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Shakespeare Could Have Cast You

You had me oblivious to your antics, 
as you hushed me tenderly by the creek 
into your hide and seekable 
soul-surrendering secret relief. 
There, you cottled me into softness 
with a simple chin caress, 
which continued to smooth 
the entire twisting course 
of my delicate remorse. 
My garments shifted 
away from their skin, 
slipped into the witnessing wind. 
You convinced me to sin 
so remarkably, so recklessly, 
for one worshipped glide 
of feigned intimacy. 
I bemoan my mixed senses 
behind the curtain of uncertainty. 
Romeo, if only I'd known you. 
If only I knew that  
your prestigious people-pleasing smile 
was practice for the play. 
That those granny pleasing manners
and Band-Aid banter
would soothe my soul to sleep.
That those jovial jokes 
and caramel coated coaxing 
would lead me quietly to the creek
where your meaty man hands would span 
the length of my virginity and beyond.  
That your chivalrous, chiseled chest 
and incandescent camper's scent 
would be compressed 
against my gentleness. 
By this indulgence 
I had relinquished your respect 
and you had tossed my trust. 
So dissolved the blending of lust, 
and with it the end of us. 
Your camouflaged fibs 
of forever love
would continue deep 
through the space in my ribs, 
into the closing scene. 
Romeo, so applause-worthy were you 
on your secret stage that 
Shakespeare could have cast you
just as you had cast me.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 10/8/2019 7:21:00 AM
Well penned, Juliet. Congrats on your worthy POTD.
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Date: 10/5/2019 8:21:00 AM
You captured my attention and held it through every syllable. A gripping write for sure. Tragic story. Excellent writing, in fact triumphant.
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Date: 9/30/2019 10:09:00 AM
I appreciate your kind comments everyone! When I first saw the acronym "POTD" I thought it said "PTSD" and I thought to myself, yeah it's almost like that.
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Date: 9/24/2019 7:55:00 AM
This is so delicious, you engaged all my senses. I can see why this is POTD. Congratulations!
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Date: 9/23/2019 11:58:00 PM
Oh my gosh ~ you did not skip a beat here with this sophisticated, yet in-your-face piece of writing. In the name of love, he played his game, always with his eye (or 'meaty man hands') on the prize. This is amazing ~ a fave ~ Congratulations!!
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Date: 9/23/2019 11:18:00 PM
Wow. This is such a wondrous piece of poetry. So intriguing with every word. God bless you with many more
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Date: 9/23/2019 12:44:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD. A wonderful poem.
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Date: 9/22/2019 10:55:00 PM
Wow Juliet, I savored every tantalising word! No wonder this was honored with POTD! It is brilliant! Congratulations! I am Faving this gem! : )
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Date: 9/22/2019 5:27:00 PM
Wow! Congratulations on a much deserved POTD!
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Date: 9/22/2019 2:54:00 PM
I see you got potD. No wonder!!!
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Date: 9/22/2019 1:47:00 PM
Trust is given freely. When one truly needs to be cautious. This reads like a Shakespearean play. Well done. I am standing and applauding. Congratulations Juliet, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 9/22/2019 11:33:00 AM
Interesting poetic description of what seems to amount to a one night stand. Let's see what else you've got
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 9/22/2019 1:40:00 PM
Yes, sounds a bit like that to me as well. A different way of expressing this moment. Creative!!
Date: 9/22/2019 11:25:00 AM
Hi Juilet, I see why you got the poem of the day! This would make Shakesphere himself smile. I found it to be well written and sensual. Congratulations! Enjoy the rest of your day:-) Alexis
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Date: 9/22/2019 11:06:00 AM
So much original expression!!! Just a wonderful poem, "simple chin caress," caramel coated coaxing," and more and more! Congratulations, so well deserved. A fav.
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Date: 9/22/2019 9:02:00 AM
Hi Juliet, awesome, incredible, sensual write I applaud you - congratulations for your POTD. Hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 9/22/2019 8:45:00 AM
Such depth into the ways of men and innocence lost that has been true through the ages...what girl did not know the words of Romeo? Congrats on your winning POTD with is wonderfully penned poem.
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Date: 9/22/2019 7:31:00 AM
Epic write Juliet...most deserving honors for POTD!!!...Congrats are in order my friend...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 9/22/2019 7:25:00 AM
Wow...this good...Enjoyed it all...Congratulations Juliet on POTD
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Date: 9/22/2019 7:20:00 AM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Juliet ... a excellet poem - // Anne-Lise
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Date: 9/22/2019 6:39:00 AM
An incredible piece of poetry depicintg lust and betrayal... shame there are folk like this around who lure you with candy coated words and dump you after they get what they want. many many congrats on POTD:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/22/2019 6:25:00 AM
This is just brilliant... Congrats on potd
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Date: 9/22/2019 5:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed reading this sensual, creative expression of love and regret (?). Your descriptions are priceless sprinkled with alliteration and metaphoric delight. Congrats on POTD.
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Date: 9/21/2019 6:35:00 AM
Fantastic poem.... Panagiota
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 9/22/2019 12:43:00 AM
Gracias, Panagiota.
Date: 9/20/2019 7:31:00 PM
oMG, Juliet (how ironic your name is here) This is Brilliant!! A fave!!!
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 9/22/2019 12:43:00 AM
Thanks so much, Andrea. I appreciate the encouragement.