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A Song of Thwarted Desire

Summary:
Edward struggles to remain chaste before his wedding.


Notes:
This was inspired by reading Victorian poetry, and is meant to capture the same darkly brooding feel that poetry from that era often had. Edward's pretty broody, lol.


1. A Song of Thwarted Desire

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O, Bella, Bella, understand,

To love you, I had never planned.

I feel the scarlet grip of lust,

But for your sake, my love, I must

Contain the fire within my loins,

And swelling that pollutes my groin.

I wish that I could ravish you,

To rend and pierce you through and through.

Your innocence is my despair.

And despite my ache, I couldn’t bear

To see you spent and tossed aside

Our love must wait ‘til you’re my bride.

Your flesh, your skin as white as snow

Remains that which I cannot know

Until our holy vows are said

And we retire to our wedding bed.

Until that time, I’ll hide the shame

That rises when I hear your name.

My love for you will only spring

When we’ve done the proper thing.

Until then, I must love myself

Though self-love can hurt one’s own health…

O, Bella, Bella, understand,

To love you, I had never planned.