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A two-legged canvass
in crimsons and blues
dragons ginormous
and suchlike tattoos

Diamonds and rare gems 
that shimmer and shine
flowers on long stems 
with sleek strokes and lines

Exciting ones hid
in crannies and nooks
all that's forbid;
condemned by the Book

Exposed on the outside
pleasing to prudes
on out-of-sight hide
erotica and nudes


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  1. Date: 12/1/2013 3:21:00 AM

    This is very lovely and very entertaining poem my dear friend Licia! So love it and enjoyed. TYSM for sharing! My hearty congratulations on your super win! love lots and biggest hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 9:36:00 PM

    what a cool poem on tattoos. Congrats. I am glad to see this one.

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 6:19:00 PM

    Creative descriptions. Congrats, Delysia!

  1. Date: 11/29/2013 1:41:00 PM

    Delysia, congratulations, a creative teis on the theme!

  1. Date: 11/29/2013 11:40:00 AM

    Your rhythm and rhyme, terse but sublime. Congrats.

  1. Date: 11/29/2013 4:53:00 AM

    Congrats on the win, Delysia

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 3:59:00 AM

    delysia..Awesome...Tattoo..Tattoo...I would like to add a people could "read " me better...I had thought about getting one once, but obviously sobered up too your style of which you write..

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 10:14:00 PM

    What a wonderfully witty poem on the subject of tattoos. Love the last stanza.

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 8:21:00 PM

    Wow....tattoos in every place in this write......great artistic poem.

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 10:08:00 PM

    nicely done,,, some people think their body is a canvas ;}

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 10:50:00 PM

    Nice one.

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 5:36:00 PM

    Very clever poems. On topics I would never think to write about. For a brief moment our paths cross on an open highway where lane changing is allowed. Good work.

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 2:30:00 PM

    Boy, don't you call them tattooes, they are skin illustrations! This reminds me of the short story written by the late Ray Bradbury.

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:35:00 AM

    Very nice work

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:36:00 PM

    Well done indeed. I may have to get myself a couple of tattoos, maybe of the hidden variety... Jack

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:53:00 AM

    I absolutely love this poem! :) Well done, my lady!

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:33:00 PM

    Well this is nicely done "fav's" I do wonder what everybody will say when their tats start sagging LOL. I do thank you for reading my I'll say good - by. I was 18 when I wrote it. The boy was not happy when I said I didn't want to hang out anymore. ,, I like your poem ;}

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 4:24:00 PM

    Just got an email of people with tattoos, not one inch of skin showed. This is top notch poetry as you bring out the hidden and what's showing. Enjoyed this so much Lysia. Thanks for your nice visit! :)

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:17:00 AM

    i too sport a tattoo that i got on my 18th bday. this write was wonderful, witty and enjoyable. thanks for sharing. randy

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 8:05:00 PM

    Delysia, a nice way of tattooing the images of the art hidden and not hidden. I don't like the ones that are to exposed... love your poem...Linda

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 7:55:00 PM

    Smooth lines alongside the scribe of the Tattooist, Nice piece Delysia. Have a lovely weekend :)

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 2:57:00 AM

    Wonderful descriptives on Tattoos, atristically written. Enjoyed this as I have two myself :)-- inside of both my wrists. Wondered if you had?

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 12:22:00 PM

    exquisite, Delysia! keep on keepin' on...

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 10:43:00 AM

    Loved this all through Delysia, especially the second staza, they're my kind of tattoos lol. Thanks for the comments left on my effort. Take care, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 4:57:00 PM

    wonderful write Delysia

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 1:06:00 PM

    - Yes, it's been very popular - Some are very nice but many are cruel - Nice poem Delysia, like it. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 11:43:00 PM

    Good write on the millions of decorated bodies rick

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:33:00 AM

    An interesting subject. I often ask myself why tattoos have become so popular these days? This poem hits on a variety of issues associated with this art form.

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 1:06:00 PM

    Such a fun and smooth poem. Next up are tongue piercings.

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 8:04:00 AM

    Lysia, I can relate to this one because I'm one of those who succumbed to a tattoo artist many years ago. Now I wish I hadn't! It's a rose and heart on my chest (in honor of my mother, named Rose) but now its beginning to fade and I no longer possess that once handsome physique that made it more attractive back then. Another one of my many "young & dumb" mistakes. Still, GREAT little poem and Soup Mail my friend...Terry