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The Scoundrel's Game

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The Scoundrel's Game

A yearning for affection and romance can cause one’s getting scorched by passions’ flame. Love blooms if it is given a fair chance, but some attempt to play the scoundrel’s game! A tender soul can be bamboozled by the man who has an inner soul of ice. The love that he professes is his lie, and cherishing himself alone - his vice. The one he lured will struggle to maintain her doomed relationship with him; she’s torn! The taste of love once sweet turns into pain, for what she offers is returned with scorn. Abominations always will exist. Take care one's not a scoundrel you have kissed! For Dictionary fun....#1...Delilah's Words! Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 10:09:00 PM

    I see from the comments that this was a winner. Congratulations. I can see why. It flows so well and has a great message.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 9:38:00 AM

    A sad reality depicted in a vivid way; rare are gifted poets like you who can express the pain with a cathartic result...Thanks for sharing, dear Andrea!...Helped healing some still bleeding old scars! And above all that, we keep faith; God bless you and your family for a very happy new year! Big hugs, Hanitra

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:28:00 PM

    I like that sonnet a lot. Besides haikus I write sonnets sometimes. Actually it was Robert Carson a creative writing teacher that introduce me to haikus and sonnets. I've been hooked on haikus ever since. Thanks for all your comments. Yes, the Nimitz is an aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. I served onboard it right after highschool. Happy New Year!!

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 2:05:00 PM

    I had not seen that you had already won in this. Congratulations. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 2:01:00 PM

    Not everyone is a Scoundrel, but a lot of them are. We just have to be careful. Good luck in the contest. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 5:50:00 PM

    Congrats Andrea on your awesome win! Hugs

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 9:33:00 AM

    Congratz on your win dear Andrea, they are lovely :D - hug, Yanny

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 5:14:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning place Andy love, I enjoyed this first time as well xx

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:44:00 AM

    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 3:30:00 PM

    A well deserved win poem, congratulations. -A poem to be proud of, very well written. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:27:00 PM

    U wrote in the most difficult way, Andrea...how in the world did u pull of a sonnet? I am completely impressed!!! Great job on a most difficult challenge! :)

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:20:00 PM

    Great poem, excellent win.

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 1:34:00 PM

    Andrea... love the "Dictionary fun" here.... Congratulations (-: always~&~forever :-) PD

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 7:58:00 AM

    Wow! versatile Andrea you did just great with all those words for the contest. Awesome sonnet.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 10:30:00 AM

    Yep another awesome write my friend. Is mystic rose our Vie using another name? Anyway here 3 poems are awesome. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 6:36:00 AM

    A poetry written in perfect steady hand from a steady loving heart, awesome piece Andrea, a fav your beauty, love vie

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 12:57:00 PM

    OH..NO..." the scoundrel strikes again.) Well put piece Andrea; hope you do well in the contest..!

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 8:54:00 AM

    Perfectly said, my sweet friend. It's the reality of scoundrel's life. Good luck always, and loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 7:53:00 AM

    Very insightful... great poem... Terry

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 2:03:00 PM

    powerful write indeed, my friend

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 11:13:00 AM

    you did a great job with this Andrea.....awesome....

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 10:54:00 AM

    "The love that he professes is his lie, and cherishing himself alone - his vice." Great line Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 8:00:00 AM

    Sounds a little like someone i use to know...except this guy didn't have a 'A soul of ice.' on the contrary...he was always HOT to trot.and just came by the 'Scoundrel' label by attrition! You write these sonnets as smooth as silk.

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 11:24:00 PM

    Sound advice I'm sure, Andrea. "Scoundrel" sounds like an ominous word! Often paraphrased as dirty rotten scoundrel...seedy scud..oh, yank off their villianous mustaches!!:)) Joking :) No pansy advice happening here. Have missed reading your writes. Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 3:39:00 PM

    Wow Andrea....this is awesome! Going to add this one to my faves. Hugs

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 3:15:00 PM

    great job with abunch of words which didn't really go togther LOL GREAt job. Light and Love

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 1:00:00 PM

    Love em' and leave em' and kick em' to the curb. The soul sucking sleaze bag doesn't understand the verb. :) Forever's fool is just a tool with eyes that ogle and lips that drool. Making love to the man in the mirror. Blindly thinking that he is still cool. Carly Simon knows. :)

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 12:45:00 PM

    Hi Andrea brilliant stuff, good luck in the contest, although this seems like another winner to me, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 9:37:00 AM

    OK--you got me! I am laughing because this is really very insightful and cute. I like words like scorched, bamboozled and scoundrel; and you fit them in so easily. Andrea, very seldom do I get a reaction like yours to some of my own work. You really made me feel appreciated. I have read many of your poems and am always in awe of how easy you make this appear. Thank-you.

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 9:21:00 AM

    just love your sonnet, Andrea...

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