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We lie besweated together on our bed, our battlefield.
Where never and always victory and defeat are given or siezed.
Long years of exploration have not yielded up even tiny bits,
Of the complicated and beautiful continent of thy naked form.

The mountains of thy young and jutting breasts still rise in age,
Baby chewed and lovely, no stretchmarks mar their glad appeal.
Stretch marks nay, but service stripes on thy fleshly uniform.
I can only gaze and wonder where the shape of thy thighs will lead.

I chart still the swell of these velvet buttocks and the sharp valley there.
To draw a map of thee would charge a cartographer beyond man's ken.
This man knows not how ye change and dwell beside me and tease.
Perhaps the eyes of love see clearest for mine eyes see thee uncharted.

Lie besweated with me and glory in the joy of being each others gift.
Where this page wanders, I know not nor care, I wander with thee.
Parchment and pen and scribners tools I cast away to seek thy lips,
To kiss and find a new land to explore unknown and familiar to me.

Tell me thou lovest me and heaven be found and death doth not bring fear.

Copyright © William Kershaw

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  1. Date: 4/20/2011 6:20:00 AM

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 4:58:00 PM
    what an endearing poem full of adoration and wonder! very powerful piece you have mapped out here, very creative. hello good sir! it has been quite some time but i see you have been creating much while i have been away much to my minds pleasure! hope all is well with you! --madison

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 5:06:00 PM
    Helluvaway ta say I love you ! ;) awesome write dear poet ! Have a great week...much love, james

  1. Date: 4/2/2011 4:27:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today and I'm looking forward to reading more. Take care of yourself. Dana'lynn

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 8:12:00 PM
    I like the mapmaker of love!!

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 5:31:00 AM
    Lovely words Will so inspiring on my favorite subject of luv.. my friend.. delicate lines so awesome .. all your poetry is magnetic ... so sorry to hear u have not been well..knew something was wrong and will put u on my Church prayer line starting today feel better and happy weekend.. if there is anything I can do for u Will please let me know ... u are in our prayers luv..

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 4:55:00 AM
    Lovely inspiring write on love, William

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 2:46:00 AM
    Nice to read and and hear as life progresses and grows so does your love for each other.