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A Poem: Paris. The Essence of My Urge.

Updated on May 31, 2013
Café Mabillon today.....where I once met the lovely and famous waiter Vincent.
Café Mabillon today.....where I once met the lovely and famous waiter Vincent. | Source
Kong: A famous nightclub and fancy restaurant in Paris
Kong: A famous nightclub and fancy restaurant in Paris | Source
Of course...The Eiffel Tower
Of course...The Eiffel Tower | Source
At Saint-Germains-Des-Prés
At Saint-Germains-Des-Prés | Source
A woman on her own in beautiful Paris
A woman on her own in beautiful Paris | Source

Café Mabillon and Paris are one
the essence of my urge
To explore and test the limits
of a woman still in search

For happiness and peace of mind
so lost in desperation
A decade full of emptiness
Vincent, my inspiration

Oh how he romanced me away
as only French can do
So elegant a gentleman
he has no freaking clue

The peek he gave me into life
and France, the south, the sun
The quality of sunny days
that summer, so much fun

8 Years ahead I am again
café au lait, the same
My roots of moving out for good
all hidden in his name

Forever grateful I will be
though he will never know
My life has changed, all peacefully
his everlasting glow

On which I float and leave myself
feel what a day should bring
My Paris is so dear to me
at last my heart can sing

Again the song of Summer Love
though broken hearts remain
Yet love deserves an endless chance
I'm open to the pain

Of new and lovely butterflies
the touch, the feel, the yearn
The knowledge of uncertainty
but I've deserved and earned

The right to romance me away
to gracefully seduce
Who knows what Paris has in store
yet I'm the one to choose

To end my night alone again
though dinner was paid for
A toast to in dependency
to empty sex no more

Cause you can wine and dine and pay
and sweep me of my feet
It's more I need, so trigger me
if not you're merely sweet

So thank you very much monsieur
for making my night out
In Paris, Kong and Mabillon
exciting without a doubt

Signed: Escobana (who is back in her game:-)


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    • carolinemd21 profile image

      Caroline Marie 

      3 years ago

      I love your writing Escobana. You are very intriguing. :)

    • Escobana profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Valencia

      Merci beaucoup Astra Nomik!

      Paris is definitely a city I love spending time in, just like you did. Somehow it's a city that either sticks with you or you never come back again. I need to see 'my Tour Eiffel' every once in a while.

      Vive la France and thanks for stopping by:-)

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      What a wonderful warm flowing poem, full of heartfelt aspirations for a future and for a romantic city that oozes possibilities. Paris is a beautiful city, and I loved every second I spent in France when I went there with a companion. Vive la hub.:)

    • Escobana profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Valencia

      That's a beautiful compliment! Thank you....Edith Piaf, her voice....I love how she sings! Paris in Summer is now on my mind...I should book another weekend and find my favorite chair in Café Mabillon:-)

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I could almost hear Edith Piaf behind these lines. The beauty, the air of seduction Paris must offer, comes alive here.

    • Escobana profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Valencia

      Ooohhh Deergha....

      You're too good to be true with so much comments left on my poems already! I'm still responding to my new followers where as you keep lifting me up by leaving your graceful words again and again.

      Paris would be my second home if it was not for the horrible climate. Yet, I have a friend over there who can swap places with me anytime of the year.

      So if I need some romance in Paris, I call him up and he enjoys the warm weather in Valencia. If India would not be so far away, swapping houses would be a great experience!

      Love to you too...Escobana

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      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Uhhhhh thanks for the nice trip to Paris...with you your way...Full of new hope and new promise and a head on start with such mesmerizing smile to sweep PARIS off its feet sure....way to go my friend...shared and votes +++++++++++



    • Escobana profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Valencia

      Thanks Xstatic! Whenever you get the chance to visit Paris...Go for it!

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      You make it sound as wonderful as I have always heard it is. Very well written.

    • Escobana profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Valencia

      Thank you so much Pamela:-)

      Life is full of surprises and Paris is a place where I always get to experience such memorable was great food for some poetry. Glad you liked it:-)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It is wonderful that you are moving on with your life, full of hopes and dreams is such a lovely place. Beautiful poetry and on a new path. Sounds wonderful.

    • Escobana profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Valencia

      Hey Kathi,

      It IS a priviledge to travel and I am so happy to be able to do that. I'm very grateful for it as it forms one as a person, every single time you go and start another adventurous!

      So nice to see you here on my latetst poetical travel:-) Hugs to you too!

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      6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Escobana, What a priviledge it must be to travel. I hear that in your words and love your inner spark! Beautiful poetry, my friend, Hugs, Kathi

    • Escobana profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Valencia

      Hola guapa!

      Paris was soooooooooo much fun but I'm soooooo very happy to be back in warmer Valencia. I will be back though because Paris rocks!

      Whoever will win my heart will not be bored a moment unless he bores me in the first two weeks...LOL

      Vive la France and Vive Leslie!

      Hugs and thanks for sharing honey:-)

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      All i can say is - Watch out, Paris!lol..

      You go girl - your courage and sense of adventure amaze and inspire me!

      You get knocked down - but you get up again - with optimism and heart!

      Whoever wins your heart will never have a bored moment in his life!

      Viva la France! (i've been there a couple times...mmmmmm...)

      up and hub-sharing..

    • Escobana profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Valencia

      Thank you so much Torrilynn:-) Great to see you stopping by!

    • torrilynn profile image


      6 years ago


      such a beautiful hub that you have here

      really nice story telling that you have done here

      Voted up


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