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I DEFY ANYONE TO SAY THIS ISN' PRETTY by Poefree

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I DEFY ANYONE TO SAY THIS ISN' PRETTY by Poefree

     THE SHAME OF SHORTNESS

It was such a small while
But it made me smile
A brief encounter with peace
Someone whose love I truly believed just might never cease
Serendipity and joy would birth it
And yet brevity was worth it
If only for a supremely short time
She took me to a land sublime
And embraced me as no other woman has before
And there have been women by the score
I know we were good together at least for little awhile
When she came to make me smile

I wanted to be one unit, one entity, one heart
Whilst serendipity and joy continued to play their apropos and appropriate part
And wonder was the sensation of us  being united
Then I, as the king of fools, was duly knighted
With no sword in sheath nor shield
Only the wish to know what wonder would yield
It was such a short time spent resplendently 
As I treated the lady’s lips with gentility
A kiss on the lips of a miss whose lips I miss now
And if you wish to learn the way to play a game she’ll be proud to show you how
With a wink and a slightly naughty nod
To her wicked and wrathful god
Who wouldst conceive a plan for a man to become thusly damned
But in that short snippet of forever we answered only to one another’s demand
Still I cannot recount without understatements a tale of my being so completely lost
And swear to you that lady’s well laid plan, for me, came at quite a cost
And upon this frivolous heart her name will forever be
 etched 
Similar to the painting she created and very well sketched
while I wept for the love she would defile
but for a sliver of the universe she came to make me smile
And as for me I ain’t buying into another lady like her when this is said and done
Also I vow to harness my  lust until I repeat it with the very next one
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  1. Date: 9/29/2013 10:55:00 AM

    Hello Jeffery, Congratulations, :)on having your poem Featured on the Soups Home Page.... enjoy your coming week. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:28:00 PM

    A poem written from the heart. :) I feel you jeffrey.

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 11:06:00 AM

    So often we feel like fools when we fall in love with someone who doesn't return our affection. There is a sad theme to this write, but I enjoyed the humor as well. Thanks for sharing. The last line is a great kicker! Best wishes, Carolyn (PS - Mimes at My Funeral was written about provisions in a fictional will for a contest on laughter. That's all. There is a late poet here whose wife has been posting his work for years. I think it makes her feel closer to him.)

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 8:56:00 AM

    I really love "Then I, as the king of fool's, was duly knighted" What a wonderful way to express how foolish you felt! I also love "etched..well sketched." Good word choice/analogies. And I love how the ending leaves off "with the very next one" So true about love/lust. Whether an ending is good or bad, we eventually try it all over again.