My Parade of Men

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I am blessed with the distraction of men

There has been a parade of them

Please don’t misunderstand

They came not across my bed

They played merely in my head

Leaving their marks there

Of wit and wisdom shared


A dancing masseuse touched me on his table

Opened wide a port of spirit, I didn’t know I had

Then nearly drowned in my own enthusiasm

Next a seeker salesman found me in a window

We shared thoughts on coincidence and kismet

But in my phone bill I paid a hefty price


And there were writers and poets, a few

My favorite genre of men found me on the net

And caught me up in woven words

Titillating every nerve 

Of my imagination

There is no grander homage than to be 

Laid down and bound and inked


I never know from where or why

But always they appear

Now a musician comes to call 

Purely by mistake

A dialing impediment insures I know just when

And where the band, I am not in, will next meet

He is a jester and formidable punster

He’s become a weekly treat


My story is no sweet fairy tale 

Not since long before the parade began

But with men popping out of knot holes

There isn’t much I cannot withstand 

I will wait while the Universe orchestrates

My next serendipitous interlude

Till then I must thank the fleeting muses

And the few turned friends for life

For lessening the burdens of this silly girl

I am ever grateful for you all

Please give my love to your lucky wife


Comments 31 comments

Christoph Reilly profile image

Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

Oh, my. I'm feeling a little verklempt!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Incredible! So beautiful, and the ending was perfect!


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poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Hmmm darn I miss all the good parades. Loved this write...send the musician my way when you are done w/ him. I need some good jams to listen to.


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

And you should Chris... you of my favorite genre :)

Hi Micky. I'm glad you like the ending as I started with the first two lines and the last one. Then filled in the middle.

Poetvix-Manifest your self a little distraction from the grind and toil, they will come. Kinda like the building a ball field I guess.


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A.I.D.Y 6 years ago from Current

It would seem you were busy then? Please, spread some of that mojo you have over my way. No...not yet, wait until I am done with statistics class :/


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for the late night giggles AIDY :D Its not mojo just coincidences. Do you believe in coincidences? I don't.


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

All you need now are the Village People to round off the parade. Nice write I loved the ending, lol give my love to your lucky wife:0) cute.


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Weren't they gay Saddlerider? I've been wanting a gay "boyfriend," but I think 5 would be too many. Or were their four? Native American guy, policeman, construction worker and an athlete...? Maybe I'm getting them confused with Spice Girls.


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Yes they were gay, so you would be safe:0) And four of them to keep you straight and narrow.

1. Native American Indian in full dress, you could ruffle his tail feathers.

2.A policeman to put handcuffs on if your naughty

3. Construction worker, he would work up a sweat for you.

4. And of course a cowboy, well what more can I say coming from this saddlerider:0))

Yippy Yi Oh Kyee... Save a horse ride a cowboy...


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

How did I forget the cowboy? I mean we are cattle ranchers after, sheesh.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

Sheesh...they all sound like snakes to me...wife and home and trying to lure a little randy behavior on the side. Where lies their nobility? Where is justice? Where is truth? Hell, where is the American way? Did it all die with Superman? These man whores! WB


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Sweet sentiment Wayne, but alas these were not relationships between the sheets. I didn't write about HIM in this poem. These were the men that expanded my intellect and test drove my spirituality. You CAN have a soulful connection with another that does not involve..... your snake :)


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Sheets separate and solitary, sheet music performed solo, still sheet. Hot sheet. Togetherness is deceptively fluid and so am I. Have a good day, RB


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Separation is a figment. Figs are meant to be stuffed with cheese and served with wine. Wine lessons the pain of separation. You also Jess.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

You are a fine poet and a lovely lass. This is one of your best works of art.


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Well, thank you James. Its been a while; nice to see you again.


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Carson Creek 6 years ago

Isn't it great, having the ability to experience a completely different side of yourself and others without any consequences, not to mention the baggage which can also be attached. Nice work Randy!! It's been quite a while since I've written but I may try to get back into it.


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Nail on the head Carson, nail on the head.


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J.Stump 6 years ago from USA

I loved this one. The world is your playground. J.stump


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Sometimes it feels like it J.Stump.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

This is great. A little view into life's random encounters and what they mean to a thoughtful, poetic girl. I was intrigued start to finish. Glad to read and follow you. Thanks for commenting on mine. -- Doug.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for coming by Doug. I'll have to go see what else you have.


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blackreign2012 5 years ago

I liked this.. I felt the emotion and flow of it all great job! ~hugs~


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks blackreign, I appreciate you comment. -cheers


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well I was looking for the poetic Looking for Mrs. Goodbar on Hublululand - and I found her ........


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epigramman 5 years ago

...and by the way I loved this one - are you Mae West reincarnated?


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Mrs. Goodbar and Mae West.... are those my only two choices?


ralwus 5 years ago

we are equals the, i am blessed with the distraction of women. kind o' like you. a fair poet like minded in knitting the alphabet, well, you're better than fair.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Yeah Charlie on a good day I'm Ivory, ;)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Very nice.

And there were writers and poets, a few

My favorite genre of men found me on the net

And caught me up in woven words

Titillating every nerve

Of my imagination

There is no grander homage than to be

Laid down and bound and inked

Laid down and bound and inked = best line ever.

Great writing. you aren't the only one who is attracted to/fascinated by writers of the opposite sex

*clap clap clap*


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

I do love writers. I also like synchronistic meetings. You should read my Hubber Crush.

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