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Watching Him Watching Her

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Below is the poem entitled Watching Him Watching Her which was written by poet Joe Flach. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Watching Him Watching Her

She stood in front of the mirror, not liking what she sees
He watched from behind the door, seeing what he likes
She turned from side to side; hoping different angles would help her shape
He watched with excited eyes; each new angle shaping his hope

She rubbed lotion all over her body, to keep her young and smooth
His jeans were getting tighter, just begging to be removed

She touched the parts about which he fantasized, slowly closing her eyes
He had to let his growing manhood out, now grown to twice its size

She knew he was there
He knew that she knew
He really didn’t care
She watched as he grew

She made sure that he could see her, though she did not let him in
From the reflection in the mirror she saw him watching her watching him

He wished her hands were his and that his hands were hers
She applied more of the lotion letting out a pleasurable purr

They climaxed apart together; never acknowledging the other one
He went to the guest room shower, having finished what she begun
She stood in front of the mirror, thinking; perhaps it’s not so bad
As long as it does that to him, I guess I can still be glad

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  1. Date: 1/9/2014 12:22:00 PM

    Yikes Joe!! lol I'm hoping he was just caught off guard by a cracked door rather than just being a complete perv LOL. Good grief Joe!! It's all I can say right now...whew

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 9:50:00 PM

    Well, I'm really torn up about all this mess. Now my wife always looks in the closet before hand.... All the thrill is gone.... As they say in France ..... Such Is Life...... Jake

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 9:21:00 PM

    Continued: with a P.S. everyone knows if you attach (adults only) to you poem. You are only inviting curious minds like children and young adults. Think about it. That is the truth. US adults are full of this reality and will pass up such a title by choice. However, a young mind will be curious and click on the poem. So ask yourself whom are you really inviting to read this adult rated poem? In which invites a full image to the wild imagination. There is nothing discreet about this poem. It is what it is a sex poem unrestrained. Please do not get me wrong it is a very lovely poem. By the way, I love the poem. Thank you for the invite to your poem by posting it. Love SandyIvy

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 9:10:00 PM

    Way to go Joe! I love the sex scene in your poem the imagery in your poem is perfectly two partners having safe sex ":-) JOKE. I can relate to the poem in some kind of way. My husband and I love having sex. My body is perfect for him I love touching myself with or without him. About 2 months ago, he caught me with my fingers in the cookie jar in my room. Unlike your poem, he joins and acknowledges my masturbation. I am glad he decided to help me out after walking in and finding me with my legs wide open in front of my mirror. We had tons of fun pleasuring one another. After our climax, we both hit the same shower. Joe, it was very nice reading this erotic poem. A very vivid picture no one should be ashamed of his or her body when it comes to pleasure. This world is all about sex. Bad or good, it sells. Your poem moved me in a way I want to read it again. SandyIvy

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 3:07:00 PM

    soup mail

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/9/2014 12:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry Debbie, but I did not see a problem with his poem. Though I would not want a stranger watching me, that is the beauty of a poem like this. He could be whomever I chose...including my husband, waiting for our promised time.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/5/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'd leave off the last three lines [too much information] let the poem end with the climax's
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/5/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There are no obscene, or vulgar words here, so no profanity [swearing, cursing, coarse language, foul speech, strong language, dirty words, 'cussing', bad words, bad language, adult language,] as to whether or not its vulgar [Making explicit and offensive reference to sex or bodily functions] .
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/5/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BOY is that subjective? Perhaps, the woman caring for herself and not her man is striking a sour note? Who know but there are quite a few this blantant where the poet gets applaudes
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 5:06:00 PM

    Im glad you didnt get upset for my opinion, Joe. Now, a Rubenesque comment: ...only twice its size!! Poor guy! : D Have a great evening!

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/9/2014 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    RUBEN!! LOL YOOUUUU need a censor!! Hello again Ruben ;)
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 3:23:00 PM

    I wouldn't call this pornography, it's erotica, and my only slight criticism (in a well meaning way) is that one or two lines may possibly be a little overstated (?) I don't agree with censoring and policing another person's art, I'm all in favour of freedom of creative expression, and you have clearly labelled the poem with a warning so people have the choice whether they read it or not...

    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/4/2013 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your input Charlotte. That thin line we sometimes walk, I guess, is thinner for some than it is for others. I try to be respectful of what might offend someone else - that is why I labeled the poem ADULTS ONLY. In hindsight, that may have been more of a magnet than a warning.
    Puddifoot Avatar Charlotte Puddifoot Date: 1/4/2013 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I myself have posted several erotic poems and I'm no stranger to controversy on the site (someone was very offended by my 'moors murderous' poem) but I guess we cannot please everybody all the time...
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 2:31:00 PM

    Well....no, not porn at all. I think that the second line in the third stanza instead of adding is subtracting...but this is just my humble opinion. Ruben.

    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/4/2013 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Humble or otherwise, your opinion is valued Ruben. I may be able to tone it down some more - but want to sleep on the idea first. Thanks for taking time to share your opinion.
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 2:01:00 PM

    To be honest Joe, there is nothing over suggestive in your poem. The writer writes what he thinks is appropriate to him/her at the time. On reflection, some poets re-look their work and tweak accordingly. I've written some similar poems on here, and in no way do I feel as if I'm advertising anything other than poetry to my thoughts. There is no reason for you to feel guilty in expressing an idea, reality or what ever into words. I like it, if you write more, I'll read. Happy New Year :)

    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/4/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    James, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on this issue. I appreciate your input.
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 12:07:00 PM

    *cont'd* If the moral police push for more stringent censorship, the pros and cons for and against, are very complex. Within the core guidelines of censorship, when themes such as sexuality are filtered, religious themes should also be so. Would the religious writers on PS agree? Because of my views on censorship, if I don't fully agree on all themes, such as Christian based poems stating that gays should be stoned to death(read it here 2 weeks ago), it is part of the freedom of expression.

    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/4/2013 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Chris, I understand. It's funny how the topic of sex can cause so much discomfort and anxiety. Sometimes, I like to try to push the envelop a bit and can be guilty of pushing a bit too far at times. If others think that is the case in this instance, I am not against removing the poem. But, I don't take kindly to being bullied into doing so. Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts on this issue. I respect and am often fascinated with your points of view.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/4/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Joe, I might not have used the word 'fervor' properly. In general there is a bit of a fervor amongst certain conservative people who don't want to see sexuality expressed in poems posted on PS. Some of the reasoning is that children may read said poems. Which is why I think radio filter buttons are a great idea. But really, wot type of irresponsible adult gives a child free reign on the internet? There are MANY more people than some might want to acknowledge, who enjoy reading sexuality in poetry. And yes, the comment left below can easily be much more offensive than all of your poems put together, and certainly undermines the 'cause' with hypocritical intent.
    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/4/2013 12:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Chris, I wasn't aware I had offended anyone - thanks for bringing this to my attention - that is never my intent. I am sorry Nathan felt the need to lash out such as he did - unfortanutely for him, I think that only hurts the cause he was trying to take up. A fervor is not caused by a single shouter - we shall see if others feel the same as Nathan. If so, I can remove the poem to keep the peace. Thanks for your support.
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 11:58:00 AM

    *cont'd* -- I don't agree with the censorship of the arts, so maybe it is time for PS to have radio buttons that denote poems as being adult, etc. This way, if a reader feels offended by wholesome and natural things such as sexuality, the reader, via their account settings, can choose if certain types of poems even show up on their reading list or not. I for one don't need a self-appointed moral police to label and to judge those of us who enjoy writing and reading about sexuality in poetry.

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 11:53:00 AM

    Hullo, Joe. I see this poem has sparked a debate regarding whether sexuality should or should not be included in poems posted here on PS. I don't think Nathan's comment below of: "what the fuck is this porn doing on a poetry site you pervert fuck", is exactly the way to go about it. Maybe if some of the details in this poem were more metaphorical(as an example only), this poem wouldn't have caused such a fervor? I support you on expressing sexuality in your poetry, for several different reasons.

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 9:47:00 AM

    what the hell is this porn doing on a poetry site

    Flach Avatar Joe Flach Date: 1/4/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for cleaning up your comment, Nathan. I understand that this poem may have gone over the top of your moral compass, I simply attempted to write a poem about a part of life that I find intriguing. I would not be offended if you simply decide to not read my poetry.
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 12:36:00 AM

    Very cleverly written I enjoyed reading. It's awesome to read something not so innocent

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:22:00 PM

    Even though I might not be an adult(lol), I read this poem regardless of the rating disclaimer on it. Aside from the most enjoyable theme, I liked how you merged rhyme into this free verse -- a great effect, Joe! I hope many more poems such as this one, come out of your thoughts and into fruition.

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:16:00 PM

    hot, hot, hot