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Bright Mistress

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Bright Mistress

Soft hair blows across her face.
A sheen on excited skin emanates.
Bottomless eyes reflect attraction.

Immeasureable beauty pulls his attentions.
No equal can be found in any race.
Rowdy laughter never showed such grace.

No attempt to veil love's
drunkenness passes between them.
Childlike innocence is reborn.

Bonds of affection grow with each word.
Distance does not diminish emotional ties.
Smiles cannot be beaten from the faces of lovers.

And yet loneliness creeps behind her.
Parting lets in the pain and emptiness.
She must caress herself to sleep.

He does not lie beside her in the morning.
The memories of his kind voice ring
throughout her scattered thoughts.

When will this illicit love be sanctified?
Recognized by official decree?
Will God grant union to wayward love?






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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 10:37:00 PM
    I like this a lot.

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 7:05:00 PM
    I thoroughly enjoyed this. Thank you.

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 6:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Wayne

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 5:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Wayne. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 1:26:00 PM
    I like the sense of frustration...guilt....other. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 10/12/2011 12:14:00 AM
    Congrats Wayne on the featured poem "Bright Mistress." Vince

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 9:10:00 PM
    again, the final stanza stands out for me, I must say you are adept at closing out a poem...

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 8:39:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Wayne. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

  1. Date: 9/10/2011 10:16:00 PM
    Deep one. Beautifully written. Well done Wayne. Hope to read more of your work. Love, Vie

  1. Date: 9/10/2011 6:25:00 PM
    He does not lie beside her in the morning. The memories of his kind vioce ring ..do u know how much it means to me ? I have become quite an addict; reading and reviewing ur beautiful works. You have my attention and adorations for the rest of my breath...