Your Laughing Eyes

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Photo by Jenah Crump Photography on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/camera_cat/


She does not recognize herself

While you know no other

And softly chuckle

As she tries to slip

Her tongue between your lips


When she nibbled at your ear

Months ago, you said

That will be your key

No words need wasted

Your lust apparent

When my ear you've tasted


But now you shake your head

Yet again?

A silly thing

Is she?

Insatiable you say

With laughter in your eyes


Too easily estranged

New to the aggressor's game

Now with a doe’s wide eyes

Gun-shy

She recoils

Afraid of her own

Desires


But the pull it is intense

And her only recompense

Is in the knowledge that she is

The prize

And if you do not claim her

Surely you’ll regret

Stepping over

The suitors at her door step


This knowledge tells her

She musn’t judge your frivolity

Too quickly

For a fool you are not

And your laughter must be

Not at her expense but

At your own

Good fortune


Comments 61 comments

Georgiakevin profile image

Georgiakevin 7 years ago from Central Georgia

This is quite a poem.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

That doesn't tell me if you liked it or not Georgiakevin.


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

okay! You have my complete attention, Randy! =) You are fierce, for sure! Sounds like, a tango!?! :) Shall we say, delicious...


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Mmmmm, I like "delicious." Thank you for that Invictus.


Graham Bretton 7 years ago

Sometimes, I get tired of this dance, but how else would we fill all this time? You and invictus, I think, do the feminine poetry thing wonderfully; as there is a difference between how the sexes do it. Women poets should stick to slap and tickle stuff (not a misogynist, we each have our forte's)


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

You many not hate women sir, but you do seem to have a narrow view of our talents. I am definitely in the midst of a "slap and tickle" phase, and I'm enjoying it. It has not been my thrust for the last 43 years though and it will fade back when I am impassioned with something else. Next up? Drugs or Rock n' Roll perhaps.


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loua 7 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

Coy apprehension is such a lure, as the perfumed ankle is subtle and provocative; and the game goes on...

Fine poem expressing the most common emotion of worth...


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thank you Ioua for a lovely comment. A perfumed ankle, a milky shoulder, an inviting sigh... something for each of your senses in this game. :)


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

Mr. Bretton. hmmm. interesting that, eh, Randy? We were the first for him to fan as well. Do you know who it is?

I am not too interested, though, he smells oddly familiar. :)

Laughable if you ask me! lol


poetlorraine 7 years ago

oops i am missing something here


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Do you have her number, Randy? Just email to me and I'll be at her house directly :D Thank you, you siren!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

O.K., Invictus I'll laugh.

ha, ha, ha

Did that sound convincing? ;)

Hi PL. Not everyone is as polite in the comment box as yourself; that's all.

Dohn you never disappoint me with your comments. You have completely restored my grin. Thank YOU.


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MFB III 7 years ago from United States

oh, when I ponder the chances blown, over some vain or inconsequential moment, I am filled with regret. Long lovley lashes that only held eyes for me, turned away by some stupid petty indifference on my part. In my loneliest hours the couda beens haunt me the most. Great write.

~~MFB III


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

If I could only lock my ego away, the rest of me would have so much more fun.

Thanks for your comment MFB.


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

Randy, as always brilliant and thought provoking writing. Your words are like the wind that blows good feelings--good breeze always enjoyable.

Well done, dearest Randy. Lovely words.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hi Sandy! Did you see Invictus gave me a "fierce" in your honor I think :) I'm glad you found it thought provoking, since I'm "just" a girl poet and all. lol.

Have you been enjoying your new endeavor?


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Very beautiful and sadly seductive..


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hello Shamel! Sad? Is it? Maybe a little I supposed. Thanks for the comment.


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Carson Creek 7 years ago

Randy, I've been away too long. I love this work! "But the pull it is intense And her only recompense Is in the knowledge that she is The prize." That is one powerful statement and empowering moment in life. The passion within is strongly expressed...thanks for letting the rest of us feel it.


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

A nibble at the ear, a sure fire way to get my attention. Though just the gentle caress of her breath on the fine hairs of the ear is also enough for me. As I read I could feel gentle tingles in my ears. Very nice indeed.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hi Carson! I'm glad you like this one. I'm glad you could feel it. :)

You're an ear man Wesley? Thanks for coming by and tingling with me.


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

But, of course, 'fierce' was in AIDY's honour! :) It is, and saddly she is not around much anymore... so just wanted to ensure someone gave ya the 'fierce'! lol


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

If I can get a fierce and a delicious on a poem that's like two stars right?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

That Graham is quite a cracker...and a crock. You slap and I'll tickle. Please? I would never slap a woman. Unless, you know, it's a gentle spanking kind of deal and a French maid outfit is involved.

Did I mention I think the poem is lovely!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Ya, you like his comment? Never done the French maid thing... but then I hate housework. I'm good with the rest of it though, lol.


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Enigmatic Me 7 years ago from East Coast Canada

Empowering... I know it was used elsewhere, sorry for the non-originality.

But every woman should know the prize of it all, and every man should laugh at his good fortune when he's found a good woman. I really smiled at the end of this poem. Thanks


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

So happy to have made you smile EM. Empowering is not a word, of which, I will soon grow tired. Thank you for your comment.


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Enigmatic Me 7 years ago from East Coast Canada

Some here believe in their power of words, and others really don't know how they are empowering others.... I am happy to say I would think you are the latter.... better than you know.


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blaise25 7 years ago from close to you...

wow, captivating and fiery!

lovely poem Randy! and the pic is pretty angelic ;p

thanks for sharing ;p


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for the sweet comment Blaise! I was pleased to find that pic. Sometimes I spend hours looking for the right pic.


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Dark Heart 6 years ago

Really liked this Randy-very cool to get into the inner

process of these 2 people. Maybe the mans laughter simply comes from being in the now with an attractive woman.Don't think about what could happen just enjoy this moment.


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Are you directing me to live in the moment? You Dark, may be an old soul despite the coy picture.


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Joy56 6 years ago

this has a new life, well why not, it is so well written, not in the mood for nibbling ears at the moment, but one never knows.


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Probably every new relationship breathes a little life into this one. Thanks Joy56.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

This strikes me as a basically very sad poem. Somehow leading to unrequited love... maybe I am a bit jaded, but there is a desperation and joylessness in the way it moves.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

You often find sadness in my poems TL. Maybe you just have empathy for me. This poem is just about the insecurity of communicating sexual desires at the beginning of a relationship. Nothing unrequited about it. If you reread it with that knowledge maybe it'll strike you different?


Luke Prater 5 years ago

Hi Randy - You do Randy poetry well... liking it...

Luke @ WordSalad


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thank you Luke. I like the way your toss your words together too.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

This reminds me of my fiance, he being the one who is always wanting and me saying 'not now' or playfully joking about how greedy he is.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Yea not so funny when the shoes on the other foot. Don't know what changed... well other than divorce, but change it did. So go easy on him.


sillyfrog 5 years ago

I must say, there are many,many poems about intimacy and I find yours is the most playful and real that I have seen in quite some time. Kudos!


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Sillyfrog thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed this.


Candice Daoud 5 years ago

Love the picture and the poem. Quite the little vixen :-P


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Vixen? Only in hubland :)


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Without her, men would spend all day wrestling on the edge of a cliff, instead of all day clambering over themselves to stake their claim. Sweet, wise and worthy, from a great wordsmithess.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks attemptedhumour. I like being called a wordsmithess :)


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Very nicely written Randy. Alluring!!

Smiles :)

bella


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for popping in Bella. Smiles back.


blue varnish 5 years ago

I like your poems, especially this one. It was intense and it actually made me forget my toothache for a moment, so thank you :)


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Nice to meet you Blue! I'm glad you like my stuff. Sorry about your tooth :(


Luke Prater 5 years ago

Excellent, dear Randy


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thank you Luke :)


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Hi RB.

It must be the sea air that makes your head spin and then out pops these absolute breath taking poems. You put everything into them and i suppose the end result is a little "Naughty but Nice".

Take care and have a nice day.

LOL Ghaelach


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hi Ghaelach. They are just little pieces of me. I'm glad you like them. And no, my head does not spin... my hips do though.


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Hi Randy.

May be it's my head that is spinning to the thought of your hips.

LOL Ghaelach


Jannie Funster 5 years ago

Ahhh women, I feel sorry for men sometimes. We are so bewitching to them. And should be!

Think I'll have to call Hubby to come home for a little afternoon "nap" after reading this, Randy. :) :)

xo


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Oh Jannie you crack me up. Bon appetit!


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Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

Love it Randy! Your counter ego shines through right from the first two lines.


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Randy Behavior 4 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks Ryan. I am an enigma.


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Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

Had to read it again. This is one of my favorites, especially the last two stanzas:

'And if you do not claim her Surely you’ll regret Stepping over The suitors at her door step'

'And your laughter must be Not at her expense but At your own

Good fortune'

I just love it, very unconventional.


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Randy Behavior 4 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Unconventional? I suppose I am that.

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