

I was so blind

Till the scales fell from my eyes.

When I look back in time

‘Twas like playing on the railway line.


©DGA 25 November 2011 05:34

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

28 thoughts on “Playing Dangerously

  1. Infatuation is a Devil’s disciple. It can make a desert seem an eden.


  2. A nice piece.

    I particularly the line “Till the scales fell from my eyes.” 😉


  3. …playing on the railway line … dangerous like falling in love.


  4. Some sell it for pieces of tin or brass


  5. ouch, who hasn’t been there. you capture it so well.


  6. i lived a few years of that dance…and lived to tell the tale, though just barely…


  7. That is very thought provoking!


  8. The light at the end of the tunnel was,,, the train..Very well said Denise.


  9. Well put, Denise.
    As one who has played on railway lines, we could always tell when a train was coming, because the lines used to “sing”, for quite a while before the train arrived, by which time we were well out of harm’s way. (And the lines weren’t electric!)
    I imagine you got no such kind of warning.!



    • Thanks, John. No warning at all, but it’s only in hindsight that I realised the danger… (teenagers always assume they are immune to harm, lol!)


  10. Well-told!
    And some people play on that railway line wearing earmuffs.


  11. Great poem: I echo everyone else’s comments: supreme drama 🙂


  12. Excellent. Dangerous men make us do dangerous things. This reads like a blues song. Love it!


  13. It does read like a song – good one adeeyoyo (dangerous men are always best left in the past – haha)


    • Nice if someone buys the rights – hmmm? Exciting at the time, but then it wears off, Gabe. I love your new avatar. Seems like you have a miniature frog farm! They’re so sweet!


  14. nice poem…we’ve all been through this i guess.Things you know you’ll regret later on but then also you do it.


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