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She isn't beautiful as Nefertiti was.
And unlike Helen, 
her face will never launch a thousand ships.
My Maggie's beauty is more open, than entrancing
more welcoming, than enthralling, 
more giving, than demanding, 
more durable, than perfect.
Perfection inspires no passion, 
no lust.
Nefertiti over Maggie? 
Maggie, with her woman's body? 
Maggie, with flesh where woman should have flesh? 
Maggie, with fullness where love and longing
would suffer nothing else? 
Yet she strews a careless beauty all about her,
the tender beauty in her gaze
that holds and softens and moulds
a better man within me
than the one that she first knew,
and the bold, brave beauty of her crooked smile,
her smile that tells me who she is, 
and who she does not care to be.
Her smile may never softly kill a single soul 
but it warms me, softly warms me
as I hold her spent and gentle body close to mine
it warms me to dream dreams beyond my worth
and to aspire beyond my dreams.

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  1. Date: 6/25/2013 3:57:00 PM
    Love this,,, I know I was here before ;}

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 1:39:00 PM
    Deep emotion/feeling revealed! Splendid... Terry [(BTW, the French flag used to show in my 'profile', but it has vanished, and I can't seem to correct it... but I guess I'll survive :-) ]

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Romance it's in purest and most honest form... no poetic fluff here, this felt real. I'm guessing the relationship wasn't at all the same but I couldn't help but think of that old song Maggie May by Rod Stewart... I'm too young to know the song, but I listen to a lot of the classics. Wonderful writing skills!

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Many congrats my dear friend Red! This is indeed great and amazing ! I love it & so enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a grace-filled day! Love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 9:51:00 PM
    Red, Congratulations IN HONOR OF Andrea's favorite POEM contest. *Always & Forever' @->- LINDA -<-@

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:39:00 PM
    Red, a sweet win~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 6:44:00 PM
    Yebo, yes!!!!! I knew you'd end up a winner in Andrea's "fave poem contest" with this gem. Well done, my friend from down under. I'd been rooting for you. Good luck on the ship-shaping score. Licia

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 10:01:00 PM
    This is so very touching and filled with honesty you just cannot always find. A favorite for me too. J

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Well, now I have found MY personal favorite among all your poems, Red. This one will be my first fave poem. And I do not fave them lightly!! I really love the honest way you describe Maggie. Is she still "the one?" (do you know Rod Stewart's Maggie May? An awesome song from my college years)

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 12:32:00 AM
    I had to come back to this one. Exquisite writing, Red. I'm with you on that bewitching smile that warms you. "A smile that tells me who she is and who she does not care to be." Weighty, Mr Wordsmythe. I'm moved. :)

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Well this is Awesome in every word. Thank you for reading my words. I Call Her Name " I was with him for 17 years ;}

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 3:51:00 AM
    I'm moved by good writing and this is it, Mr Wordsmythe. You have me goose-bumpy and misty-eyed on this one. :)

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 9:08:00 AM
    I like the way you placed Maggie, with a beauty no other inherits, makes your poem shine and stand out with pleasure... you painted her smile with your own delight..LINDA

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 4:55:00 AM
    Yes...more please. Much more xxxx

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 6:51:00 AM
    Red an excellent piece of work, leaves little to the imagination but i love it...David

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 1:52:00 AM
    A full and beautiful poem with a very nice meter. You're a really good writer, and should write more!