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The Irony Of Fate



In a moment of juvenile jealousy he envies his red rival with its intimate and greedy embrace of her angels’ share of honey and vanilla spice as wet stretchy hands of fervent fabric possessively cup her brandied beauty amidst wistful notions to revive his parched heart he craves to be ladled with her ardent spirits to be cradled in the tulip of her essence - evaporating every chill from the calyx of her sweetened cordial warming her in the hearth of his hands as she melts like buttery sunbeams intoxicating the bleached beachy sands.. his dreamy grin falters and his tantric trance fades as tattered edges of reverie unravel - a haze beclouds his aged green-eyed gaze graying his white periwinkle pipe dream as he sees that his best days are long past Susan Ashley July 18, 2018 ~ Poet's notes ~ *irony of fate represents the notion that the gods (or the Fates) are amusing themselves by toying with the minds of mortals with deliberate ironic intent *the white periwinkle flower represents pleasures of memory *cordial represents the strong, sweet and aromatic liqueur or spirit of feminine sensuality being expressed as a stimulating medicine or aphrodisiac that invigorates and exhilarates

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Date: 11/11/2018 11:09:00 AM
Hi Susan, this is such an excellent write from your golden pen. The emotions flow so easily through your piece. Each line to be savoured. How quickly time can pass. We must take in all we can, while we can. Your words paint such vivid images in the mind. This is a canvas I could walk within. You fly in the stars with your poec skill Susan. May your pen ever run gold. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs....Mike. XX. A fave.
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Date: 11/12/2018 9:57:00 PM
My dear and talented friend, thank you for your beautiful and uplifting comments. It's a pleasure to know that you feel my words and I thank you, Mike, for sharing your beautiful thoughts with me. Your visit, the fav and your kindness are held in my deepest appreciation. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/21/2018 1:12:00 PM
How could I have missed this gem, Susan!! So glad that I persevered in my search. I am intoxicated by the sensual and erotic beauty of your words. The contrast between youth and old age, desires, longing, and the final earthly touchdown are treated with the rich ability of a master/mistress poet. I'm left reflecting your words ... and alas, the quick passing of time. ~ Warm regards & hugs, my friend. // paul
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Date: 8/24/2018 3:50:00 PM
Ah, perseverance does pay off, my dear friend Paul. I'm so pleased that you found the contrast between youth and aging as well as the emotions of my poem to be intoxicating - as I certainly find your comments to be as well, my inspiring friend. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts.. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/4/2018 8:18:00 AM
I've read this a couple times, I had to soak it up. Very well crafted and endlessly poetic.
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Date: 8/5/2018 7:46:00 PM
Thank you, Lawrence. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem.. your warm comments are wonderfully uplifting. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/3/2018 9:51:00 PM
Wonderful--Erotic, sad, faith and the path of life----Wonderful Susan
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Date: 8/5/2018 7:49:00 PM
Indeed, you read the message of my poem well, Al. Thank you for your warm comments that uplift and inspire me to reach ever higher my friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/28/2018 5:04:00 AM
Truly transcendent poetry, Susan! Your free-flowing word meanderings is poetic scenery viewed from a mountain top. A most gorgeous view indeed to read. Marvelous poetry! Love and more love always.
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Date: 7/28/2018 10:21:00 PM
Freddie, it is such a wonderful pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for your inspiring and heartwarming comments. Your precious thoughts are held in my truest appreciation. Warmest wishes and hugs my friend. ~Susan
Date: 7/25/2018 1:55:00 PM
Well, Susan, you certainly have a nice way to call him a "dirty old man". This is a brilliant and educating (thanks for the references) write.
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Date: 7/25/2018 2:06:00 PM
Ah, poetic license.. what would we poet's do without it, John? It's just my imaginative take on the aging process in body and mind, whereas the mind still says 'Yes!' but the body.. well, sadly, that's a whole different story.. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem and I appreciate your precious comments my friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/24/2018 3:41:00 PM
Sad reflections expressed wonderfully by your talented pen Susan! : )
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Date: 7/25/2018 1:59:00 PM
Dear Connie, thank you for your precious thoughts. Your warm friendship and wonderful comments are both cherished. Warmest wishes my lovely friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/22/2018 9:22:00 AM
You write free verse so brilliantly, Susan. I enjoyed reading your deeply written poem from which I can learn a lot from. A fave. T.J
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Date: 7/22/2018 11:46:00 AM
We learn from each other, my talented friend.. Thank you dear Teppo, for your beautiful and valued comments, the fave and for your generous kindness.. all are held in my truest appreciation.. Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/21/2018 10:59:00 AM
oh my gosh, I love this. You definitely have a way with words,Susan, this is wonderful. Sensuality is laced into this, with a startling realization at the end. Very clever wording, a favorite for me.
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Date: 7/22/2018 11:43:00 AM
Your beautiful and valued comments are such a pleasure to receive, Becca. Thank you for your kindness, the fave and for sharing your lovely thoughts with me, all are held in my truest appreciation. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/19/2018 2:55:00 PM
Ahh, this is a really wonderful poem, I really enjoyed reading each and every line of this masterpiece, truly a fav for me, good luck
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Date: 7/19/2018 10:26:00 PM
Thank you, Faraz, for your beautiful and uplifting comments. It's a pleasure to hear from you and it pleases me that you enjoyed my poem. Your visit, the fav and your kindness are held in my deepest appreciation. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/19/2018 2:07:00 PM
I'm speechless. The beautiful flow of words, the cadence of rhythm, put me in a spell.
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Date: 7/19/2018 10:21:00 PM
Thank you, Larry, for your wonderful comments and appreciation. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/18/2018 9:19:00 PM
the sad reality to contend with when one does not die young.. you make sipping Brandy a total getaway! enjoyed even though a dismal subject...oh age! :)
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Date: 7/19/2018 10:18:00 PM
Thank you so much, Taai, for your beautiful comments. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem and I enjoyed your wonderful thoughts.. Warmest wishes my lovely friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/18/2018 9:10:00 PM
SUPERBLY AND INTELLIGENTLY CRAFTED VERSES ON MORTALITY , AND MANKIND'S FALLEN STATE. We see murky depths of aging anguish* Too oft in sad dream states thereby languish* Forever brooding on what might have been* Consider not mankind's greatest of sins* Death comes, with its dooming darkness to hide* Reminding steep cost of those that first lied* A fav....
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Date: 7/19/2018 10:15:00 PM
Dear Robert, thank you for your beautiful and poetic comments and the fav, I am touched by the lovely artistic depth of your response - you inspire me always.. Your wonderful and uplifting friendship is held in my deepest appreciation always.. Warmest wishes my great friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/18/2018 4:54:00 PM
Susan you really ladled out a shot of Spirytus Delikatesowy. I hope it was just for alliteration & not that you knew I have green eyes. Aging ones at that. Actually I prefer Luksusowa, enjoyed...g
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Date: 7/19/2018 10:09:00 PM
Lol! That's some strong spirits there, George, and yes, I ladled out more than a shot, I think.. Ah, I bet youthful mischief still twinkles charmingly in those green eyes my friend.. Thank you for your wonderful comments and visit that always brings a smile to my being, especially my eyes - it's not a real smile unless you see it in the eyes too.. Warmest wishes my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/18/2018 4:20:00 PM
and that dear poet is a stark lonely moment of quiet unsettled understanding of ones aging mortality...my first thought after reading your wonderful poem
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Date: 7/19/2018 10:04:00 PM
Frederic, you read this poem well and with wonderful insight. Thank you, dear poet, for being the first to comment so beautifully on my poem. Your visit is always a delight and your kindness is always so appreciated. Warmest wishes my wonderful friend.. ~Susan