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On Fidelity

                  On fidelity 

The heart, simplistic, gnawed if left exposed
Be covered, shuttered thus pinfold enclosed
Is certain that the fairer, man will draw
And ipso facto balance will restore
With ego’s filled to full capacity
That rip the very fabric; chastity

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  1. Date: 10/24/2013 7:31:00 AM
    Fidelity: the promise that, unfortunately, few are able to keep! Captivating and deep!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/27/2013 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Demetrios, unfortunately, you are so right, thanks for your comment
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 11:00:00 AM
    wow! Richard, such a behavior that quickly removes the strong will..... I really don't know what to say.. "My heart is true" that's all I'm gonna say... LOL,,, please do not hate my comment... xox~ LINDA

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/27/2013 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL I don't hate my Sweet Dark Friend, in fact I love your comment and how you got all tongue twisted haha
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:25:00 AM
    the heart of any good relationship excellent pen Richard and Ty for enjoying Black Stetson congrats on a fine win Shadow x smile

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/27/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hiya Linda, Thank you for the comment, your Black Stetson was a great read
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:33:00 PM
    I am glad that you wrote this poem. To me fidelity is everything. it should work both ways - not just for men. Thanks for reading my poem. I wrote it thinking of things my husband used to tell me... Good night.... Lucilla

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/27/2013 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lucy, I appreciate your words as always
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Wishing you had a lot more poems for me to see. I sure do appreciate all of mine that you commented to!!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/21/2013 8:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As I've told you before Andrea, I'm a slow writer, don't have that gift of proliferation. I spend more time on comments, which I really enjoy doing, but you are right, I should put more concentration into writing.
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 3:49:00 PM
    fidelity is so important. Good topic for your poem, my friend.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/21/2013 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Pleased to see you agree haha Thank you Petal
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Good afternoon Richard, I hope you are enjoying your afternoon.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/21/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rick, I always try at enjoy, no matter what I'm doing, hope your days are joyful ones too
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 2:25:00 PM
    intruiging, richard... ahh, fidelity is the true sign of manhood.. hormones may jump, but men can just stay put, lol... fine job!..:)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/21/2013 8:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Love the humour in this reply Nette lol. Thank you so much for this comment
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 5:44:00 PM
    If most men put the same effort into keeping their woman as they did in pursuing her more relationships would remain intact. Great poem and I am enjoying the comments.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/20/2013 8:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're right in what you say there Rick. I too have enjoyed the comments on this one, been very interesting. Thank you
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 5:12:00 PM
    Me be taking no chances. Me heart be securely hinged. Lovely poetry, Rich-Heart. By the by, I like your new avatar. I hope your weekend is a good one. Licia :-)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/20/2013 8:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's right Sis, wet those hinges well, get em right rusted, that should do the trick. Thanks at avatar, like your new one too, at first glance I thought Queen Victoria had joined the soup but soon realised it wasn't as you're way prettier
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Really enjoyed your poem Richard...one to contemplate.......

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/20/2013 8:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear dear Donna, you need to contemplate? haha I'm just kidding yer darlin :) Many thanks for your comment
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 12:49:00 PM
    Mr Seal...This is an interesting read indeed. Chastity belts were the thing way back when to keep young ladies or married ladies...out of trouble...WOW! Wasn't the emphasis on the wrong place? Women always...MOSTLY...get the blame, as men are deemed to be sheep led to the slaughter....Society forgets that for most men, it is just an act...for most women it is an affair of the heart...The key to keeping those vows is nurture and fulfilling needs. We are, after all....human!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/20/2013 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I don’t share the view that women are to blame, most women know exactly what men are. Women have their own set of motives, for some it is just the excitement and the sex, for those where it is an affair of the heart, they fall in love and they are out to get that man, whether he’s married or not. And yes many a lamb has been led to the slaughter but in the end, the blame lies with him. I agree entirely with last part of your comment. .
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 11:46:00 AM
    I believe that the vows of marriage were created so that in those dark times of lustful ego's fantasies, we can remember those promises made. In the long run, we can derive much satisfaction from keeping our promises and remaining chaste. Very nice poem, Richard. hugs, Catie :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/20/2013 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Catie, have you noticed how much more important our vows become every time we're invited to another wedding. Likes your comment thank you
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:15:00 AM
    Yes castity can easily be ripped and fidelity betrayed if our ego takes over our dignity and lust takes over love..excellent!!tnks for stopping by my humble verse

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/20/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hiya Charmy, excellent comment thank you, and dear lady your verse is far from humble
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 8:27:00 AM
    - Bravo, Richard ..... this was skillfully written! - Have a enjoyable Sunday. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/20/2013 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne Lise, much appreciatye your comment. You too at enjoy your Sunday
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 8:15:00 AM
    Interesting work penned..Ego can play havoc on our well being..If we could but get self out of the way life would be a lot better..Sara

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 10/20/2013 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree Sara, but we are all selfish to a point, controlling that is the key, thanks for your input, interesting point you make