Those Hands

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Buble' begins to play

My body responds in ache

Like Pavlog's dog

First the bell, then the hunger

Skin conditioned to wake

At the thought of your hands

At once silken and powerful

Traversing my landscape


In an attempt at illusion

I close my eyes, exhaling

And there they are

Like ivory keys I play for them

Melodic I become to the maestro

I can only keep my lashes tight

For much too short a time

And then you are gone


I don your softest t-shirt

Pretending it carries your sent

Torso wrapped attempting

To comfort my naked form

Alone squirming in my longing

This fine guage cotton

Shafts my sensitivities

Compared to the touch of

Your fingertips


Frustrated, I am left waiting

For the weekend

Like the rest of the dogs


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

You are the most sensitive of writers. It's always a delightful pleasure to see the hubpage note of Randy's newest sweet poem.

And especially poignant for me is your phrase "At the thought of your hands At once silken and powerful" for this man's hands are my life - I build, destroy, create, control, finesse, touch, sculpt, write, illustrate, and yes, a lightest of caress...


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Your Muse 5 years ago

You're playing my tune


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

...."Anticipation"Carly Simon:-))

http://youtu.be/4NwP3wes4M8


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Traversing my landscape -- nice. Anything with a Pavlov reference gets my stamp of approval.

Was this the one you had a question about?


PenMePretty 5 years ago

makes me shiver. Means it's great.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thank you BB. You have been a faithful follower and I appreciate it. I never would have called myself a "hands" girl before. But now I seem to be quite taken with them.

Morning Muse. Thank you for the inspiration.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Perfect theme song for me MA, thanks.

Yes Doug this is the one. Glad you approve.

Hi PenMePretty, glad to cause you goosebumps :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

I love the Pavlov's dogs reference as well, that is quite witty of you. that first stanza is stunning. I love the words you use, and the over all feel of this poem, its sexy, its tantalizing, it leaves you vulnerable, and open. A weekend lover worth the wait.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Morning Nikki. I'm glad you liked it. And yea he's worth the wait, not that I have a choice. lol.


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Teylina 5 years ago

Sensuous beauty brought to the barn! I love it!


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks Teylina, I'm glad you like it. Does brought to the barn mean "brought home" or is it a reference to rolling in the hay?


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Teylina 5 years ago

I guess a little of both. I first wrote "doghouse" but that connotation is all wrong! I could just see you frantically pacing and waiting, so guess rolling in the hay fits except you'd be alone! Anyway, I didn't do you justice. I loved it! After all, randy behavior can have us all waiting--somewhere!


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Alrighty then, barn it is :) Very nice to meet you by the way.


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Well passion a'plenty here Randy. It's a shame that 'just haven't met you yet' only lasted five minutes, or the real Buble could have come a callin'. Never mind sometimes the real thing can be a let down, and sometimes not of course. There's always the bold and the beautiful to fall back on though. Or Fabio.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Oh attemptedhuour, I didn't think to put up a video! I'll do that now. I'll put up a couple that make me ache :)


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

sensual, passionate and down right beautiful. loved it


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks nighthag, thank god tomorrow's friday!


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Poetry in motion. This poem paints a beautiful graphic picture of love lost. I truly enjoyed it.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hey AEvans I haven't seen you in a coon's age. Hope you are well.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

Weel done again RB. Nice emotion driven piece, the longing heartfelt.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Yes the heart also longs Tony.... but that's not really where this poem came from ;)


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W. B. Isley 5 years ago from Monett, MO

This guy must be a good one for you to go through this on a regular basis. I did something similar for years, only I was the one who had to travel to the fingertips every weekend. I know where you are coming from.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Yes WB, lets just say he has gifts.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is poetic and sensual, and quite vivid. I love your poetry. You know how to reel in the reader. Awesome.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thank you Astra, what a lovely comment.


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W. B. Isley 5 years ago from Monett, MO

Just to show you how much of a hick I can be at times, until I watched the video, I thought you had misspelled bubble at the top. No joke. I forgot there was a singer with the last name of Buble'.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Wow WB, and it didn't bother you that it made no sense? Not that I don't make typos, I'm a terrible speller. If you ever see one you must tell me.


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W. B. Isley 5 years ago from Monett, MO

I was in the Air Force for too long, I suppose. I got used to reading things that didn't make sense, and not batting an eye about it. I try not to be so mindless now.

So far I haven't found any typos in your stuff. I will let you know if I do. I have been known to find typos in 23rd edition books. It's a gift, I guess.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

I'm notorious for switching breath and breathe, their and there, it's and its. Ya gotta keep an eye on me.


Claudia Schönfeld 5 years ago

i once had a weekend relationship and you describe the longing and hunger well here...last line is killer!!


Pat Hatt 5 years ago

Constantly left waiting for the weekend, think most have been there. Oh and yeah I mix up their and there once in a while too..haha


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hi Claudia. I'm not one of those vehicles that waits happily in the garage to cruise on weekends. Nope. I could go further with this metaphor but see myself getting into trouble.

Greetings Pat. I'm awful, even with too, to, two's. My creative mind travels miles faster than my grammatical mind.


brian 5 years ago

like the rest of the dogs? come on now..smiles. you capture well a feeling we all might have had...the walking around searching for one that is away or gone...the t shirt is for sure a nice touch...and piano imagery as well...


Gavin P (@thezenofgavin - Twitter) 5 years ago

Lovely, longing, wanting and then BAM with the frustration and "rest of the dogs". Excellent!


Uneven Stephen 5 years ago

Hot. I love the lines "I don your softest t-shirt / Pretending it carries your sent"


Heaven 5 years ago

I love the sensual touch specially these lines..

At the thought of your hands

At once silken and powerful

Traversing my landscape


dulce 5 years ago

Lucky puppy... How inside your heart can get to.

This is a masterpiece and sweet tribute to one's pet and others'...


C Rose 5 years ago

enjoyed this piece, a lovely statement of the power of our connection to music. ~ Rose


ayala 5 years ago

This is awesome.


Kelvin S. M. 5 years ago

..that was a sad piece.. especially how you end it with those words – sentimental!


Rick Dale 5 years ago

This poem really sucked me into the experience.


Natasha 5 years ago

Love this...and I must say, I have an appreciation for your musical taste as well.


Henry Clemmons 5 years ago

I loved on this. Great as always. Luved the images and the wrods that gave then life and passion.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for reading and commenting fellow pub poets! I'll return the favor over the next few days. Cheers!

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