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Marcus McKinley

Rookie - 98 Points (EARTH)

Mango butterflies


It is in your actions, your words
Your backwards glance
In the moments of chance it manifests
Deep within a heaving breast, a sigh
dilating iris’ of the eye
a subtle arch of your lower back
a firmness rounding every thread
In heels tensing curving calves
Treading paths of silk, unsaid
One by one each step endured
Tacitly, your intensions heard
Helpless I transform, a vassal
Lured, my soul is not my own
Enticed, entranced, involved, in love
These feelings newly felt, unknown

In your absence, devoid of home
These feelings only just, unknown
silent, effortless, absent of touch
the pain unbearable, will I survive
to taste your lips and eat your words
and turn your curves in silky tango
exhaling moments deep, into your eyes
you're sweet… as mango butterflies
you're sweet as……

Submitted: Monday, September 09, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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  • Rookie - 910 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (9/20/2013 11:52:00 PM)

    Wow marvelous expressions of passion, frm d dilating iris to tango, i say u did a superb job of it in poem!
    Pls do review my latest too, on Nature. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 409 Points Kaila George (9/16/2013 2:16:00 AM)

    This is so beautiful in its whole form from the first stanza all the through to the last line leaving me to want to read more...well written excellent penmenship (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dr.tony Brahmin (9/12/2013 12:53:00 AM)

    the pain unbearable, will I survive
    to taste your lips and eat your words
    and turn your curves in silky tango
    exhaling moments deep, into your eyes
    you're sweet… as mango butterflies

    towards the end you become passionate. thank you very much for this gift of a poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 71 Points Beach Girl (9/10/2013 9:57:00 AM)

    A very steamy and provocative poem. I loved this line, ' and turn your curves in silky tango exhaling moments deep, into your eyes you're sweet… as mango butterflies you're sweet as…… I think you're in love Marcus! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,956 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (9/10/2013 2:08:00 AM)

    Much sensuous waiting. Illustrated well. Emotion less rather construction getting its superiority. So it can't be much intense by its passion. Nice post. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 273 Points Poetheart Morgan (9/9/2013 5:36:00 PM)

    The title is fantastic and the poem take us to a sweetness unbearable. We see the intense desire hidden in each stanza. Very sensual poem! ! ! ! I loved it! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,956 Points Bri Edwards (9/9/2013 5:12:00 PM)

    this is more complicated than some poems for me to quickly comment on as much as i feel i should. especially since you asked that i read it and your bio requests feedback. so i'll just say now that it is catchy. it has a pleasant flow to it (slowed a bit by my trying to follow the meaning at times) . i like the internal rhymes i think i found. in the last two lines, did you mean your or you're? thanks for sharing. i'll try to get back to it someday after my fun outdoors. been at computer too longgggggggggggg. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Claudia Krizay (9/9/2013 4:26:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem, Marcus-look forward to reading more of your work.
    Thanks for sharing-
    Claudia (Report) Reply

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