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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 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. Oh, 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.

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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: 9/22/2019 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 11:25:00 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 6:48:00 AM
One can feel the love gone wrong in this piece. Great blend of emotion and imagery. Powerful! Congratulations on your potd
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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.