Aren't men but fools.......

Not real men .... no
not ever should a fool bare
his soul.....
filleted
bloodied
lain wide open
writing it all with my bare hands
and for what
and for what
pleading for understanding
begging for touch
And then to run away
to hide
to await your answer
to await in secret pleasure to
touch you from inside
feeling my way through the
bloodstream of
your mind
and do you mind
awaiting only the ecstasy
of response
At times angered
jaded
or just plain empty
And yet I continue
writing
hiding
begging

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

the eternal questiom, should you bare your soul? but what is a man, but a tortured soul who is a combination of being a man and showing his commpassionate side. a side of understanding love and secret pleasures of tenderness.


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Voronwe 4 years ago

Some very raw expressions on writing and a writer's soul. Very true, especially awaiting for response as a silent anonymous. Powerful writing, sir! Reminds me of what Hemingway said about writing..."All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed."


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

This is hauntingly heart-rending, ahorseback (it is, Ed, isn't it?). If it's as real as it comes across as being. . . oh, my!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Deep and meaningful. Voted up and awesome. Better to step boldly forth and lay it all on the line and let the chips fall where they may.


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

It takes a real man with real courage to bare his soul


daddysgirl 4 years ago

I love this....I definitely relate on a daily basis with the work I do. It seems that sometimes the more love and giving you do the more used and taken for granted you feel! Not many understand passion and compassion on such a depth though huh? The well runs dry sometimes!


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

This poem expresses a deep angst which poets are famous for. Hope all has been well.

Voted up and awesome! :)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

so sad ahorseback...or is it a projection of my mind?

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