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The Prostitution of Her Love

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The Prostitution of Her Love

“I’m not a machine, you know.”
He says huskily 
As she places her chocolate tipped breast
Within inches of his lips
Tantalizing him
She just smiles, breastfeeding him
His treat
And leans back and sighs 
As he gorges
On creamy chocolate ecstasy

Later, he wonders
About his insatiable wife
Wondering if he can keep up
With her little bedroom games
And trips into fantasy

Another day
He lies back in the
Exhaustion of fulfillment
About to close his eyes
When he hears her weeping
Trying to stifle her sobs

Should he pretend he doesn’t hear?
He is so tired
She quiets down
And before sleep claims him
He hears her whisper
“When you make love to me
That’s the only time
The only time….
You really SEE me
For those few moments
I feel that your world revolves around me
That you NEED me
To be fulfilled
The only time
You're the man you used to be
The one dying to possess me
And so I prostitute my love for you…
Hoping in these moments
To feel…..alive”

Before he can respond
She's gone
And he looks up at the ceiling and wonders
How life has changed him
His other friends complain
About their frigid wives and dull lives
So unlike his
He is fortunate
And yet…
He remains in bed
Staring at the ceiling

She cries softly on the couch
Feeling broken, used
Just a receptacle for his need
While she remains empty
She fingers her phone
Thinking of the invitation there
Very casual
A shared cup of coffee
Nothing more, and yet
She reads the real invitation
In the depth of his eyes
When he looks at her
She wipes her tears as she thinks of fidelity and promises…

He walks into the living room
Suddenly shy
She tries to cover her body
With her red see through lingerie
Her black hair covering her mascara streaked eyes

He kneels down in front of her
Pushing away her hair
His eyes searching hers
And holding them for a moment
Tilting her chin up, his lips cover hers
With a gentle longing
She gasps for breath
Shocked at the tears gathering in his eyes
His voice barely reaches her ears…
“Will you be my wife?”
She tries to draw him to her
But he takes a hold of her outstretched hand
And helps her to her feet
Gently leading her to the bedroom

And night turns to day
As he makes love to his wife
Satiating her soul
Realizing her every fantasy
He says all the things he’s felt, but never said
As he ravishes her…
His woman, his bride, his wife

The mid-morning sun
Caresses her face
And she awakens
To find herself
Where she’s always longed to be…
Nestled safely
In her husband's arms

E Ghali
05/20/03

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  1. Date: 7/14/2014 1:41:00 AM
    The woman in this poem is everything I've ever wanted in a Partner, the ending is everything I've ever wanted to be for the woman I love, a woman I'd be lost without Eileen. A woman who needs every inch of my body, every glimmer of my soul. A woman who is sexual, intellectual, and durable ecstacy. You're so wild, and worthy of devotion. This poem makes me dream. J.A.B. another FAV.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/14/2014 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's beautiful to dream, Justin. Some dreams do come true. I hope that you find the one you are looking for...someone who will adore and worship you truly, for I believe that you are deserving. Thank you for visiting me...and taking time to read...and ponder...and comment. I'm touched.
  1. Date: 5/22/2013 3:32:00 PM
    'His woman, his bride, his wife - As he ravishes her.' Yes, forever and always, when two are twined, in truth as light, his beautiful bride. I do love your wonderful poetry. So much passion heart and soul. You are amazing. I am going to favour your treasures, and your verse. Love, John

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/22/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, John. I'm glad that you liked this one. Even more happy that you enjoy my work! :) Thanks you for this visit!
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 11:22:00 AM
    i like this one. It's written well - JH

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/22/2013 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, JH. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the visit.
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 7:26:00 AM
    Simply beautiful, Eileen. You've got the gift. Awesome write, my friend. Licia :-)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/22/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Licia...how sweet of you to say that! :) I love gifts....Thanks for the visit and enjoy your gift as well! :)
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 5:55:00 AM
    Absolutely stunning piece of writing.... Rate 7 for sure!! XOXO

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/22/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW! Thanks, Guru Jad. I'm honored with the high marks!
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 2:57:00 PM
    Eileen, this should be made into a manual for all men to read before their marriage. It is a marvelous poem (prose?) well, whatever, I really enjoyed it. GREAT work!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/22/2013 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea! I do appreciate your visit and comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the read! The only problem is men don't usually like to read marriage manuals! ;) Oh well....
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 11:05:00 AM
    One more thing...your title for this poem is amazing!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/20/2013 12:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you approve, Caleb. :)
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 11:04:00 AM
    Also, I'm so honored that your English students will be reading my work....can't tell you how flattered I am by that.....:)...Caleb's happy face. Oh, and I got a kick out of the picture comment...hehe

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/20/2013 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I WILL show them a pic of you! They need to know the BOLD and the BEAUTIFUL also have deep feelings that need addressing! :) It's MY honor to share your work.
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 10:59:00 AM
    This has everything...steamy, emotional,...just fantastic, Eileen!...I didn't know WHAT kind of ride I was in for after that first stanza...haha...I'm pleasantly pleased.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/20/2013 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm pleasantly pleased that you're pleasantly pleased! :) Thanks ever so much for the support! I appreciate it! :)
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 10:51:00 AM
    This is spectacular and emotionly riveting.well done Eileen

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/20/2013 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) I'm very moved by your praise, Richard.
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:30:00 AM
    - A poem that is written skillfully, Eileen .... good finish line! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/20/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Anne Lise! Glad you liked it! I love your visits and sweet posts. :)
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:09:00 AM
    soup Mail

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/20/2013 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Back at ya! :)
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:01:00 AM
    What a ride. Quite the strong ending. A very, very catchy title.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/20/2013 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Drake....how happy you came to visit. :) Your insights are always so useful. Please...feel free to give me pointers....I will accept them from you! :)
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 8:42:00 AM
    "*.#" Gazing Into Her Eyes A Light He Finds Anew As, Together They Climb This Stairway Unto The Stars Her Angels Rejoicing Singing, 'Somewhere, Over The Rainbow, Bluebirds Fly, Ow Why, Ow Why, Can't I ... 'Beautiful! === My Love, Jasper *

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/20/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jasper, eh? ;) Nice to hear from you with your unique, one of a kind posts, my dear. I'm glad that you enjoyed this. :)
  1. Date: 5/20/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Nice, Eileen, all is well that ends well, hope you are fine :) Jag

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/20/2013 11:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the visit, Jag! Always good to hear from a friend.