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Playing With Fire

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Playing With Fire

When I met her I knew she was fire
She was way too hot for me to hold
There I hovered within her orbit
If I stayed close I wouldn't be cold

She captured my imagination
A long legged beauty beyond compare
All her curves in the right places 
A pretty face with long flowing hair

Pappa said I shouldn't play with fire
Otherwise I would surely be burned
The day I finally found my courage
I received this scar that I have earned

The thing about a beautiful woman
She gets hit on almost every day
The heat that I felt was turned to ice
She turned around and walked away

At seventeen, I was way too young
I was like a moth caught in her flame
When it came to playing with fire
I didn't know the rules to the game

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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 4:31:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/10/2013 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dr. Ram
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 5:57:00 PM
    Richard, , Thanks for understanding and having patience with me. I'm sending hugs from the bottom of my heart. I am very sorry I kept all my winning poems on standby. LOL, Had a MAD headache. wink! wink! .... Congratulations.... If you have time, please enjoy my Hot & Cute blog.. Called. "Fire Sister." take care and enjoy this win -- xox.LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/9/2013 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will check it out Linda. Merry Christmas to you. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Another TKO Richard! Lol The thing about 17 year old boys is they're pretty resilient ;)

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


    That is true*lol* I did keep trying. ;0)
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:27:00 AM
    We probably all got burned a time or two in our younger days. This is a lovely nostalgic write.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/1/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Monterey.
  1. Date: 11/28/2013 2:38:00 PM
    perhaps she had a rough life at home and couldn't play the game at the time... good job with this write, it flowed smoothly!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/29/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sandra.
  1. Date: 11/28/2013 10:33:00 AM
    nice flow Rick and romantically sensual good write Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/29/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow.
  1. Date: 11/28/2013 10:25:00 AM
    ahha, gotcha, rich.. seems someone wants to relive his younger days!... deliriously handled... enticed!.. huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/29/2013 9:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hugs Back Nette.
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 5:40:00 AM
    - We learn as long as we live ..... however, do not play with the fire of love. - A nice poem Richard. - Good luck in the contest! - Have a lovely day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/27/2013 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the luck Anne Lise.
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 3:22:00 AM
    Oh Richard..... :( I can't believe she burned ya! It should have been the other way around......Crazy woman! GRRRRRRR.....Oh well, live and learn. FANTASTIC write. Love your work!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/27/2013 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen. :o)
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 12:58:00 AM
    Playing with fire at seventeen, haha. Please give once over "to" in the second line "too hot" as it is for the contest.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/27/2013 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oops, thanks for spotting it.