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Black Widow's Persuasion

Come my sweet to silken thread,
finest twines I spin for thee.
Come to soft eternal bed,
yield unto my beck’ning plea.

Finest twines I spin for thee,
comfort grant in final hour.
Yield unto my beck’ning plea,
hunger doth my soul devour.

Comfort grant in final hour,
clothe thee in my flossy shroud.
Hunger doth my soul devour,
quick I’ll be, if I’m allowed.

Clothe thee in my flossy shroud,
tremble not beloved prey.
Quick I’ll be, if I’m allowed, 
Why, my lust, must thou delay?

Tremble not beloved prey,
now I take what’s fairly mine.
Why, my lust, must thou delay?
Quiet love, without repine.

Now I take what’s fairly mine, 
this is my eternal bed.
Quiet love, without repine, 
spin again my silken thread.


(for the Pantoum contest)  
* I took some liberty with the form- in the last stanza I modified the 2nd and 4th lines from 
the original ones in the first stanza- just gotta be me... *

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  1. Date: 9/24/2010 7:57:00 PM
    Did you win then, Kris. I can't find his winners page. A big congrats to you! Thanks so much for all your great comments to me recently. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 9:01:00 AM
    I have not read anything from you before this, but, I must say that you have me intrigued... I have enjoyed this Pantoum very much... To be honest at first I was certain this would take #1 but that was before all my entries.... Still my friend, I am honored to place you among the top winners.... Pat yourself on the back, and flick that Widow off , she is poisonous.....:JP]

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 8:51:00 AM
    Congrats Kris on your big win in the Pantoum contest.. a super write.. awesome win..enjoy your sweet victory my friend ... with luv...

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 8:34:00 AM
    Kris, taking liberties paid off! It's always best to stay true to yourself. Congratulations on your win in Jared's contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 12:13:00 PM
    Enjoyed stopping by to say hi while reading your poetry, have yourself a wonderful day full of love & joy. Keep them smiles coming*luv ~SKAT

  1. Date: 9/15/2010 2:40:00 AM
    Hi Kris, a wonderful poem as always. The title is just perfect for her seductive act. It certainly is persuasive, I'm sure she'll catch many unsuspecting victims with her lilting charm. Best wishes in the contest ~ Sharon :)

  1. Date: 9/13/2010 9:53:00 PM
    Well it's obvious Kris that you have a very fluent pen. Welcome to our gathering. Hope you enjoy it here. Thanks for your comments. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 9/13/2010 7:16:00 PM
    Quite a compelling message conveyed in a great pantoum form, Kris. (I don't think the liberties you took with the form will work against you in the contest. They actually add more depth to the poem.) Not all of the "black widows" out there are members of the spider family. Thought-provoking and interesting. Best wishes for success. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/8/2010 8:03:00 PM
    Waiting for more poems, Kris. .. . (guess what, the captcha says "Chrs" haha.

  1. Date: 9/8/2010 12:40:00 AM
    Wow, Mr. Walters, enjoyed your write this morning.. all the best for the contest with this gem.. ~ Wilma

  1. Date: 9/6/2010 4:01:00 AM
    What an entertaining well written and a delight to read. First time reading your work. This is sure to do well in the contest. Aloha, Connie

  1. Date: 9/6/2010 2:44:00 AM
    Seduction is a sticky web and the jaws of lust have teeth. I know women like this.

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 11:42:00 PM
    Kris, I was not even paying attention to your title and as I read this, I was thinking, wow what a lustful lady ,haha. And then it dawned on me it was a spider and I looked up and saw black widow. haha. I hope this does well in that contest. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 12:53:00 PM
    Kris this is truly an exquisite write my friend.. a lovely lilting piece that flows so well and leave a grand impression.. good luck in Jared's contest.. and happy holiday weekend too..