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Banter in the bedroom

The cares of the world waft away like
the vague images of a forgotten dream  
when he climbs into bed beside me.  

And my comfort is found in the warmth 
of a slight up-curved smile relaxing across 
an unshaven face tickling me with a
hundred kisses as I squeal to his delight.  

A calloused hand urges the small of
my back gently forward as I fuss in 
mock protest of his boyish game.  

His eyes gleam indulgently making my 
heart swell with such regard I 
choke back joyful tears and throw 
my arms possessively around him.  

With a knowing sigh he draws me in, 
cradling me in his capable arms 
sworn to provide and protect.    

Then he buries his face in my copper-red 
hair breathing its henna scent, and 
holding me tight, he whispers my name,
swearing love that will never relent.


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  1. Date: 9/15/2014 10:56:00 AM
    This is beautiful and romantic...but should I be intruding! I will now tiptoe out again....// paul

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:31:00 PM
    Thvia, congratulations with your poem on Andrea's, favorite list. always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 10:53:00 PM
    Wow. Many congrats dear friend.

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:21:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 2:23:00 PM
    this is so moving, just love this poem...

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Beautiful, I feel a bit like a voyeur. Lovely portrayal of a special moment.

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 4:05:00 PM
    Wonderful poetry Thvia, belated congratulations :)

  1. Date: 12/4/2010 4:37:00 PM
    what a beauty, Thvia! Glad I read this little jewel. Congratulations on your big win...and I can see why!

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 3:44:00 AM
    Congratulations, lovely poem

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 4:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in this fine contest..Sara

  1. Date: 11/13/2010 3:16:00 PM
    Very good poem, I could feel the passion. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 3:02:00 PM
    Plaayful eros and a worthy winner. Congratulations to you! Regards, Gerard

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 12:09:00 AM
    Wonderful love poem. Full of passion and very sweet, too:) Congrats on your big win!!:) Emilia:)

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 7:09:00 PM
    This is a well deserved win. I really liked it! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 5:15:00 PM
    ahhhhh a real love story! Interesting 3/4/3/4 line layout! Congrad's on your GREAT win! Light 7 Love

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 12:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on first place in Frank's contest~~

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 11:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning write in Frank's Love Story Contest Thvia. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 7:11:00 AM
    Congratulations, Thvia on this wonderful poem! Hooray for your 1st place!!

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 5:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Thvia

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 5:39:00 AM
    Super congrats Thvia on your first place win in Frank's Love Story contest with this awesome and excellent entry my friend.. enjoy your top spot for a top notch poem..with luv..