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The gentleman who liked mangos

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The gentleman who liked mangos

Down by Bliss Street where the frangipanis bask,
And the Goddess of Love has put up her tent,
Lives a gentleman with fire in his eyes and cats in his kitchen.
Oh of course I will tell you he's an angel if you ask,
And his magic lies in the making of enchantment,
Why then do dark clouds cover my silent sun?

We will sing together and dance in a fury of touch,
Like the wind does when a storm comes passed,
We will laugh and joke and taste wine in gentle sips,
And that won't matter much,
Because as you might have guessed,
Love has taken me and kissed me on the lips.

Time has curled up on her couch like a Siamese cat,
Yet he still loves mangos and a foot massage at night,
Perhaps God finally got it right,
When he touched his finger and tipped his hat,
And he walked out into the light,
Why then do dark cobwebs trap me in fright?

By the sea of blue and the grass so green,
He will lay his head on my shoulder and hum,
And all the dark clouds will drift away,
The cobwebs will vanish forever,
In the dark I will find my way,
And finally..finally...finally,
The bells repeating in my brain will cease,
And I will be able to breathe again.

Oh gentleman of Bliss Street dance for me once more,
Before the candles in my lonely church are lit,
Come with me and sway upon the dance floor,
And I will read a poem and gently massage your soul,
And the red fire of enchantment will burn forever more.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2013 4:39:00 AM
    there is much to admire in this poem - "time has curled up on her couch like a siamese cat" being just one brilliant line of many - it's a powerful write, reminiscent of the great anne sexton

    Tunke Avatar Catherine Tunke
    Date: 4/15/2013 3:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you that is praise indeed. I'm sure I don't deserve it. I'll try to read your work soon
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Your an excellent write, really enjoyed reading your poem, a big welcome from me to you xxx

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 8:46:00 PM
    This is simple awesome,,,,, I love it ;} going into my fav's . you have a great day Catherine ;}

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 9:00:00 PM
    An alluring romantic tone...strong character descriptions...appreciated your very first posting.

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:19:00 PM
    Catherine, congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Keep the good verses coming... take care & good night :-) PD

    Tunke Avatar Catherine Tunke
    Date: 11/28/2012 1:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kind sir.
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 10:49:00 AM
    Best I've read in awhile. I really enjoyed your colorful metaphors.

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 11:05:00 AM
    It is Good as an Elegy of Love Lost and Love's disappointments. I know of many women and men,who still search for the everlasting bond,of two in love,always.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 8:26:00 AM
    Please, look at those comments on Leonards poem again, and then feel free to read my poem Love and Lust. It might put somethings into perspective for you. And I by no means mean to be rude, just to add a new perspective. Though, I suppose if I were rude it wouldnt be very new to you, for the comment you left was of the utmost disrespect. So I implore you to go appologize.

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 5:49:00 AM
    excellent write Catherine...best wishes

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:17:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Catherine - hope you get much pleasure to share your poems here with us. - You write very well, looking forward to reading more in the future. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 10:07:00 PM
    Very interesting. I enjoyed this poem. You Paint a nice picture here.

    Tunke Avatar Catherine Tunke
    Date: 11/8/2012 12:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you kind sir you are a gentleman and a scholar