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Figment

Updated on May 25, 2011
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by Maia C on Flickr


My imagination is fertile ground
Fantasies spring up in every crack
In every crevice like fragrant buds

Why would I venture outside this garden
When within these walls I am lithe and limber
As tender and receptive as a new shoot

In my mind you are beautiful and sleek and strong
Intuitive hands surprise and delight me
Our bodies entwine like hungry vines

Why would I seek flesh and blood
For any mere mortal must surely disappoint
Beside the rapturous skills of the one imagined

The petals of my flower open to your seduction
In my Eden you plant and sow, and plant and sow
You take root and I writhe beneath your shaft of light
Lovely but alone, I bloom


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      Not Telling 7 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

      Lovely, sensual. A work of art - but portable, to carry in my mind, echoed in my heightened pulse.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      So glad I was able to get your heart rate going.

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      men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia

      My daughter was hubsurfing, saw the email about this and came yelling to me: "come see what beatiful poem your friend randy has written".

      Well randy, you did it for her, she's smiling from ear to ear. she made me go to all you hubs, copy - paste - print. TXxx

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      badcompany99 7 years ago

      Another great lil poem my friend, enjoyed it !

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      CabinGirl 7 years ago

      " Lovely but alone, I bloom " that is so poetic Randy and how I wish I could, alone I fade and die like a flower left unwatered.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh my Pauli, how old is your daughter? Perhaps she thought this was about... gardening? Next time I'll write one about lollipops, I promise.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      BC, I thought you might enjoy this. :)

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Cabin Girl, We need to learn to be alone first I think. Let another be an accent to who you are, not the trellis of it.

      I talk big of course, but there is no amount of imagining that can replace a man's hands.

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      kea 7 years ago

      You have an excellent way with words! "shaft of light" is great.

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      Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

      I lost sight of the flowers...steam you know....great poem...wonderful images! :)

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Kea! I just love a double meanings don't you?

      I'm glad you liked it Tom. You needn't be able to "see" the flowers. Brail works :)

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      Kushal Poddar 7 years ago from Kolkata,India

      Beautifully crafted

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      R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

      Hey RB....very sexy...just like you!!! Fertile ground indeed...LOL

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      kea 7 years ago

      Yes, I love the double meanings. Glad you didn't use something lame like "light saber" :) Keep rockin'

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Nice to meet you KP! I'm glad you like it.

      Where you been Blue? And thank you!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Kea if I ever do a sensual sci-fi poem I might have to use that!

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      R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

      I moved...new house....and been swamped at work....like I needed all that at once....been missing my hubbuddies.....hope all is going great on your side of the country.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      It feels like the economy is turning around. Wish I could say we're "swamped." I'm adjusting, learned how to mow my lawn and check my water tanks. :)

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      R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

      You'll make it RB...I've got confidence in you....now you get it too!!....and I thought those were "milk" tanks....or was I just checking the wrong thing again???

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      goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

      wowza, wowza!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Blue, funny guy. Ya I'm learning how to take care of all my own needs. lol.

      Golden Boy, Thanx, Thanx.

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      Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

      Wow! This is moving, Randy. At least I'm moving. Oh my, how I am moving. Really beautiful. You capture the beauty of the imagination and fantasy, and how perfectly we picture things to be. Well done!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh Chris I'm glad it moved you. I'm afraid I'm setting myself up for a fall, as my imagination is quite vivid.

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      shamelabboush 7 years ago

      Wow, I like it, but what I like the most is the sudden conclusion... I bloom! I think it's called Caesura.

      Really something.

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      Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

      This was great Randy, your imagination the garden everything!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Shamelabboush, I didn't know that's what its called, or if did, I've long since forgotten. Thanks for the education.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Hawk! I'm pleased you liked it.

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      lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Just beautiful...again, love your word paint.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Again, dream of being painted.

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      R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

      I do finger painting!!!!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      One of my fantasies!

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      R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

      Somehow I would have guessed that.....but I can't find any white paint...I'll just have to use cream cheese or whipped cream.....don't worry...I'll clean up the mess!!!

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      Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      ahh the afterglow... thanks for sharing :D

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      No Blue cream cheese won't do. I want to be painted like a tiger or a lizard... no dairy won't do.

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      Not Telling 7 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

      I dunno, I keep coming back here. Here's to your imagination, O creative one.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Cris I'm glad you came by to read this one. I'm always disappointed when I don't get your critique.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Not Telling, since you are "new" and everything you should read some of my older stuff. "He Comes in Dreams" perhaps. ;)

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      Moonchild60 7 years ago

      That was really beautiful, I love how you play with words. I am going to look for more... Thank you!!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Moonchild - I'm glad you like my stuff. I'm a fan of yours as well.

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      trooper22 7 years ago from Chicago

      Another Gem, Bravo Randy!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank You Trooper, I'm pleased you like my stuff :)

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      Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

      Where was the cold shower disclaimer?

      Great line about bodies entwining like hungry vines. Then things got pornographic in a flowery sort of way. Nice touch.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Yea, even I cringe at "plant and sow" in repetition, but lord hates a coward.

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      Luke Prater 5 years ago

      Beautiful. I now you filed this under 'Lust' but you make it very poetic and lyrical. Great poetry. No cringing here.. excellent sexual metaphor

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Luke thanks for visiting my hubs. Most of my poems are in the lust category, but I hope they are all poetic and lyrical. I'm glad you didn't cringe. :)

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      Candice Daoud 5 years ago

      I love the sensual imagery

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for visiting Candice.

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      Jingle 5 years ago

      welcome to JP...

      elegant piece, enjoyed the word flow.

      A++

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Jingle!

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      Andy 5 years ago

      Sad & sensual at the same time.

      This is what poetry is all about.

      Exquisite!

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I'm glad this pleased you Andy.

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      Sina 5 years ago

      seductive!

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for coming by Sina.

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      attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

      Thoughts don't argue back, clomp mud through the house or take one for granted. Men! Who needs them?

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Sigh... me.

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