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THIS WAY to Paradise - a Poem

Updated on October 23, 2012
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“Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to

Problems that upset you, oh don't you know

Everything's alright, yes everything's fine

And we want you to sleep well tonight

Let the world turn without you tonight…”


Oh, those familiar lines…


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THIS WAY → to Paradise

Your trip starts here.

Directions.

You got two tickets to Paradise

Time flies, you’re riding the sunset to sunrise

Do you steer to the side and ask for guidance?

Do you follow what you’re told or take a chance?

Or do you keep up with your ego

Where alongside your lady is all aglow?

Are you in a stance affected by romance?

That way IS to Paradise, you’re not going to France.

Byways.

Would you debate or inquire for suggestions?

Would you examine a map or look for constellations?

The map you’re holdin’ won’t take you to a galaxy

The path to where you’re goin’ is to Paradise, you see;

You need her to navigate, but she gives you all the winkin’

Couldn’t understand its make, what are you thinkin’?

You ask, “Will she be a useful mate, the wife I want her to be?”

“To open the door to my heart, will she be the key?”

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Destination.

Finally, you’ve reached the heavenly Paradise

All the loads become a burden, you quickly realize

She’s prancing on the sands, joyfully ahead of you

Charmed by a handsome luck, muscles strong and true

She swings her long locks, the freedom from tousle

You awfully wonder, “Is my Lady playin’ a riddle?”

You shared straight for a relaxing cold shower

And put on those matching bold floral power

But your love can’t wait any few minutes longer

Your heartbeat is racing, getting remarkably stronger.

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Acceleration.

Do you follow your heart's unnatural pulsating drumbeat?

Do you love unconditionally or do you break it?

Now, her lustful stare and squishy smile do ignite a blow

You catch her glance beyond the delicate capiz window;

You ask of her, “Is something the matter, Sweet?”

“Don’t you like our special little retreat?”

She sweetly turns to say, “Yes, I do and nothing is the matter.”

“Can you please pick me up some fresh coco water?”

You did as you were told, following her direction

“This is Paradise,” you say, you’ve got to take action.

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Cutting Across.

Coco water in hand, empty chair and a soft mahogany strand

Combing the shore, no imprints of her on the land

And there, the tall, tanned, muscled trencher

In both his palms is fresh coco-water.

Wrathful and invisible, drown by shadows for a while

You're scared you got a clue wrapped in a surprising style;

“This way to Paradise,” only a unicorn can hear

On sugar sands galloping, creeping, waving your ivory spear

Grabbing her by the hand, lost for a single word

In a sigh you said, “My Sweet, my heart you injured.”

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Yield.

“Why my Darling?" You’re kneeling, crying at her feet.

“You are my ever precious find on our first meet.”

“Forgive me my Love,” her teardrop kissed your forehead

“Right this very moment, to you I submit to wed;”

“I believe and confide in trust, not again will I misgive.”

Desire to love, madly in love; can you forgive?

Tears in your eyes, remembering the lines of a song

Whispering in your heart and mind, it doesn’t belong

Because you don’t want to get sadhearted and worried

You just want to tenderly hold her tight in bed.

“This way to Paradise,” you say

“We can make it happen, love tirelessly all day”…

The Return.

"This way to Paradise! This way to Paradise!"

"It has to be. It has to be; no need to roll dice

I will take your hand, put on our wedding band

In this Island Paradise, we will make it grand;"

"Yes everything's alright, yes everything's fine

We will sleep well tonight over an exquisite wine."

"The sun’s lazy smile will greet us in early daylight

The hermit crabs will shy no more, 'go naked' delight;

We will ride the sail to the deepest turquoise blue

Oh beautiful Darling, goodness is my virtue.”

“My lovely angel bride, dressed in dainty white,

We will let the world turn without us tonight.”


≈♥≈ ©coffeegginmyrice (Marites Mabugat-Simbajon), "This Way to Paradise" (a poem) 09.27.2012

His mahogany-haired angel bride dressed in dainty white.
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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I miss you, epigramman! I have a vacant cottage in Paradise, you see and you can sleep there as long as you like, lol.

      Thank you for your ever kind words for me and my little work here on HP. You make me happy! You are the one with such amazing, unusual poems and drive your audiences crazy. Just remember to add a picture next time to each of your poems. I know you'll find some great ones out there.

      What do you mean by going into the water for a swim close to midnight? Isn't the water freezing out in Lake Erie? I hope your short swim was good. I do love the stars in the countryside; they appear like little series lights. Down in the city, you know we don't see much stars, maybe a few scattered ones only, but my eyes have to grow wide to find them, hahaha!

      I thank you too for the Youtube music you are introducing and sharing for me to listen. Yes, they are beautiful. I play them while I'm writing to you. Thanks, eh! :)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...love love love the 'dialogue' here and your amazingly creative mind - only Canadians come up with this kind of magic - lol - but let's stop right there because you know what I've come for:

      yes by gosh by golly - the 'paradise' of your hubs - will you let me sleep here for the night ? lol

      and sending you warm wishes and mutual admiratiom for your talent as a writer and your super-ego as a human being - lake erie time 11:54pm still going into the water for a swim but shorter though - lol - and the stars are so bright here over the sky as of late with cooler more clear atmosphere - cats are doing well - they take over my bed at night and do not move - and tonight I was listening to The Who, Dwight Yokum, Bob Marley and now for something freaky the Butthole Surfers, I kid you not - will end up with Sarah Vaughan though - check out this diva on the Tube of You - over and out - and good energy to you

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Feeling glad that the poem had taken you to a whimsical journey, *all smiles*! Thank you for your kind comments as always, picklesandrufus!

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I feel like I just took a whimsical journey. Wonderfully creative piece of work!! vote up

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      girishpuri, thank you so much! Your comment is the very first I've seen this morning. I'm all smiles!

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      very creative, beautiful piece of poetry, voted up above,

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee. When you hit Paradise, cherish every moment of it, hold on to it, let it last long and forever. All the best to you! We can only wish that each day be paradise. Have a happy day! ~Tess

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Nothing is too late, Mhatter99, but I'm glad you have your taste of true paradise.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      ...and happily found it together at last. :) Thanks always exploring!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I miss the fresh coconut as a whole, Cris, don't you? My next trip to the Chinese market, I will not forget to buy some coconut drink and chill it, too. Thanks Cris for stopping by and finding this hub refreshing and inspiring! Cheers!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Glad you enjoyed your ride to paradise, Jamie! Thank you too!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Xactly, xstatic...not minding the world when you are in your own paradise!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Creatively done and onward to Paradise. Love that first pic.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Really good idea. Thank you. I didn't find true paradise until late in my marriage. But when I did...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Unique and beautiful, Two lovers seeking Paradise. Cheers..

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Pure joy here coffee not to mention the coco water. What a refreshing and inspiring hub, indeed. Bravo!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you for this journey. From beginning to end I felt entranced by the ride to paradise. Thank you. Jamie

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      A beautiful and inspiring poem. It is good to let the world turn with ous occasionally.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you btrbell, glad you found this hub interesting and beautiful. Wishing you a restful day, a "paraiso day" to whatever you are doing!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Oh, I am so happy to know that, billybuc! And to be in such situation paralleled to a paradise, there is nothing more we can ask for. Thank you for stopping by to "This Way to Paradise". Have a great one, billy buc!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful poem. Interesting way to bring it around! Great job! Love!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Coffee, how creative and lovely that was! The images are exquisite, and I loved the cadence of the poem. Paradise? I'm living in it and I've never been so grateful!

      Have a wonderful day!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Tobusiness, hello sweet Lady! I'm glad I am getting another present and this time it's coming from YOU! So happy to see you. Thanks so much and let's turn our day into paradise. I will be heading out soon a long drive to the west side with my camera. I have not been out much around summer and I miss going far out. :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Well this little girl will get another present. Beautiful creative work, I particularly love the The Return, 'We will let the world turn without us tonight'

      Oh to be in paradise!! I Loved it.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Good day, Faith Reaper!

      I always love to read your comments and to be honest, I get that excitement of a little girl waiting for her little presents, that is-- waiting for the comments from my fellow hubber friends, and one is You.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Myra! Nice to see you drop by. Thank you for your kind comment. Be around sometime....Cheers! ~Tess

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Coffee,

      Stunningly beautiful and vivid is the chase to that "Paradise!" You are phenominal as a poet, and I am sure in all areas of your life as well. I am moved beyond any words here . . . I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, as it is a pure joy and inspiration to read your fine wirting dear one.

      May God bless you abundantly and I pray that you are living that "Paradise," as you deserve the best in this life.

      Voted Way Up to the Heavens (Paradise), except funny.

      I am going to share everywhere. This was the best way to begin a new day, reading such great writes as this one here.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Myra Menguito 4 years ago

      Very creative piece !!!! It made me want to read more and more and more!!!