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Beneath a Lion's Paw

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Mabel A. Dilley
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Secret Obsession

Armed with a few remnant shards
brick-red, scarlet, lemon-yellow -
dog-eared pages from Abbott's book
for identification purposes
lured by promises of radial ribs,
water-filled nodes lying beached
in white sand where moon light catches
between rocky points, I capture you
on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Lyropecten nodosus Linne -
A shiver travels up my arm as I touch you.
The motion of lifting my arm makes my heart
beat faster and causes my mouth to water.
If I took the time to think about what
I was doing, I'd be embarrassed.

Thankfully, I consider it not.

The smell brings tears to my eyes and joy
to my heart, memories of wonderful
times and feelings of contentment.
My body quivering I touch you
with my tongue. Senses overloading,
unresisting, I slowly engulf you.
Crumbling as you send waves of pleasure
through me, the secret becomes me.

My focus, my life.
My obsession.

No other can take your place.
No other can satisfy me.
No other can nor will ever replace what I feel for...

I am spellbound beneath a Lion's Paw,
that most spectacular of scallops.


"I am not now that which I have been."

© Copyright 2001 Mabel A. Dilley - All Rights Reserved
Decaflame
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Julian....a spectacular write....
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Deep in the heart


2 posted 05-21-2001 09:58 AM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

Well done!  Well concealed object and destination.

Write on!

Live for love. Without love, you don't live.

VAS
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fascinating...I did not see that ending coming
Mabel A. Dilley
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Thank you Decaflame, Interloper and VAS for traveling with me and Agatha on this seductive mystery.

"I am not now that which I have been."

Marge Tindal
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Julian~
My stars !
This is so artfully mysterious !
Enjoyed it very much.

That graphic is spot-on !
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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JamesMichael
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Enjoyed...James
Mabel A. Dilley
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7 posted 05-26-2001 05:22 PM       View Profile for Mabel A. Dilley   Email Mabel A. Dilley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mabel A. Dilley

Thank you Marge and James. A bit of poetic fun spun.

"I am not now that which I have been."

Saunni
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Hey...this is too cool!  

Sauni

Sauni :)
Have you ever known the color grey when the nighttime finds you weak
I have, I've walked that road each time; that's where my angel sleeps

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Now if you didn't win that thing with that one, the judge needs to learn about poetry!  Mabel that was simply the best thing you have done as far as I am concerned, I absolute LOVED this!  Bravo - for I have seen the words of a POET!

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Mabel A. Dilley
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Saunni and Mysteria: that you for reading and enjoying. Mysteria - no it didn't win, but I enjoyed writing it anyway.

"I am not now that which I have been."

Irish Rose
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11 posted 05-26-2001 11:49 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

this is fabulous verse...

Kathleen Blake

"When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass,
and the sun drips honey."
Laurie Lee

Mabel A. Dilley
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Thank you, Irish Rose. I'm glad you enjoyed this bit of fun.

"I am not now that which I have been."

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WOW~
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