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Her Longing Heart Seeks Love's Relief

Her Longing Heart Seeks Love's Relief	
         Pretty young lady, my how you steal the show 
how many admiring eyes look back at you? 
Perhaps a secret admirer is gazing back you know  
longing to be in your private booth too. 
        With that handy fan hiding your shy smiles 
you're features are an enticing mystery.
Clever use of your female charms or wiles 
denying him such an early discovery. 

What of the high stage, you alone dare grace, 
could your setting look more like a throne, 
or your beauty reveal more of a loving face, 
while desiring you, should he walk out alone? 

Alas! Society restricts such daring bold acts. 
Yet, a longing mind can always find some way,  
to defeat the prudish rules society enacts  
she's sure there's time to steal away to kiss and play!

Robert J. Lindley, 1- 10-2016

Painting number six
Poem number six,  Ekphrasis (rhyme)
Inspired by- the painting
(Theater, by Mary Cassatte 1879)
Debbie Guzzi's 10 for 10 challenge
Ekphrastic: Writing on Art and Art on Writing  [this site ACCEPTS reprints]

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Date: 1/10/2016 5:40:00 PM
Beautiful rhyme Robert:-) Kudos to you all for attempting this challenge:-) hugs Jan xx
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/10/2016 7:09:00 PM
Thanks my friend. It has turned out to be a great boon for me. And Debbie's helpful advice/editing a great learning experience! She is a pleasure to work with and a very giving person..