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jwesley
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Whether

Sitting in a bar, tipsy,
warm, wanting,
swirling her on the dance floor,
seeing her in my mind, bare,
and beautiful,
the effervescent soul of her
saying, I want you. . . tonight.

Whether I go with her,
or don't.
Whether I languish in her arms,
or sleep alone.
Whether my heart can deal
with the sun coming through the window,
whoever's it is.
Whether I stay true to myself,
or just don't give a damn,
and prove I'm stereotypical man.

Whether -

with all the stormy portents ,
the destruction, the misery
the rendering of everything I value.

I slowly release her,
as the tempestuous tones of
"When A Man Loves A Woman",
fades, and we breathe again.

I lead her back to the bar,
toss a few bills next to our drinks,
smile at her question,
and go home -

to my wife,

to the angry argument we had,
a bump in the road,
not a death in the family.

And then, looking up at the sky,
with all it's sparkling beauty,
I thank God -
for saving me again.
.
.
.

wesley james beard, jr.
© Copyright 2017 Wesley James Beard, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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1 posted 05-22-2017 05:20 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks for continuing to restore my faith in the male of the species. ~L
P.U Stinkenbaum
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2 posted 05-22-2017 06:45 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

quote:
"to the angry argument we had,
a bump in the road,
not a death in the family"
Well said Mr. Beard as part of a well penned poem.

Just out looking for the real me...

Poet In Pink
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Hello J Great poem and it speaks volumes of just what a man of integrity looks like Whether angry or not no one should turn to that kind of consolation in my opinion. Thanks for sharing ~ Alana
JamesMichael
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4 posted 05-23-2017 08:57 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Wonderful...we are all tempted...but we don't all give in...especially if we appreciate a loved ones value...james
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5 posted 05-24-2017 01:02 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Superb poem! I love the build of tension... then the resolution of integrity. Crossroads met and conquered!
2islander2
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6 posted 05-24-2017 06:49 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

O yes, you point out something true and essential, with a subtle humor, excellent


yann
 
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