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With the onset of years
erstwhile crazy ideas
abandoned with caution and dread
now crowd my mind
no peace I will find
till my conscience lies neatly in shreds

Conscience, out the way
there's hell to pay
for too long I've toed the line
Ms Goody Two-Shoes
who never once boozed
longs to taste the fruit of the vine

Since exiting the womb
no breathing room
another's cousin, sister or daughter
later in life
mother and wife
now breaking free to taste the sweet water

Once meek and restrained
willingly chained 
missed out on the pleasures of life
no fun to be had
not a chance at being bad
as a dutiful mother and wife

Inch by sure inch 
my conscience I'll lynch
spread my wings which were hitherto clipped
down with taboos
I'll expose my tattoos
and enjoy my first skinny dip

I dream of a match
to telly dispatched
on the streak my clothes I'll abort
displaying my tattoos
and unmentionables too
and a full frontal view before caught

No doubt you'd agree 
my earlier poetry
has a somewhat conservative ring 
conscience, step aside
you've my freedom denied
readers, prepare for smut on a string

Though passionately aflame
this steri-clean dame
aims in the heart zone to practice due care
though my conscience'll be dead
of all life been bled 
I'll draw the line at illicit affairs

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  1. Date: 11/10/2014 1:54:00 PM the attitude with which you wrote...I'm sure there are others than can relate as I..well done...kudos kj

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 6:36:00 PM
    LOL well a girl has to have fun sometime, I wore my first thong bikini in my 50's :PLight & Love

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 7:28:00 PM
    Odd how I've never caught the conservative ring in your earlier poetry lol. What I have caught though, is the bug for it. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 3:13:00 AM
    :-) pd

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Interesting work...I am sure that it would have been in the winners' list.Sara

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 3:11:00 AM
    another well-woven thread of wonderful verse! Terry

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 10:24:00 PM
    very excellent write deary sista <3 thank you for sharing your brilliant thought :) enjoyed much :) Sk

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 11:03:00 PM
    Ah creative freedom, an river of attitude we all need to dive into and go with the flow, nicely penned. Blessings, Carl

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 10:13:00 AM
    I am just beside myself with these very energetic lines. This was like reading a very entertaining reality check. Fantastic!

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 4:12:00 PM
    Great poem he girl you are not bad, cause the bad don't it. the way you do it an'it nothing to it. Sorry you missed the dead line. for sure you would have won.. ... Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Delycia, you certainly pep up the soup which has otherwise turned rather dull of late!!

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:38:00 PM
    It's good that you have a limit. It's funny how culture does clip our wings. I guess it's meant to do that. Some are affected more than others by norms. At least you are being true to yourself now. Be careful and good trespass! This is extremely funny and meaningful. Thank-you so much for your kind and generous comments. You make this place far better than it would be without you!!!!

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 3:13:00 PM
    Cute one..Enjoyed reading your taboo work..Thanks for stopping by..Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 6:17:00 PM
    Passionate, daring, and sexy. nicely done

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Your poem was both witty and entertaining.This is just the kind of poem that can make a dull moment seem bright.

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 5:14:00 PM
    back to say hi, hope you are having a good day.

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 1:51:00 PM
    I sure everybody was happy that you were late too. Wow, I love this poem poet.

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 12:53:00 PM
    your clever delivery is not only amusing but also classic... what a greeat ride, delysia..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 4:41:00 PM
    dropping by to say hello.

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 12:37:00 AM
    gosh, you should have entered it in my funny contest. This was the kind i wanted in the long poems I received!!