Both of Me

There are two sides to me

They battle here for supremacy 

One mindful and mannered

The other ripe and reinvented


Happy to be the randier me

When in, non-coincidence we collide

A delightful game of flirt and flavor

Playing with words and dreaming of skin 


But when knowing replaces meeting

Now under your gaze, ashamed

I want to hide this wanton girl away

Search for the purity gone astray


Or would your rather dance with us

Weaving the seeker with the nymph 

The educated to the inquisitive

A twirling kaleidoscope of you and we


Perhaps a Tango made for three?

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ledefensetech 7 years ago from Cape Girardeau, MO

Hey girl, long time no see. Very Zen, I like it.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for dropping by ledefensetech . Glad you like it.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

A threesome is definitely, do-able, Randy! Wonderful job, you sly fox!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks dohn121! Sly, who me?


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

beautiful. wonderfully spoken, those inner battles, who to let free, who to be, who to show, who to hide. It was worth the wait.


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

Randy, this is exactly what I mean! I enjoyed reading the variety in this poem, Randy. Well done, as always, mind blowing!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

I think I have to let them coexist Frieda. Just need a dance partner that like both of me. Thanks for the great comment.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Aidy, I can always count on you for a nice comment. Thanks much.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Edgy poetry—I like it. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Edgy, really? Hmmm, just my life. Thank you for reading it. :)


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Paris Injeans 7 years ago from The Green Hills of Missouri

RANDY I LOVE THIS...IT IS SO WORTH THE WAIT! The mind works in mysterious ways and the pen has a way with words. I would say clever girl....


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Oh thanks Paris! I have trouble writing because I should. I do so much better when I write because I must. Today was like that.


EYES CHAMbERS 7 years ago

I do like this one. Taste, is what it has, and flavor, to me.


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

I love the poems that come out of their own accord. Let no one be excluded from the dance.


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

This is great Randy. The choice of Identity... so man options. I feel the more facets, the more intriguing!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks eyes! I'm glad you found flavor in it.

I agree Jess, poetry that comes from the gut instead of the brain is my favorite.

I liked that Invictus; I have a multi faceted personality. Sounds like a disorder. lol.


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hollyschulz 7 years ago from Earth

Disturbing and wonderful :p

We all have dynamic personalities, and it's nice to meet the rare few who embrace all their different faces!

There's a delicate balance between hiding and flaunting, and I believe you maintained it perfectly.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Nice to meet you Holly. Thank you for the thoughtful comment. Its a matter of perspective I suppose. One would say I flaunt it and another would say I'm much too shy.


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Enigmatic Me 7 years ago from East Coast Canada

The ballet in your mind is a wonderful treat.

Incarnations ... or is that incarcerations of your mind out on paper like the Roarschak... only for us to decipher.

Free you are... me I'd like to be.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

dance away who cares as long as we get such good poetry to read


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

What a pretty way to put it! Thank you Enigmatic Me.

Hi Brenda! Thanks for giving me a read. :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

I like it very much, Randy. The battle within. Very nice!

Oh, by the way...I'd rather dance.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks Chris I'm glad you like it. Rather dance than?


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

RB -- Definitely worth the wait, and the inspiration from Cris A really complements the tone of your poem. And the poem itself is so you ... and you! LOVE IT! MM


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thank you MM. I love that you think it complements me and me. :)


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

I absolutely love it...but I've yet to find anything of yours that I didn't love!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

a tango for three? then's it's no longer tango, is it? an intoxicating read. thanks for sharig :D


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Oh thanks KCC! I wonder if anyone can identify with me?

Come on Cris if two of them are in my body and one surely know how to wear the dress, its a Tango!


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

I see you're backing away from your Randy side....would never work....she'll always be there hiding in the shadows. Better to give her her freedom.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

You'd be surprised how much leash I've given her Blue... just in the real world this time. lol.


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Good for you....catch me up sometime.

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