Where I Dwell

Slather me with sunscreen, you make Heaven hot as hell

Ray Bans can't shield my eyes from your mezmerizing spell

Sleight of hand, sweet magic man, my future you foretell

Too far gone, no going back, you own where I dwell

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Reach inside my heart, fan the flames you can quell

Take me on a journey, cool with water from your well

If love made me a millionaire I'm buying what you sell

Too far gone, no going back, you own where I dwell

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Pack the bags, somewhere warm, strip the outer shell

Coupled in the sand is the drug of our cartel

The rhythm of our dance rocks love where we fell

Too far gone, no going back, you own where I dwell

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Warm sun on our skin cooks this intoxicating smell

Languid heat on glittering sand, no doubts to dispel

You and me in love agree with nothing to rebel

Too far gone, no going back, you own where I dwell

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Promise me, one small thing, to never say farewell

Left alone, without your love, nothing could compel

No other ever, no hard sell, no more stories to retell

Too far gone, no going back, you own where I dwell

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51 comments

imranhaider 5 years ago

great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

imranhaider, I love your comment!!!!!!!!


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Beautiful Hub.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, crystolite! Appreciate your visit.


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Up and beautiful. Since meeting you I am actually learning I like and enjoy this style of writing, and you are an expert. Thanks for broadening my horizons.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Your kind words make my day, Mike. I'm so glad you like my style and stop by to check in with me. I'm grateful to the hub for the opportunity to have met you, and count you as my friend.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

And this is what I fear: "Too far gone, no going back, you own where I dwell." Because this is where the 'land mines' are :)))

At the same time - and you managed to arouse this in me - I wish I was in there, because in there we can also experience ultimate joy and satisfaction.

This poem pushes, like all your poems, the bottom buttons of our souls.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Martie, absolutely gorgeous comments from you...especially your last line. Yes, the dilemma is in the letting go, where the greatest joy dwells, leaving one at our most vulnerable...to be hurt, devastated, depleted of trust and everything good. But, half way is not real. There are no guarantees in life, so I remain without the strength to deny love, nor the strength to continue on without. Hardening the heart seals it off so nothing good or bad can destroy, but are we really fully alive? Thank you for your profoundly thought provoking words. I love that about you!


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Amy, far from a writer am I or a poet. I do know what I like though. This was so beautiful.

Tina


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Tina, thank you so much, but with all due respect, I beg to differ in that you are a writer!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Yet another winner Amy?

How many does that make now?


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

You tell me, Will, because, quite honestly, I have a difficult time separating the winners from the losers in most facets of my life. I think I need to let go of the angst and let her rip! Who knows...maybe it's the better way to keep the ticker in tact.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

If you find yourself constantly picking losers, just stop trying and turn it over to God. Ask Him do the choosing and you'll get a winner (probably someone you would never have chosen!)


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Sounds like the prayer I should be saying every night. Thanks for the sound advise, Will. I appreciate you.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

All I can say is...sizzling!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Yep, get out the sunscreen and cover your head in a big straw hat...but that's about it for couture! Mother Nature takes care of the rest.


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Fabulous - have bookmarked this as a favourite!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Seeker7, I am honored...truly.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

While reading your passionate poetry, Amy, I swear I felt the hot sun on my skin, the burning sands underneath, and the loving touch of the man in my life. What power you have, m'luv. :)


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear drbj, thank you for your beautiful comments. I appreciate, more than you know, hearing that anything I write has the power to move. May you always feel the warm sun and the loving touch of love. Thank you kindly.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

A poem for us romantics...A big kiss for you Amy ;).

Full of heart and full steam ahead.

After what will soon be 28 years of marriage for me and my sweetheart and on that golden beach through thick and thin, I agree, its all or nothing for this young man...


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

bbnix, 28 years, through thick and thin, on that golden beach for you and your sweetheart doesn't surprise me from reading your poetry. I was sruck by the depth of understanding for women your poetry speaks to and I knew it came from the love you have in your life. Congrats to you and the love of your life and I raise a glass to many more dances on warm sands with hearts full of love 'cause it doesn't get better than that. Big kiss back to you, bbnix!


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Lusty and wanting; shaken and stirred. Very steamy. Thanks for sharing.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Augustine, you summed it up well...I don't know why I can still be reduced to a child for love...all that wanting and hoping and dreaming and tantrums when it doesn't work out the way I want. Thank you for making me think...I think.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

Taking back and owning our own power again is always a big step. Yes, where land mines dwell sums it up quite well. Coming from an abusive marriage, as I did, surely reaches out to my very soul in this poem. Great writing.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

You and Martie both caught the same thing in this piece. And, yes, it is a part of me that I always regret giving in to. I am an idiot when it comes to my heart...always thinking "this time is different" only to once again be disappointed. Some day, I'll wake up or not...but, I do accept the responsibility for the pain. I will never blame the other.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Baby, baby, oh baby baby!! "Damn the torpedos love" Powerful stuff kid!

Here, I'll try my hand at a love poem ..

No fear love, we love the most.

In our bed, of broken post ...

Never mind, I'll leave the poetry to you, and get back to saving the world. (laughing)

We sure are fortunate to have you Amy. Copy/paste everything you've written and send it to Micro soft Office or what ever you have on your computer. Then print it or hold it for print. The point is, you need to have hard copies of this material.

jim


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Jim, thank you for your support and suggestion. I've been saving a copy since I started writing poetry...ya just never know when you might need a copy. Since I compose and type my stuff in word, it's so easy to do, it would be silly not to just save a copy. Thanks for looking out for me. I love your enthusiasm, Jim, it shows in everything you do! Love ya, man.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Oh wow. Scorching, sensuous and sandy. Amy, this is another triumph for you. The thing is, your incredible style is so unique and it lends itself to social commentary, emotional upheaval and romantic interludes equally well- such is the power of your words! I am running out of superlatives.

'Coupled in the sand is the drug of our cartel

The rhythm of our dance rocks love where we fell

Too far gone, no going back, you own where I dwell'

who else can use ' the drug of our cartel' so aptly.. love it!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Wow, Docmo. I'm going to have to exchange my cowboy hat for a bigger version. There is no way I can express how happy your words make me...just no way. I'll have to send you a rope to pull me down from the clouds. Thank you for encouraging me and making me feel like I actually can write!!! Coming from a superlative talent such as yours sends me to the stars.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Lucky you!!! Up and awesome and beautiful..


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Pop, how sweet you are...fiery and sweet. Thank you.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Very beautiful again Amy. Sounds like love to me. God bless you dear Amy.


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chisom emmanuel 5 years ago from NIGERIA

u r beautiful, i was spellbound while reading, it is beautiful.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Micky, I always enjoy your comments and I love seeing you cruisin' that bike. Thanks for stopping!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you so much, Chisom, for your beautiful comments. I am heading over to your place to read some of your writing. I appreciate the fan mail!


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Beautiful rhythm in your repeating phrase -- You own where I dwell. Loved the song too!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Truckstop Sally, I'm so happy you stopped for a visit and that you liked my poem. I'm going to trip on over to your place and see what's new.


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epigramman 5 years ago

....and where you 'dwell' also - is in your extraordinary mind and that uncanny ability, uniquely your own, to translate your poetic thoughts onto your sacred hub page - sacred, yes, because we get to share them too - which makes us amongst the luckiest readers here in Hubland!

And I simply adore your paintings - and the fact that you are promoting them here at the Hub - keep on truckin' Amy - and keep on doing what you do best!!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Colin, for your electric words. They charge me up to aspire for better. I'm so glad you enjoy my paintings, although I would debate the "promoting" and wish to call it sharing with my friends here at the hub. The feedback has been so loving and supportive and inspiring. I love my family here. I feel so lucky to have friends from all over the world! Where else could that ever be possible? Anytime I have a day that feels lonely, all I have to do is come to any of my offerings here in Hub land and read the comments and I feel all is right with the world. Thank you, Colin, for your more than kind and beautiful words.


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jg84 5 years ago

Very well written, you have talent

I look forward to reading more.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, jg84, for your stop here and your kind words. I'm going to visit your place next.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well yes Amy I WOULD be willing to DEBATE you on the use of the word 'promoting' ..... although I respect the fact that 'sharing' is a nice word and who dosen't like to share anything with anyone (especially when it is received in good company) but I can't see any 'artist' or 'writer' here at the Hub who is not interested in 'promoting' their art, their poetry, their prose ......any one of us would love to be 'discovered' for what we do well (like writing and painting) and get paid for it - so in that sense we are all 'promoting' our talents in order to perhaps achieve that perfect dream - that perfect balance - of getting paid (and making a living) for something that we love to do!

So in that sense of the word (and theory)the idea of 'promoting' one's work is certainly not foreign to me - or should be to anyone else here at the Hub - because as soon as you 'post' something 'creative' on your Hubpage - in my opinion you are 'promoting' yourself - and why not!!!

That said Amy - when I 'discovered' you in the early stages at the Hub you were writing 'articles' or 'columns' - and I automatically 'promoted' you to other people here (like some of my followers) because I really thought you were someone 'worth promoting' because of your sheer genuine writing talent!

I still think you could easily write for a magazine or a newspaper so in that sense of the word I was 'promoting' that side of your talent - and now you have moved on (temporarily perhaps) to poetry and showcasing your paintings - and hey there's another great word when we're at it - 'showcasing'

....yes there is always a fine line between art and commerce but when I used the word 'promoting' I can't why any artist (and one of your obvious stature and esteem) would not be interested in 'promoting' their talents and benefit from some kind of financial gain through artistic appreciation and self-satisfaction too!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I truly appreciate your taking the time and care to clarify your statement. I agree that everyone who writes does so to say something to their reader, otherwise, we'd just talk to ourselves...known to do that to. My intent at the hub is to share...my thoughts, feelings (which I sometimes paint rather than write), my hopes and dreams. I did not begin my journey at the hub to earn a living, but to practice something I love and learn from the others here. I do not entertain any pipe dreams about one day being discovered. I see many authors here "head and shoulders" beyond me in talent, skills and concepts. I am addicted to artistic appreciation from the artists I meet here and I revel in the self-satisfaction I derive from creating. Personally, I don't know of anyone at the hub that makes a living here. That doesn't mean there aren't, but it is not my intent. My paintings are not for sale and I did truly wish to share them with my friends here. I may someday venture into selling some painting, but for that I would develop an art site. Don't get me wrong, Colin, I see absolutely nothing wrong with promoting ones abilities. We all struggle to survive. But, my intent is not to promote, but hope that in my sharing, someone enjoys what I offer.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..good honest answer Amy and one which truly shows you as a sincere thoughtful individual ....


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

This is just plain outstanding. Now I know why I don't have any talent, you got your share and my share. Keep it up kiddo, and like Jim said, keep hard copies of all these beautiful things you are writing and sharing with us.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Oh, bullshit .. share, promote, tomatos, tomatos. This is a freaking auto show, and we're here to show off our beautiful cars. We love beautiful cars, and love to look at other people's beautiful cars. If we didn't have a car in the show, we probably wouldn't stay long though. By sharing our cars we're promoting them by proxy. By promoting our cars. we're sharing them by proxy. I love you both, but you both need to get back to The No Pants Logic. (laughing) just thougt I'd come in, screw around, and tell Colin he did a hell of a job here on this poem. You're both very talented, and I love ya both!

jim


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

oops I meant tell Amy hell of a job.

jim


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thanks Mike, But don't short change your sweet self. Everyone is unique and each of us is blessed with our own brand of gifts. You are more passionate about political issues, including the school systems, and it shows in your writing. The language of politics leaves me fumbling. And I couldn't run a business to save my life!!! You excel. I always appreciate your visit, Mike.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

I got chills running up and down my arms, back, legs and torso so full body chills wow! I havent had this feel in a while while reading this is great stuff Amy! thanks for sharing your gift of life.

smiles :)

bella


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, Bella, thank you so much for your descriptive visceral response to my piece. It was a thrilling poem to write. I appreciate your dynamic, lively commentary as it shows your zest for life.

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