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Both of Me

Updated on June 12, 2011

There are two sides to me

They battle here for supremacy 

One mindful and mannered

The other ripe and reinvented


Happy to be the randier me

When in, non-coincidence we collide

A delightful game of flirt and flavor

Playing with words and dreaming of skin 


But when knowing replaces meeting

Now under your gaze, ashamed

I want to hide this wanton girl away

Search for the purity gone astray


Or would your rather dance with us

Weaving the seeker with the nymph 

The educated to the inquisitive

A twirling kaleidoscope of you and we


Perhaps a Tango made for three?

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    • R. Blue profile image

      R. Blue 

      8 years ago from Right here

      Good for you....catch me up sometime.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      You'd be surprised how much leash I've given her Blue... just in the real world this time. lol.

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      R. Blue 

      8 years ago from Right here

      I see you're backing away from your Randy side....would never work....she'll always be there hiding in the shadows. Better to give her her freedom.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh thanks KCC! I wonder if anyone can identify with me?

      Come on Cris if two of them are in my body and one surely know how to wear the dress, its a Tango!

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      Cris A 

      8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      a tango for three? then's it's no longer tango, is it? an intoxicating read. thanks for sharig :D

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      Karen Curtis 

      8 years ago from Central Texas

      I absolutely love it...but I've yet to find anything of yours that I didn't love!

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you MM. I love that you think it complements me and me. :)

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      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      RB -- Definitely worth the wait, and the inspiration from Cris A really complements the tone of your poem. And the poem itself is so you ... and you! LOVE IT! MM

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Chris I'm glad you like it. Rather dance than?

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      Christoph Reilly 

      8 years ago from St. Louis

      I like it very much, Randy. The battle within. Very nice!

      Oh, by the way...I'd rather dance.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      What a pretty way to put it! Thank you Enigmatic Me.

      Hi Brenda! Thanks for giving me a read. :)

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      \Brenda Scully 

      8 years ago

      dance away who cares as long as we get such good poetry to read

    • Enigmatic Me profile image

      8 years ago from East Coast Canada

      The ballet in your mind is a wonderful treat.

      Incarnations ... or is that incarcerations of your mind out on paper like the Roarschak... only for us to decipher.

      Free you are... me I'd like to be.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Nice to meet you Holly. Thank you for the thoughtful comment. Its a matter of perspective I suppose. One would say I flaunt it and another would say I'm much too shy.

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      hollyschulz 

      8 years ago from Earth

      Disturbing and wonderful :p

      We all have dynamic personalities, and it's nice to meet the rare few who embrace all their different faces!

      There's a delicate balance between hiding and flaunting, and I believe you maintained it perfectly.

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      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks eyes! I'm glad you found flavor in it.

      I agree Jess, poetry that comes from the gut instead of the brain is my favorite.

      I liked that Invictus; I have a multi faceted personality. Sounds like a disorder. lol.

    • I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image

      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 

      8 years ago

      This is great Randy. The choice of Identity... so man options. I feel the more facets, the more intriguing!

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      Jess Killmenow 

      8 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      I love the poems that come out of their own accord. Let no one be excluded from the dance.

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      EYES CHAMbERS 

      8 years ago

      I do like this one. Taste, is what it has, and flavor, to me.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh thanks Paris! I have trouble writing because I should. I do so much better when I write because I must. Today was like that.

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      Paris Injeans 

      8 years ago from The Green Hills of Missouri

      RANDY I LOVE THIS...IT IS SO WORTH THE WAIT! The mind works in mysterious ways and the pen has a way with words. I would say clever girl....

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Edgy, really? Hmmm, just my life. Thank you for reading it. :)

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Edgy poetry—I like it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Aidy, I can always count on you for a nice comment. Thanks much.

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      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I think I have to let them coexist Frieda. Just need a dance partner that like both of me. Thanks for the great comment.

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      Am I dead, yet? 

      8 years ago

      Randy, this is exactly what I mean! I enjoyed reading the variety in this poem, Randy. Well done, as always, mind blowing!

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      Frieda Babbley 

      8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      beautiful. wonderfully spoken, those inner battles, who to let free, who to be, who to show, who to hide. It was worth the wait.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks dohn121! Sly, who me?

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      dohn121 

      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      A threesome is definitely, do-able, Randy! Wonderful job, you sly fox!

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for dropping by ledefensetech . Glad you like it.

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      ledefensetech 

      8 years ago from Cape Girardeau, MO

      Hey girl, long time no see. Very Zen, I like it.

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