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Arms Are For Hugging

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Meadowmuse
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0 posted 04-08-2000 03:47 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse



"Arms Are For Hugging"



Arms are for hugging, your sticker says.
You smile, our cars passing,
dancing, slowly,
back and forth, back and forth
traffic ebbing and flowing
and slowing.
Arms are for hugging.
I look into your kind, wise eyes
and wonder what it would be
for you to hold me.
How would you smell?
How would your skin taste?
Your voice above me,
throat pressed, warm, against my head.
How would you say
my name?
In those few
flowing,
slowing moments
of dance,
I think you may have been
wondering too.



Dear LadyClaire


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weaubleau
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1 posted 04-08-2000 03:52 PM       View Profile for weaubleau   Email weaubleau   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for weaubleau

i liked it alot.
it's crazy how this type of thing goes on constantly throughout the day, sometimes subconsciously, where we picture ourselves with someone we see.  it may be only for a moment that it crosses our mind, but it happens so often...
wonderful idea for a poem.
Martie
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2 posted 04-08-2000 04:01 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Claire, you have made rush hour sound like fun...strangers locking eyes from the safety of their cars...imagination takes a ride...refreshing and wonderful poem!
JamesMichael
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3 posted 04-08-2000 04:04 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Claire that was me in the other car and I was wondering the same thing and I still am.  We sure missed a good opportunity.  The smell would be musk and I taste delicious. Next time I'll beep two times and pull over. James
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4 posted 04-08-2000 04:21 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Claire this is PERFECT
a very sensual poem-- love it...and if you dont believe me...just look how excited you got sweetbabyjames LOL
he's about to run off the road LOL
excellent poem Claire..love the way your mind works  
take care, jm

 The stars shine so bright, now's the time
I close my eyes - soft wind touch my face,
Cool sand upon the place where I once kissed you
And held you close.
Now I will reach for the stars...
Because Oh my love, that's where you are...
Though the storms of black night rage on
I still see your face
I still feel your lips on mine
And though my heart feels all alone without you
I still hear you sing to me
I still hear your voice on the sea...
vertical horizon

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5 posted 04-08-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Claire~
I love this.
Bumper sticker readers are
often treated to flights of fancy.
You took this one to the limit.
Delightful fun.
~*Marge*~


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6 posted 04-08-2000 06:58 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

hehe. This is great, Claire. Good subject and good writing. Can't always trust those bumper stickers, though. I saw one the other day that said HONK IF YOU LOVE PEACE AND QUIET so I did.....and she gave me the finger!  
mariee66
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This is great Claire~
I saw one today that made me laugh~
It read, "Life is too uncertain--eat desert first!"
And so I do    

Marie~
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 04-08-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Wonderful little poem, Claire
An enticing tidbit of sensual moments
Liz
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9 posted 04-08-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Claire,
       this is wonderful!!  I can just picture it now. . . what a stolen moment can do for your day. . . just imagine. . .

Excellent, my friend. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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A maiden fair in velvet carriage,
Passes knight on stallion strong,
As paths cross upon king's highway,
Maiden's thoughts, sweet passions long.
Around the bend, knight e'er has ridden,
But for an instant, t'was romance,
As white knight espied fair maiden,
For an instant; passion's glance.


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Hmmm.. never knew bumper stickers could initiate such sensuous moments... be back soon... on my way to the store...  
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Meadowmuse,

you say the nicest things....to wonder how a hug feels.  Great poem!

INclan
Denise
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This is delightful, Claire! Very creative!

Denise
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weaubleau...I'm glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for letting me know. I can't say it happens with me "constantly," but when it does, it's definitely a bit of a sweetened spark.

Martie...thank you. Somehow I get the feeling that you've been there...  

James...That was you?? Sheesh! We certainly "did" miss a good opportunity, didn't we? Next time you notice a burgundy 2000 Ford Windstar with a rather pretty, long haired woman dancing with you in traffic, do me a favor...slow down...!!  

Janet Marie...thank you for reading this one. Glad you enjoyed it  

Marge...I have a habit of reading "everything" when I'm driving...including the looks in handsome strangers' eyes.   Thanks for the response...so glad you enjoyed this.

Balladeer...I've seen bumper stickers like that too...but never honked. I think it's because I love peace and quiet too much. Glad you liked this one.  

Marie...The dessert thing sounds perfectly sensible to me...   Thanks for reading!

Liz...thank you. Sensuality can work its way in to the most commonplace circumstances if we let it.   I'm glad you enjoyed this one.    

Sven...yes, just imagine...   I'm glad you liked this! (thank you for the "excellent")

Mike...

'Twas knight's bold stare
upon strong stallion
caught, at once,
fair maiden's eye.
As carriage, steed
and glances passed
between the two
on King's Way, high.
For into battle,
the warrior traveled
and toward her home,
the maid prevailed,
and ever farther,
rode they two
but in two hearts,
true passion sailed.


Panthers Chrysalis...hope you enjoy your ride...thank you for the nice comment!

INclan...I thank you, sincerely, for reading and letting me know what you thought.  


~ Claire



[This message has been edited by Meadowmuse (edited 04-09-2000).]
 
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