Crime of Passion, a poem written by Judge Burdon at

Crime of Passion

Crime of Passion

written by: Judge Burdon


My love has never been for sale
I’ve rented it out on occasion
Most often the arrangement ended in a turbulent eviction
There were some tenants seeking only temporary occupancy
They fled undercover of night back into their darkness of deceptive intention.
Still others unwilling to conform to what they considered restrictions by a lease of commitment.
Wanting to opt for a more flexible arrangement.

Then there was you
Without bribe or allurement
You seduced my resolve
In full view of my heart’s dauntless safeguards
Such a skilled thief and benevolent larcenist
You stole my heart
since I was unable to give it.
A crime commissioned
in the name of endearment.

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