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Young blossom

I know young blossom 
that your stare is love,
yet mine is lust

Your brown hair,
your brown eyes,
and olive skin;
oh young blossom,
what I crave
is sin

Yes young blossom,
you say that you have insight
yet I have wisdom,
you say that you have desire
yet mine is need

Young blossom,
you pack your lunch;
and I shall fast



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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 6:45:00 AM

    I have not been on the soup for almost a week to read and comment. I have enjoyed being able to read your poetry this morning. I wanted to stop by to thank you for the comments you made during my absence from the soup. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment James. Love, Carol"

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 12:29:00 PM

    Ah! One I haven't read. While she is packing her lunch, I am fast becoming desperate! Time to close the eyes and meditate. You have stirred, deeply, my imagination. Quick! The medics. My pacemaker is going wild. Fascinated as usual. Love, daver

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 2:14:00 AM

    A good peice from life James i believe.. also have enjoyed the read..

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 7:36:00 PM

    Lust has an appetite so don't fast too long! Forgot what I said in the soupmail James or I would send again. Sorry!

  1. Date: 8/18/2011 11:08:00 PM

    Love versus lust and you caught my attention on this write James. Thank you for making my poem on the mountains one of your fav. I love the mountains and try and get to them at least once year. It takes 7 hours to get to the nearest on the Rockies. I am glad you and Noah enjoyed your little trek. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 4:16:00 AM

    James you just know how to keep ones attention until the end.. Witty write my friend.. Hope the week ahead will be a great one :) love Wilma

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 12:20:00 AM

    now why would yours be lust James,..lol..~ kidding.. i truly truly truly. enjoyed this... and the needy line..lol.. even women can be it.. hahha! take care,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/6/2011 9:02:00 PM

    really enjoyed reading this fine piece you wrote. thank you for commenting on my poetry. sorry it took so long, i hurt my back, it is a little better, but still hurts like heck.

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 10:27:00 PM

    When you spy those eyes and tingle, you know you can't mingle.....?

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 10:25:00 PM

    does the last line mean avoidance? I like it!!

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 9:37:00 PM

    What a wonderful write and so true. The difference between love and lust is unknown to so many!!!!!Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 1:55:00 PM

    Some folks don't know the difference between lust and love, James, but apparently you do. The initial attraction is the "craving" you describe, though I don't see that as sinful -- just normal human response. I love the last two lines -- gave me a giggle. Enjoyed your poem, dear friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 1:33:00 PM

    you almost fooled me, james.. well-done! :) now, i'm hungry..:) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 12:06:00 AM

    This is so pretty, all that brown hair, eyes and skin. A yummy lunch!

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 9:31:00 PM

    naughty boy but with a touch of the romantic James... nice to see this side of u my friend.. and always tempting are your lines which blossom constantly ... I wrote Higher Ground early this morning as puppy Venus and I were walking along the oceans edge and the words rolled out before the contest was posted tonight..hmmm..think the Spirit in the Sky was giving me a 'heads up'???luv..

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 5:36:00 PM

    Good write clever witty and oh so true....with love....old Jack