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Tempting Pot Of Desire

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Tempting Pot Of Desire

Red lips, the perfect simmer in her hips, 
A pot of desire seasoned just right,
the malt vinegar to my fish and chips.
I had Coke at home, I wanted a Sprite.

I lifted the lid, stuck one finger in
the sizzling gooey layers steaming
with sticky sin, but what to my chagrin, 
The absent aftertaste had no meaning.

I searched for fullness, but not satisfied
and still feel a rumble deep down below,
I need to eat with my heart—not my eyes,
but temptation’s a sly cook, apropos.

His recipe for lust grew from the root; 
you know, it’s in our blood to eat the fruit 

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  1. Date: 11/9/2010 7:32:00 PM
    AHA, great metaphor you have here, Mike, A really nice poem that I much enjoyed. COngratualtions on this clever piece.Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 2:44:00 PM
    Many congratulations Mike on your win in Thvia's contest with this delightful poetry, well deserved >> James :)

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 10:17:00 AM
    Catchy last two line, Mike. Congratulations on your win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 5:01:00 AM
    Super congrats Mike on your winning poem in the devil made me do it contest with this brilliant piece for an entry.. enjoy another top win with lots of luv...

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 7:02:00 PM
    Congratulations Mike on your win with this great sonnet. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 11:11:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your poetry today Mike. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 6:06:00 PM
    sounds like a real bad day...life changing!~

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 4:00:00 PM
    Don't think so..Interesting thoughts penned..Sara