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The Tease

Leave trails of light for me to follow
Through your dark, elusive game.
Let them flicker past the hollows
Like aurora's harmless flames.
Take advantage of my blindness,
Lead me to that empty room.
Don that mask of chiselled kindness,
Let the growing blaze consume
Every thought I've ever pondered,
Every hope I've entertained.
And don't you dare neglect to squander
Every virtue I've maintained.
Splash fragrant fuel against the walls,
Let it spill across the floor.
Light the match before it falls.
Don't forget to shut the door.

Copyright © Heather Ober

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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Heather, a nice and awesome win... Congratulations with your awesome #1. I love many of Andrea's favorite poems. always~ Good Night* PD

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 2:41:00 PM
    congrats on your winning fave poem, superb imagery and phrasing, I remember being impressed with your work's strange how many excellent poets on this site are canadian! whatever is in the water, I want it bottled and sent across the pond lol

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Congrts on your win Heather.

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Congrats, Heather! For some reason, I was thinking this was the one about the dress(which I really like too)...haha. I remember it now, though....its great!

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 4/15/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Haha I can understand why - the girl wearing that dress in my poem was quite the tease! ;)
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 11:41:00 PM
    An awesome write Heather! Your rhyme is seamless in this little gem. Congratulations on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Congrats, loved your poem wow...Terry xoxo a 7<<<<

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Wow!! No wonder you won this contest. Explosive poetry. Congratulations on winning, Heather :)

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
    Outstanding and emotional. I can see this winning varied contests. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 3:07:00 PM
    Fearful! wow! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Wow what an image here, so neat. J

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 11:30:00 AM
    This is really great! I love this so much, too! Big warm congratulations on your grand win my dear friend Heather. Thank you so much for sharing! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Heather: A wonderful poem and now will be one of my favs. Congratulations and thanks to Andrea for bringing these poems to one easy place to be read, SuZ

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 10:32:00 AM
    many congratulations on your double win , first as a fave and now this xx

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 10:00:00 AM
    mysterious and intriguing! congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 6:26:00 AM
    I agree with Andrea. Your imagery is always great! are a wordsmith.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:05:00 AM
    gosh I was able to find one right away that I had not seen before!! now Heather, it is YOU who are the master of imagery. I just adore your style. And this one gets a fave from ME. by the way, I don't think my wind poem was so popular with people so I really appreciate that you liked it so much.

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 12:20:00 PM
    Hi Heather great write loved the message within, have a good weekend, all the best Owen

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 8/11/2012 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Owen!
  1. Date: 5/22/2012 10:06:00 AM
    Its rhymes well but is elusive so requiring more than one read like most good poetry.

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 8/11/2012 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Peter!
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 3:02:00 PM
    Wonderful poetry Heather, you manage to send the message with such intricate wording. Nothing blatant, but it captures and draws me in with wonderful imagery. Super great! :)

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 5/12/2012 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your kind comment!
  1. Date: 5/4/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Nicely written Heather, love it. Have a lovely weekend. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 5/5/2012 6:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Anne-Lise. Your comments are always so sweet!