Figment

 by Maia C on Flickr
by Maia C on Flickr


My imagination is fertile ground
Fantasies spring up in every crack
In every crevice like fragrant buds

Why would I venture outside this garden
When within these walls I am lithe and limber
As tender and receptive as a new shoot

In my mind you are beautiful and sleek and strong
Intuitive hands surprise and delight me
Our bodies entwine like hungry vines

Why would I seek flesh and blood
For any mere mortal must surely disappoint
Beside the rapturous skills of the one imagined

The petals of my flower open to your seduction
In my Eden you plant and sow, and plant and sow
You take root and I writhe beneath your shaft of light
Lovely but alone, I bloom


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Not Telling profile image

Not Telling 7 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

Lovely, sensual. A work of art - but portable, to carry in my mind, echoed in my heightened pulse.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

So glad I was able to get your heart rate going.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia

My daughter was hubsurfing, saw the email about this and came yelling to me: "come see what beatiful poem your friend randy has written".

Well randy, you did it for her, she's smiling from ear to ear. she made me go to all you hubs, copy - paste - print. TXxx


badcompany99 7 years ago

Another great lil poem my friend, enjoyed it !


CabinGirl 7 years ago

" Lovely but alone, I bloom " that is so poetic Randy and how I wish I could, alone I fade and die like a flower left unwatered.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Oh my Pauli, how old is your daughter? Perhaps she thought this was about... gardening? Next time I'll write one about lollipops, I promise.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

BC, I thought you might enjoy this. :)


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Cabin Girl, We need to learn to be alone first I think. Let another be an accent to who you are, not the trellis of it.

I talk big of course, but there is no amount of imagining that can replace a man's hands.


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kea 7 years ago

You have an excellent way with words! "shaft of light" is great.


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

I lost sight of the flowers...steam you know....great poem...wonderful images! :)


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks Kea! I just love a double meanings don't you?

I'm glad you liked it Tom. You needn't be able to "see" the flowers. Brail works :)


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Kushal Poddar 7 years ago from Kolkata,India

Beautifully crafted


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Hey RB....very sexy...just like you!!! Fertile ground indeed...LOL


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kea 7 years ago

Yes, I love the double meanings. Glad you didn't use something lame like "light saber" :) Keep rockin'


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Nice to meet you KP! I'm glad you like it.

Where you been Blue? And thank you!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Kea if I ever do a sensual sci-fi poem I might have to use that!


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

I moved...new house....and been swamped at work....like I needed all that at once....been missing my hubbuddies.....hope all is going great on your side of the country.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

It feels like the economy is turning around. Wish I could say we're "swamped." I'm adjusting, learned how to mow my lawn and check my water tanks. :)


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

You'll make it RB...I've got confidence in you....now you get it too!!....and I thought those were "milk" tanks....or was I just checking the wrong thing again???


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

wowza, wowza!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Blue, funny guy. Ya I'm learning how to take care of all my own needs. lol.

Golden Boy, Thanx, Thanx.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Wow! This is moving, Randy. At least I'm moving. Oh my, how I am moving. Really beautiful. You capture the beauty of the imagination and fantasy, and how perfectly we picture things to be. Well done!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Oh Chris I'm glad it moved you. I'm afraid I'm setting myself up for a fall, as my imagination is quite vivid.


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Wow, I like it, but what I like the most is the sudden conclusion... I bloom! I think it's called Caesura.

Really something.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

This was great Randy, your imagination the garden everything!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Shamelabboush, I didn't know that's what its called, or if did, I've long since forgotten. Thanks for the education.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks Hawk! I'm pleased you liked it.


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Just beautiful...again, love your word paint.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Again, dream of being painted.


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

I do finger painting!!!!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

One of my fantasies!


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Somehow I would have guessed that.....but I can't find any white paint...I'll just have to use cream cheese or whipped cream.....don't worry...I'll clean up the mess!!!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

ahh the afterglow... thanks for sharing :D


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

No Blue cream cheese won't do. I want to be painted like a tiger or a lizard... no dairy won't do.


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Not Telling 7 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

I dunno, I keep coming back here. Here's to your imagination, O creative one.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Cris I'm glad you came by to read this one. I'm always disappointed when I don't get your critique.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Not Telling, since you are "new" and everything you should read some of my older stuff. "He Comes in Dreams" perhaps. ;)


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Moonchild60 7 years ago

That was really beautiful, I love how you play with words. I am going to look for more... Thank you!!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Moonchild - I'm glad you like my stuff. I'm a fan of yours as well.


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trooper22 7 years ago from Chicago

Another Gem, Bravo Randy!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thank You Trooper, I'm pleased you like my stuff :)


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Where was the cold shower disclaimer?

Great line about bodies entwining like hungry vines. Then things got pornographic in a flowery sort of way. Nice touch.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Yea, even I cringe at "plant and sow" in repetition, but lord hates a coward.


Luke Prater 5 years ago

Beautiful. I now you filed this under 'Lust' but you make it very poetic and lyrical. Great poetry. No cringing here.. excellent sexual metaphor


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Luke thanks for visiting my hubs. Most of my poems are in the lust category, but I hope they are all poetic and lyrical. I'm glad you didn't cringe. :)


Candice Daoud 5 years ago

I love the sensual imagery


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for visiting Candice.


Jingle 5 years ago

welcome to JP...

elegant piece, enjoyed the word flow.

A++


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks Jingle!


Andy 5 years ago

Sad & sensual at the same time.

This is what poetry is all about.

Exquisite!

Thanks for sharing.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

I'm glad this pleased you Andy.


Sina 5 years ago

seductive!


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for coming by Sina.


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Thoughts don't argue back, clomp mud through the house or take one for granted. Men! Who needs them?


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Sigh... me.

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