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Sensual Me

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Sensual Me

My soles have felt the sands of time,
Slip through my toes and bury my heels,
At beaches where blood ran like rain.
I honor the memory of those that have fallen.

My hands have touched a sea that once parted,
Allowing fleeing slaves to find freedom.
I've cupped my palm , raised the water to my mouth,
And tasted the salt of shackled tears.

My eyes have traveled the length of a cord
That bound my newborn children to my body.
Where did I end and they begin within,
This rope of life that made us one?

My ears have heard two towers crash,
Sordid lies and broken promises.
My ears hear my daughters voice,
Raised in song, and delivers salvation  .

My arms have held my dying mother,
Who loved me enough to let me go.
Yet,I,her eldest daughter,
Could not do the same for her.

My skin has brushed against burning hatred,
But mostly of passions building warmth.
Blindfolds and age could rob me of sight.
I'll never forget the texture of my husbands flesh.


My lips have guarded too many secrets,
Mostly my own, dark and painful.
My lips, moist and soft, are often smiling,
And most of all, they've known love.




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  1. Date: 10/9/2013 7:06:00 PM

    This is a roller coaster of feeling and emotion. You take the reader on a journey of love, loss, pain and sorrow, Nice job

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 5:24:00 AM

    And yet, thru all the pain & joy, you've been fortunate enough to taste love. Savor it. A very emotional & intense writing. Excellent job!

  1. Date: 5/11/2011 4:30:00 AM

    radiant in full symphony of expression! knocking me off my socks, brenda.. that's passion! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 7:03:00 PM

    this an outstanding pen thank you for sharing your talents with poetrysoup

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 9:22:00 AM

    What a beautiful morning I am enjoying reading poetry here at PoetrySoup. I am happy to see yours among those which I am able to read this morning Brenda. May the sun shine down upon you and bring joy into your life today and always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 7:53:00 PM

    Brenda,... you have very deep affection.. and gratification for all the thing and people you have loved and lost... enjoyed your sensual self.. i find it very spiritual.. thanks for sharing,..p.d.