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The Temptress (repost)

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Elizabeth
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0 posted 12-01-1999 11:54 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

She struts around in little shirts and tight, leg-hugging pants,
An open invitation for those who want to take the chance.
She attracts men with her figure and entraps them with her eyes.
Her victims fall for her and she begins to tell her lies.

It all began one fateful day, the first he met this girl.
She looked at him with widened eyes and set his heart awhirl.
She'd take his hand and hold it, say she'd never let it go
He held on to her every word, because he loved her so.
She'd kiss him and caress him, and tremble at his touch
While murmuring she loved him so very, very much.
And when she was alone, she'd laugh-things were going well!
She had captured this guy's heart and placed him underneath her spell.

All this went on until the day when he called out her name
And looked into her hardened eyes to see they weren't the same.
He went home that day with a very broken heart
Once again the temptress had acted out her part.

And to this very day, she walks around in little shirts
Seducing the unknowing men, not caring who she hurts.
But ask any of her victims, for they truly know it well~
They'll let you know she'll make your life into a living hell.

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Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth (edited 02-13-2000).]
© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-02-1999 01:34 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Ikes!
Well done Elizabeth...quite chilling!
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2 posted 12-02-1999 02:27 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I second that, Christopher.
Wonderful work, Elizabeth.


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3 posted 12-02-1999 06:40 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

It's Unanimous!
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Well - look out men!
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Yep, some people like to play games with other's emotions. Very sad but true. Great poem, Elizabeth!

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Denise

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Elizabeth, this is a beautiful rendition of
an old, old tragic story, but one that keeps
happening in this sad world around us.
BTW, the O.W. Holmes' poem you used as a
postscript sounds like a curse pronounced on
a pirate ship. Fitting metaphor...
You are a gifted poetress.

Willem
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Sad but true.
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Liz,
Yes a very gifted poetress.
Elizabeth
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9 posted 12-03-1999 11:40 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Christopher, Michael, Elizabeth, Denise, Ohme, and Seymour: I thank you all very much.

Severn: yep, she's still out there!

Willem: it's one of my favorites~"Old Ironsides"!

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Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
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10 posted 12-04-1999 05:45 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Let's slap this Temptress! Seems she strikes at the nice guys and makes them 'gun shy'! This is a wonderful poem!
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11 posted 12-04-1999 11:47 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

You got that right, Poet! Good idea, and thanks.
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12 posted 11-25-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Moving this one into my library.  
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13 posted 11-27-2000 10:40 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Trying it again...
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Elizabeth~
*smiles*
~*Marge*~


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15 posted 02-19-2001 11:11 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Marge~
Thanks.
 
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