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While Languishing

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While Languishing

While languishing, I find myself (again)
forlornly wandering into this room.
I spy the one for which I have a yen,
but merely watching cannot quell my gloom.

A blue, like robins’ eggs, and cherry red,
the colors of her roses that entice,
adorn the velvet sheet of white that’s spread
upon this temptress, stimulus for vice.

I know I should be strong and never start,
but like some rodent crazed, I want to crawl
my way into that center creamy part,
then wallow there and feel no guilt at all.

But since I'm sweetly beckoned, I partake,
my diet foiled by luscious birthday cake.


(An oldie to post since I am not inspired enough
lately to write for any contest)

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  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:23:00 PM
    nice one............... skat

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 2:53:00 PM
    Andrea congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 5:17:00 PM
    For this you get double congrats... One for the hormones and one for the hunger ..... Love ya, girl....Jake

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 5:17:00 PM
    a nice win... PD

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 1:52:00 PM
    lol, love this witty one - and glad to see your inspiration returned, my friend

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:45:00 AM
    And so the saga continues. Temptation attacks all your sinues. What else could you do but to eat till your blue. Tomorrow, you can worry about the thin you.

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 1:44:00 PM
    Lovely (and cake-sweet). It is a very good sonnet, with carefully chosen vocabulary and smart attack-lines. Very well written! 'Tips hat' 7 times! :)

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 12:24:00 PM
    Ha...go ahead and indulge, Andrea...it's good for ya!...;)

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Now you're talking my kind of languish lol. I could not help but notice this was about food again Petal. If you need inspiration, how about a bun fight or custard pie throwing and consider the cleaning up. I'd write about that but would probably get chucked out the soup lol. BTW great kicker on this superb write. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Andrea, this is so cute! Love the twist at the end. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 11:43:00 AM
    Under certain circumstances something can't be done as forced by the situation what is beautifully worded in the last line. Thanks...,loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 8:45:00 AM
    A sonnet about a birthday cake!!! You're too much... the drama is so cunningly developed right up to the final three words. BRAVO Andrea!! Best wishes, Keith

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 6/16/2013 11:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANK YOU. From some of the responses this one got, I wasn't sure if a few of the poets even really read it!!!
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 3:52:00 AM
    Excellent sonnet as always my dear friend Andrea. Not for a contest but still a winner! Cheers! Thanks for sharing and your stopping by! Big big hugs to you! Have a great weekend! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 1:44:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Andrea!Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 11:05:00 PM
    A skilfully crafted sonnet Andrea.Well done!

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Wow, I know exactly what a sweet tooth feels like, I think I have like twenty of them unfortunately! You have masterfully woven an awesome creation with this tremendous write! I really enjoyed reading this lovely poem this evening! What a fun & truthful(to me as well) piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 7:41:00 PM
    Sweet work here. I am really enjoying the two chapbooks you sent me! Hope you aare having a good day! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 7:24:00 PM
    always love your work.didnt even place in the give peace a chance contest.thanks for the visit.Colleen

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Andrea think of it as a creative pause. You'll be back in full swing. I enjoyed the image you conveyed in the poem. Frosting is the best part of a cake. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 4:38:00 PM
    I am thrilled to read, old, new, anything written by you.

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