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paderewski
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If I am the Silhouette of the Swamp,
who might YOU be?
Are you as strong and as brave as the child you used to be?
Or does your breath smell of peppermint
and something moldy deep within?
Do you lust after the forbidden,
whether it be filthy riches, tawdry fame
maybe a hulking stud to appease,
or that wonton witch who will do what you desire without hesitation?
The forbidden always maintains an unattainable quality to it
which causes lust to cascade like a blooming flower.

A lot of question I have assaulted you with,
yes, I understand.
But these are questions which need to be addressed,
if not to me,
the Silhouette of the Swamp,
then at least by yourself.
Don’t tell me you do not secretly yearn
for some things you know you will never have.
Still, you refuse to chase your desires
because you know it is something your family and friends
can never understand.


~*~ Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. ~*~
© Copyright 2013 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
Margherita
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Dear Jerry, I am extremely fascinated by the picture, it suggests so many things ... only the cat may know the truth and the depth of the whole place!

Your words are food for thought. Who is safe from certain, often unpronounceable desires? This is the world of duality and even the saints have to fight their demons!

Your swamp surely sighs with secrets through your words.

Margherita

paderewski
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2 posted 12-20-2013 12:58 PM       View Profile for paderewski   Email paderewski   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit paderewski's Home Page   View IP for paderewski

Thank you so very much, Margherita. Yes, I love that photo for the very reason that so many things can be taken from it.

~*~ Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. ~*~

Prasad Nataraj
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"The forbidden always maintains an unattainable quality to it
which causes lust to cascade like a blooming flower." Superb lines,Jerry. Fine writing.

"The secret behind survival of mankind is kindness and love within our hearts"
prasadnatarajan5.blogspot.com/

paderewski
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Many thanks, Prasad. I appreciate your presence here.

~*~ Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. ~*~

EmmaRose
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the ladder of escape yet where is the entrance?
so much in this photo, many spins evolve
from the view of the individual looking.

Cool stuff ! poet !
paderewski
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Appreciate your thoughts, Emma, and yes, there are many things one can get from the photo, and hopefully from the poem.

~*~ Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. ~*~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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7 posted 12-23-2013 10:27 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Masterfully done! With image and words you unabashedly lay open the human psyche. You tell truths that refuse to be ignored.

Another on of your best!

Lori  
paderewski
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8 posted 12-23-2013 10:33 AM       View Profile for paderewski   Email paderewski   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit paderewski's Home Page   View IP for paderewski

Thank you Lori for reading and commenting on my poem.

~*~ Mercedes Benz: A mechanical device that increases sexual arousal in women. ~*~

nakdthoughts
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so very true, Jerry.  and I love this:

"~*~ Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. ~*~

I'm working on that
paderewski
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10 posted 12-23-2013 05:37 PM       View Profile for paderewski   Email paderewski   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit paderewski's Home Page   View IP for paderewski

Haha! Thank you for reading and commenting, Maureen, and about the comment on the quote . . . Good for you.

~*~ Mercedes Benz: A mechanical device that increases sexual arousal in women. ~*~

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