Thoughtful Thief

Thoughtful Thief


by Laura Summerville Reed


I wear pretty, little silver

chains

that sparkle in the dark,

Lemon Piper music tambourine

I jingle-jangle in your ear

while you keep me in your eyes,

across your fingertips,

firmly in your grasp

Oh! They are pretty,

but chains, nonetheless

tethered to the fences

that I built

all by my own will

On this bed of nails,

come lie with me

and eat the sweetest cake

Let me soothe your pin pricked flesh

with lips that whisper snake charms

rolling off my tongue

and dance this mojo voodoo

tearing at my wrists

Steal all it is you want

Steal,

and never ask

where it is I get these things

I would freely give

I need a thoughtful thief

LSR 2010©


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

You are a lovely tease! I love this, lalesu.


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muff0219 6 years ago

love it...love it...i need to keep you around... i like your style...check out my hub...annie


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Not teasing, I meant every word of it, haha! No really, Laurel, thank you very much.

Annie, so glad you enjoyed it, thank you, and I certainly will visit your hubs, as well.


josie burns 6 years ago

A beautiful, seductive poem. The tactile images are just wonderful.


ralwus 6 years ago

Oh my. thoughtful I am, and hungry too. LOL Lovely picture you have here. It may take a thief, which I am not. I thought I was the seducer, now I am wondering about that one. he he Good job Laura. x


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Hi Josie, I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the compliment here, as well as the one on my fan mail. Welcome to HP.

Charlie, my dear man, I am flattered, as always. Thank you.


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Reminds me of a quote I once heard...

"Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery,

Imitation is for amateurs, Artists just steal from you..."

Anonymous, Unknown Planet Earth

Keep on Hubbing

Blake4d


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Thanks Blake, I will.


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Majadez 6 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Lovely poem. :)


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

I'm going to read this again and again. I think it my favorite of all you have done so far. Like a cake, it has many layers exposed and I must taste each one. Thanks for sharing, Laura!


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Majadez, thank you for your compliment.

Wayne, I'm glad you likened it to a cake and not an onion, haha! Do you really like best of all? Well then, return and return, and one day when I'm famous, lol, the copy of my book that I send to you shall have this page signed! Thank you.


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

Very alluring vamp Laura, a siren's song, a charm of magic... Very well done... Thanks for sharing your talent...


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Thank you Ioua, glad you enjoyed it.


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Joshua Kell 6 years ago from Arizona

This was a brilliant and enchanting poem! I can't believe, that no matter how hard I try, I have never met a girl like you... Take care.


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Thank you, such a lovely compliment you've paid me.


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Awful Poet 6 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

Absolutely Lovely


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

Thank you, Awful Poet. I will admit this is one that I revisit often. Not, perhaps the best, but it isn't always the best and brightest child that becomes Mother's favorite.


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A.A. Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

This seeps with sensuality. Very good.


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon Author

It happens occasionally. I'm glad you enjoyed it and thank you.

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