Spirit of the Man

                                            Self portrait by rdfrank on Flickr.


From files and piles, I select you

Embodiment of potency and strength

No identity this sepia tone fantasy

Merely a torso of earthy delights


Of lustful thoughts I should be ashamed

Deeming you to less than the art you are

But this portrait of tenuous rippling strength

Makes my breath short and my heart race


Happy my tongue, were it the shadows

That swim between sinew and brawn

Or heaven to be the soft light

Caressing your sleek and supple skin


My belly burns with carnal hunger

As I struggle to be intellectual

I beseech your artful image

Relate to me more than sexual


I do you a sweet injustice

With these visions in my mind

But would readily trade them

To know the spirit of the man inside


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Really nice RB!!! Sorry for all the posts at once...just trying to catch up with what you've been doing.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

I'll never complain about too many comments Blue!


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

or too many views!!! or too many fans!!! or too much money!!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Very nice, Randy.  I think we can all identify with our fantasy not being the reality of things, and they in no way lesson the way we feel and cherish the very person who is near to us.  The one we cherish is in many ways not the fantasy, and yet they are so much better in so many different ways.


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rdfrank67 7 years ago from Seattle

I really like it :) Makes me smile


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

Liked the picture and the poem, good one Randy


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Blue, or too many fantasies, friends or martinis. I might be wrong about the martinis.

Yes Chris its a shame we can't turn our fantasies into our realities. But that would mean that our lives are but dreams and we are at the helm. ;)


ralwus 7 years ago

Nice Randy and truthful too. I like that.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

rdfrank, I'm so glad it makes you smile.

Thanks Hawkes, I was very inspired by this picture. There are two more by this photographer on my The Part of a Man That Drives Me Crazy hub. You would like them also:

http://hubpages.com/entertainment/The-Part-of-a-Ma...


Hack Retis 7 years ago

I cannot praise your style any more divine than those who come before or after.

You speak the simple XX truth, and you create through english a code to convert. All humans, all XX OR XY should easily understand you.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

I'm glad you liked this one ralwus, I know you like a good fantasy.

Wow, Hack, thank you for your praises. I hope you will continue to read me.


Hack Retis 7 years ago

I will indeed try. I apologize, for I am oft-busy working on many projects. I am employed by various companies on an ad-hoc "do as needed" basis, so my free time is not as easily expendable as many.

But I still love what I do!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Loving your work, following your bliss is living the ideal.


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trooper22 7 years ago from Chicago

The fire of imagination ignited by simple exchange can be even more enticing than reality. Well done Randy :)


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

I read it twice, to be honest, and I envied the man, or even the image of the man whom you addressed this peom to... Nice work like always RB, well done.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Trooper the exchange of energy on any platform can be intense, even when brief.

CG, You know I'm a pull my self up by my bootstraps kinda gal.

Thanks Shamel. If you envied him then I'v done my job as a poet.


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

Very Nice!! :)


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s, I need to see what lusty writings you've been up to.


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

Randy, I do so love your hawt writings. Always make me smile.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

nice one ....... you have such a way with words


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

AIDY, after seeing that picture how could I not. He is hotta hotta, no?

Thanks for coming by Brenda.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

Oooooooooooh Randy, you werent kidding were you? Phew!!!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Yes quite edible isn't he.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Sorry it took me so long to comment.. I was glued to the picture.. sheesh. I'm of the same thoughts as you.... whew!


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needs_a_break 7 years ago

haha lol that was pretty amazing lol... i couldn't take my eyes from the pic lol... i guess i like candy to much


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hi Candie, I knew you would like this one as we have similar tastes. Meaning we love men! ;)

Thanks for coming by Need a Break. Just remember look but don't lick!


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needs_a_break 7 years ago

hahaha yeah lol


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Good hub randy behavior! You got some great lines! "...sweet and supple skin" is great aliteration...Behave yourself!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for commenting Dohn. And I'd really rather not. :)


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williamblake 7 years ago

man are so sexy as you think

and here sexy man too atracktion man

http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Sexy-male-wallpa...


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

ah like only you can write. thanks for sharing :D


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

William, sorry I missed your comment. Thanks for stopping by.

Hello Cris wondered where you'd been. I find this man's photography inspiring, what can I say.

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