Beware The Pale Circle Of Flesh.

Beware that pale circle of flesh

that mars the well tanned hand

appearing nightly at

most bars and clubs

like a halo from hell.

It may offer you

drinks and bliss

and might well be

attached to someone

more attractive then

you've ever dreamed of.

But what was golden is silent

and lays abandoned

in tight jean pockets

or the zippered

compartment of a purse.

What marks one as married

is so easily slid out of

as they seek to lure you into

the vicious circle

known as adultery.

Imbibe lightly in

the pale circles of

amber ale that gleam

from shot glasses,

there is more then

just the bottom

of the glass to face, if one

goes bottoms up too often.

Those who bear

that pale ring of flesh

know the power

that can be induced

by the application

of four or five

circles of amber poured.

Of course if you are

simply looking to be

someone's temporary fling

then the absence of

a ring means little

but be wary...

How many other times

has that pale flesh been bared

and with what manner

of man or woman

and with what contagious

not so pale circles

polka dotting places unseen.

A couple of dances never hurt anyone,

A couple of drinks, a couple of winks

and perhaps a coupling with anyone

who does not bear the marks

of becoming uncoupled from their rings.

Sure they might

seem safe to some,

after all they are married

but there are

those truly married

and then there are those

married truly only to lust.

Beware also that

by becoming involved

with another who has

a pale ring of flesh

tattooed on their third

finger left hand,

one might invite another circle

that is anything but pale,

rather pitch black

and crowning

the end of a .45 caliber

or a 22 snub nose.

Hell hath no fury as

a women scorned,

and a jealous man

is a zealous man

who just might catch

you in the act.

then one will be facing a

different kind of a bang,

...then they were hoping for.

Just some advice

for the lonely

disenchanted and sad,

lest they add to their woes

while drowning their sorrows.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MFB III

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Comments 12 comments

billyaustindillon profile image

billyaustindillon 6 years ago

A well written warning for those meddling with the married barfly. How you can make subjects of all types poetic is always so impressive.

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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

What can i say, you,re simply the best!!!!

You,ve been on vacation hummmmmmmmmmm

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

For those playing Footloose and supposedly fancy free. Beware this warning is for you. Is it worth the risk of such a great loss? The courts are full of unwanted divorces from just such a meeting. Death can also stock you and become your closest friend, looking at the end of a barrel as the trigger is pulled for your lustful ways. The earth will consume you and the worms will eat at what was once a fleshy beauty barfly. Beware play it safe, keep those rings on your finger and stand up for what you believe in trust and honesty to your spouse who is waiting at home for you.

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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

Barflys as bed mates? Wedded or not, that does not sound appealing anyway. I think this would make a good bumper sticker, "Beware the polka dotted pale places." :P

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Your right Randy barflys, ewwwwwwwwwwww give me another stiff shot of Jack please:0) and I love that bumper sticker that's a hoot:-)

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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

Martini Gone Wild, please.

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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

So many searching for what they can only find within.

I'll have an Arrogant Bastard Ale, please. :D

[Jeez, where did I leave my ring?]

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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

My line has finally faded, its been a year+ in the box.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I can't remember when I last went to a bar. I guess it happens at the grocery store as well.

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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

This is a good warning, and people would be well to heed your advice. A night in the sack isn't worth a lifetime in a box, brought on by the rage of a jealous husband.

Namaste friend.

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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

very good advise my dear very good. I enjoyed reading this hub, thank you for your great work. ~aloha~

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ralwus 6 years ago

This is an old story. older than I even.

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