Treasure Island

Ruby Honeytip

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A Booby Trap!


She is not flesh and bones
Of insignificance.
She is intelligent substance,
And decency of character.
She is womanly flesh
Of hand felt proportions!
She knows her way,
And will hold your hand
Until you safely find yours.
There is no judgement in her compassion,
Although, there is a giggle in her eyes.
And a wiggle in her walk.
Faith and love are the warmth
In her nature.
There is a nurturing heart
Beating under the fullness of her breast....

Did somebody say 'Breast'?
Holy Bazoongas! ! !

Most of the time,
The story ends there.


© 2012

Submitted: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Edited: Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Boobs! ! ! .....once again distracting from the bigger issues in hand......

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  • Emily Straney (12/8/2013 10:07:00 PM)

    i didnt get what the title meant at first. but what i thought your poem ment by the title turned out to be completly diffrent and surprising. you done a good job with this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bethia Blond (11/27/2013 10:11:00 PM)

    beautiful and very nurturing somehow, thank you ruby. I sort of read this as a cynical critique but also very warm and idealistic somehow, a very well balanced poem. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (11/27/2013 1:10:00 AM)

    Laughing out loud...the poem has a nice flow...and your poem's ending was funny...I enjoyed it.. (Report) Reply

  • Terry O'leary (2/10/2013 6:14:00 AM)

    Very interesting, Ruby... perceptive, reflective, dealt with with humor... Hmmm... A Booby Trap by Ruby Honeytip, a clever 'manipulation' or just 'coincidence'? ? ? ... whatever, a great poem... Terry (Report) Reply

  • Sandy Player (1/2/2013 11:02:00 AM)

    Yes... Well.. I suspose i should have expected that before i read it...

    Wonderful poem and of course wonderful outburst and observation at the end (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (12/23/2012 9:25:00 AM)

    lovely....until the coup de grace is delivered, unsuspectingly.
    innovative style and well portrayed ideas

    great! (Report) Reply

  • Alla Simone (12/3/2012 5:03:00 PM)

    There is no judgement in her compassion,
    Although, there is a giggle in her eyes.
    This one makes you think a bit- about more than boobs. An entertaining mix of expression. (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (11/27/2012 9:02:00 PM)

    the trap that is hidden,
    slowly grow to be shown,
    hardened lumps in soft tissue,
    which the hands can hold and trace,
    how many hands misses those stones,
    to throw at the ladies who not known,
    booby traps are scary, check it monthly,
    otherwise the hills will be flattened,
    termites can pierce through the tissues,
    people with boobs and the handlers,
    Beware of this nasty trap tormentor. (Report) Reply

  • Red O'mara (11/27/2012 2:31:00 PM)

    Congratulations, Ruby! ! ! What great news. You're the only poet of the day I've ever known.
    One wonders will they dare
    to next fanfare
    your ode about your derriere? (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (11/27/2012 6:24:00 AM)

    A great tribute to womankind - why are women always defined in terms of their breasts, there's more to women than just boobs, they have brains too, and good ones at that - intelligent substance yes! ! (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (11/27/2012 4:48:00 AM)

    Yes, boobs are a terrible distraction from the substance, as are legs and bottoms! It catches the eye, its hard to deny. Superficial surmise, much more beneath lies. Ruby is a fantastic poet! If you haven't already, go read them all! X x x (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (11/21/2012 2:12:00 PM)

    oh, I loved this and laughed! It made me smile then couldn't hold it in any longer....!
    Really great and oh so funny! Excellent job here! (Report) Reply

  • Red O'mara (11/16/2012 6:07:00 PM)

    Never was worried about the respect, Ruby, but do think, very funny lady, that you should vow rather than swear. (Report) Reply

  • Red O'mara (11/16/2012 4:11:00 AM)

    The..wiggle when a walkin' an' a giggle when a talkin..' is from Chantilly Lace by The Big Bopper who died in the same plane as Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. Fun song. (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Honeytip (11/15/2012 3:30:00 PM)

    You are all so supportive
    Great Balls of Fire could be my follow up poem to this actually hahaha (Report) Reply

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