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Devotees

Updated on June 16, 2011
One by Maria Ruch/flickr
One by Maria Ruch/flickr


I gather you around me like agates from the beach
Pearls among the plain gravel of the sand
Sparkling, pulsing independent stars beating within

Here, protected, loved, admired
Within this circle
I sit strong and vibrant

Awakened and stirring sensually
I am joyous in your glow, each
Reflecting back my adoration

In my hand I hold you, unawares
Your power over me
Shining upon my soul

The forgotten cloud, predictably surprises
Erasing the sun that lighted my collected orbs
Leaving me ashamed and lonely

Unable to keep you within my unlit sphere
You are washed back into the sea
To love and be adored by my charmed successor


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    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hmmmm, I don't mean to have different styles. Maybe I'm influenced by what I've read at that time, or something. I haven't been schooled in it like you. I'm just winging it. I'm the unexpected tomatoe plant that appears in the middle of the tidy rows of radishes... a volenteer, I think they call them.

      You almost nailed this one.

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      Doug Turner Jr. 

      7 years ago

      Pearls on the surface but also calls to mind the way it feels to have a new and devoted fan on hubpages, only to know that eventually they'll have to retract back into their own lives. Could summarize a love relationship, for that matter.

      You have experimented with a variety of poetic styles. This was is unique from anything else you've written. Very cool.

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      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I will add you to my little circle NT :)

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      Not Telling 

      9 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

      Proud to be a devotee.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh I'm so glad Hawkesdream!

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      Hawkesdream 

      9 years ago from Cornwall

      Did so enjoy this Randy

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Kea, I like it when you tell me I rock. Makes me giggle.

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      kea 

      9 years ago

      You rock Randy B! Excellent job! The beach and the ocean always provide a sense of perspective for me.

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      ajcor 

      9 years ago from NSW. Australia

      you just can't trust those clouds - can you?

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Pauli, go to my profile hit "hot" its there for you.

      ajcor, I do try to live in the now and be perceptive of all the tactile details. That is why the clouds sneak up on me.

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      ajcor 

      9 years ago from NSW. Australia

      beautiful words Randy - "Awakened and stirring sensually I am joyous in your glow," seems to me to reflect a joy filled sense of living in the now -thanks for these words...cheers 

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      men are dorks 

      9 years ago from Namibia

      nah, rubbish, write somehing sexy. Hiehie. I know i'm gonna be sweard at.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Tom, "arresting" and "great work" from a poet. This is a good day.

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      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you for reading Christoph, and thank you for the word "lovely."

      Cabin Girl - Pleased to meet you, and thank you for the compliment.

      BC - I do love to stir things! Thanks for the compliments. I lap those up like hungry kitten.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Laughing Mom - Personal and poems, just kind of go together for me.  Thank you for you sweet comment.

      Thank you Shame!

      RooBee - That's my favorite line too, I'm glad you picked it. Come for a visit I'll show you our shores.

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      Tom Rubenoff 

      9 years ago from United States

      Lovely, clear, arresting. Thanks for great work.

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      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      Very lovely, Randy, full of great imagery and feeling. Thanks for sharing it with your fans!

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      Arby Bourne 

      9 years ago from USA

      Lovely Randy! Thumbs up. "Predictably surprises" - love that! Love the whole thing, for that matter.

      Ah, I miss the sea..

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      shamelabboush 

      9 years ago

      This is very nice peom.

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      Laughing Mom 

      9 years ago

      You know Randy, you just put beautiful words to a very personal feeling.

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