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Below is the poem entitled SAFEWORD which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Lover, crawl from caution and bitten tongue

for reticence is the unspoken sin,

each longing unquenched, each fantasy wrung

bring to me now, let rapture begin.

Secrets I will lavish with oil and salt,

doubt I will ravish as pleasure I give,

a  nearer heaven will hear you exalt

as you unclench your heart, finally live.

Broach the world with that reserved façade

but what you conceal I would freely grant, 

bare desires, let passion ride roughshod

and devotion will enslave and enchant.

There is no shame in flesh, in need or lust

when flesh meets soul and fear submits to trust.

For Debbie Guzzi’s Song to Poem Contest Inspired by: I would Do Anything for Love by Meatloaf Note: Theme is fantasy and trust .. and trust in fantasy... highly romantic and erotic... ; ) Hope I captured that here. 

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 9:23:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 7:56:00 AM
    wow, this is an amazing modern sonnet. I love how you do that, Cyndi!! Congrats on your very well deserved win. Sure wish I would get a reply from you on the question I asked on your Frida contest. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Congrats on your great win..Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 4:15:00 AM
    Cyndi - Great poem - congratulations on your win!!!

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:43:00 PM
    awesome "SONG To POETRY." congrats xox~LINDA

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 4:48:00 PM
    Great poem and congrats on your first place in this contest....well-deserved! Julie :-)

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 3:19:00 AM
    Congrat on your deserved win..I loved this poem immediately

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 6:24:00 PM
    Wow!This is awesome and lovely....Congrats on your superb win....

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Missing you, Cyndi, since I've been back. Hope you're alright...Congrats on your first place win in Debbie's contest. This goes in my faves!

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 7:55:00 PM
    goes perfectly with the song...excellent write...congrats on your first place win :)

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 7:24:00 PM
    Congrad's Sis a very unique take on the theme and greatly appreciated. So many great lines![reticence is the unspoken sin] Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:18:00 PM
    You are----AWESOME--hope your time away has been fruitful--XXOO--no one fills my favs like you--love ya hon!

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 2:32:00 PM
    I did that :)

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 4:15:00 AM
    When flesh meets soul and fear suibmits to trust..So powerful this last verse..passion love and trust one loop in another..Very beautiful dear Cyndi..Missed you not being around..Goodluck for the contest.

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 4:11:00 AM
    - Thank you for this beautiful poem - enjoyable to read your poem today, Cyndi !!! - Luck in contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 10:56:00 PM
    Cyndi, so happy you're back! You've been missed! I enjoyed reading your sonnet! Very steamy and romantic! I do believe you accomplished what you set out to do. Best wishes in the contest! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 9:57:00 PM
    It was such a BALM to write something, anything, after not writing for so long. I can't wait to READ poetry in the next few days and catch up with friends, comment on their verse and find out what drama I've missed. But tonight I was selfish, I wrote ... soooooo needed this. Writing is really a form of addiction, really.

    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 9/11/2013 4:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Welcome back to.your soup family ...big hugs