The Love I Desire (Writing as Curiosity)




The Love I Desire

Exposed to society
Unscripted kind of love.

Repulsive to others
Fourth of July kind of love.

Risky business kind of love.

Unable to fathom
Soap opera kind of love.

© 2014 by Charles Banks, Jr.
Writing as Curiosity
All Rights Reserved

A Valentine’s Day Suggestion!

If you’re stumped about Valentine’s Day gift ideas, why don’t you try giving your significant other a copy of “A Rose in the Name of Love” which is better than any ring or bouquet of flowers! Need a little persuasion? Fine! Read the summary: “A Rose in the Name of Love is a collection of poems written by Charles Banks Jr under his two pen names, CURIOSITY and BLACK ANGEL. Featuring Jocelyn Him, A Rose in the Name of Love is a collection of poetry that paints vivid pictures of life’s trials and uncertainties through the eyes of two diverse people. A Rose in the Name of Love is sure to tug on the romantic and honest side of all readers.”
Need more persuasion? Fine! Read an excerpt from the book:
Old Love, New Possibilities
Life is beautiful
Just like you are.
So take the time to smell the
Candles that bless the air with a
Fresh scent.
Take the time to splurge a bit…
You deserve it.
You’re too beautiful to shed tears
And wallow in self-pity.
Take that frown of yours
And turn it upside down.
Though your road seems rough
With an emotional roller coaster
The road will smooth out.
Your pretty smile that lights
Up a room like a sunflower
In the summertime will shine again.
One lover lost and another
May appear. One door closes and
A chapter has finished.
Another door opens
And a different chapter is written.
Sometimes the signals are
Right under your nose, and the
Handsome frog is leaping in your
Line of sight.
© 2008 by Charles Banks, Jr.
Writing as Curiosity
Excerpt from A Rose in the Name of Love
Published by and Charles Banks, Jr.
All Rights Reserved.
Finally persuaded you? I knew I would… Here are the link(s) to the book, which is available on and Prices vary. Happy reading and thanks for supporting love!!!
Sincerely yours,
Charles Banks, Jr (Poet/Hopeless Romantic)
A Rose in the Name of Love