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It was a smile, simply,
that would absolve me of my virtue ...
a whiter-than-white allure of the unexplored.

Barely a teen, I was mesmerized by her sublime sway -
distant, yet she followed the puerile anguish of my eyes,
back-and-forth, then ever-so-slowly UP her fluid form
to where she timed a wink-and-grin to perfection.

I could feel the flush of my face, hormones spun (blatantly) awry,
and thought of looking away -
to assuage my obvious embarrassment,
but I could NOT, I was captured, entranced, hooked ... busted.

A tanned, stunning young woman, clearly in her mid-to-late twenties,
was flirting with ME, nearly but a child,
yet just the auspicious prospect
of being found attractive by such a divine older creature,
created an appetency deep in my core ...

A desire that made me at least feel like what
I imagined a man should feel at such moments,
and that longing - that intense, warm-and-confusing magnetic fascination,
combined with the corporeal sin of our age difference,
(a consideration that I knew I should find atrocious and unspeakable)
was far beyond what my callow experience could handle.

So, like a blissfully ignorant lemming
plodding inexorably into a churning, seductive sea,
I followed her up the outdoor stairs of the motel,
and through the door she had left coyly open ...

Into a dream world of confusion and fire and ferocious feelings ...
that would take years for me to understand,
but only moments ...
To embrace.





~ 1st Place ~  in the "Crazy A's" Poetry Contest, John Hamilton, Judge & Sponsor.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 11/6/2019 8:56:00 AM
I really got into the read, was happily lost in it. A thoroughly worthy win. Congratulations!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/8/2019 2:31:00 PM
Oh, thank you so very much, CayCay - your opinion is always very important to me. Blessings, Dear Poet! :o) <3
Date: 11/4/2019 5:31:00 PM
I always knew you were a naughty boy!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/8/2019 2:30:00 PM
LOL - you pegged me well, Jean ... I'm am a bit mischievous, (to put it mildly). Blessings, my friend! :o) <3
Date: 11/3/2019 6:53:00 PM
Gregory congrats on your top win!;)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/3/2019 8:05:00 PM
Thank you very much, Brenda! :o) <3
Date: 11/3/2019 6:51:00 PM
this was a wonderful write Greg...congratulations on your top win :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/3/2019 8:05:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Sandra, that's very kind of you ... blessings to you, Dear Poet! :o) <3
Date: 11/3/2019 6:12:00 PM
Congrats Greg on another winning poem, not sure what to think now, so many things have changed since then, but I have to acknowledge the quality of the write!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/3/2019 8:04:00 PM
Thank you so very much, John, I'm so pleased you found this one worth such placement ... this took some extra work. Blessings, my friend! :o)
Date: 11/3/2019 1:10:00 PM
WOW! This is a really good poem! Great job! Good luck in the contest!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/3/2019 8:03:00 PM
Thank you so much, Natalyn, I appreciate the kind comments ... blessings to you, my friend! :o) <3
Date: 11/2/2019 9:19:00 AM
When the cock crows...its morning...Hormones are Wild...Nice write my friend
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/3/2019 8:00:00 PM
Many kind thanks, Arturo - well-said, my friend! ;o)
Date: 11/1/2019 11:40:00 PM
Excellent entry... Wow... You were young and in love - I never fell in love with a teacher but remember one who told me, after reading a book review I'd written, that I might consider being a writer... which I had never considered, but loved him for it... Bless you always, dear friend, Gina
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/3/2019 7:59:00 PM
Many kind thanks, Regina, I so greatly appreciate the heartfelt comments and sharing - inspiration comes in many faces! Blessings! :o) <3