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The Sensual Scent of Summer

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The Sensual Scent of Summer

Coconut tropical oil 
Glistening on my skin
The scent intoxicates me
As I bask in the sun
And drink in the beauty
Of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea

It’s only for a short while
That I will lie here
And only because
I want to feel the power of the sun
As it makes love to my skin
Warming me and releasing
That summer scent

Soon I’ll dive into the water
Back to being "the dolphin"
The name I was given
For my prowess in the water
Swimming sets me free
I love the feel of my long black hair
Trailing in the water
Caressed by the gentle waves
I love driving in and out of the water
the feeling of total immersion
Of muted sound
Then slowly emerging
Head first
Shoulders
My breasts
I break through
The water trickling down

I lie back and float in the water
After a hand stand or two 
I need to let the sun
Kiss every possible inch of me
As the water buoys me up
Here I am not a foreign entity
A strange oddity
I am home
I feel strong, free
Confident
I own the water
I impress
As I glide along
Weightless
Beautiful

Yet, now, for a few precious moments
I need to smell the scent of coconut
I run my hand along my legs
Gliding smoothly
I rub in the droplets of water
My hands find no resistence
I love the coarsness of the sand
against my lower legs
I wiggle my toes
My nail polish
Peeks through
Reminding me
How glad I am to be a WOMAN
A Woman

I love the beach
The water
The sand
The sun
The sky
The waves
The feelings that this moment evokes in me
Dreamy thoughts
Sensual thoughts
The need for gratification

The scent of coconut always
Sends me to this special place
Of freedom
And so……..
Coconut conditioner for my hair
Coconut cream for my hands
Coconut flakes for my porridge
Desiccated coconut in my chocolate
Coconut body oil
The scent of coconut
Drives me mad
It releases in me
Ecstasy
Surges of confidence
In who I am
And what I can achieve
A woman glistening with 
the scent of love
And Fantasy
Poetry and dreams

You may laugh
And think,
“How superficial and silly
It’s just a scent”

But for me
It’s the scent of my womanhood
It’s the scent of my dreams
The scent of that “invincible summer”
In every winter day of my life
It is....the scent of me.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Sorry, but I didn't want to do too much editing on this one. I wanted it to wander, splish splash and be free, just like my thoughts on a summer day at the beach!

In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer- Albert Camus

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 12:42:00 AM

    Love it Eileen ;} Hawaiian Tropics coconut oil ;} I also have Moroccan hair conditioner , and coco-butter when I was young for scars. Awesome job on the wording. glad you liked my salvation ;} Mel Gibson got with the "wrong" girl. It's not always greener over the fence ;}

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 7/4/2013 2:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, dear...it isn't always greener over the fence. I'm sorry to hear that you had to use it for scars. I hope that all is well, and that you are happy, Debbie. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 7:29:00 AM

    Sexy, imaginative, & delicious. Embrace the heat, no matter what the season. Wonderfully done!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 7/1/2013 11:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOVELY LOVELY ADJECTIVES! Thanks, Drake! :)
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 7:15:00 AM

    I love the smell of coconut it makes me think of vacation. For me a vacation is not complete without the ocean. Nothing superficial about this poem, scents are very intregal to life. This is a lovely piece.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/1/2013 1:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Roger didn't do so well at Wimbledon this year.
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 7/1/2013 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) :) :) :) Wish you could see me smile, Richard. Yes, scents are an integral part of life. Funny how a certain scent helps you connect with a certain place, emotion, time....and person! That is why I like wearing a signature fragrance. For me, Elie Saab does the trick! :) I'm out of my coconut oil from Body Shop. :( Got to remedy that situation. We share a love for water, coconut scent, Roger Federer, and poetry...NOT BAD!
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 6:58:00 PM

    Eileen, relaxing, and fun. Thank you for sharing <3 ~SKAT~ <3

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 7/1/2013 11:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Thank you for reading, Skat. Pleased by your visit!
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 3:47:00 PM

    Coconut woman is calling out And everyday you can hear her shout Coconut woman is calling out And everyday you can hear her shout Get your coconut water, Man it's good for your daughter, Coco got a lotta iron, Make you strong like a lion,

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 7/1/2013 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Coconut Woman by Harry Belafonte, You Tube it. I'll think of you everytime I hear it now lol
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 6/30/2013 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There's actually a song like that? WOW! At first I thought you were just going a little....hmmmmm...well, don't know, exactly! :) HI RICHARD!!! Welcome. Nice visit! Hmmmmmm....like some coconut water/milk?
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/30/2013 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've still got this record on a 78, it's about warn out now though
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 6/30/2013 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This could have been written just for you. Take care, Richard
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 2:06:00 PM

    Love this Summer poem very much Eileen!A beauty from you.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 6/30/2013 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks ever so much, Kash. Changed my avatar to fit the poem. That;s me swimming my little heart out! Ah.....the beaches in Cyprus are known to be the cleanest in Europe. Unfortunately, the beaches in Lebanon aren't that clean! :( Going to CY SOON!!!