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Tables Turned

Updated on July 3, 2009

This poem was inspired by Mighty Mom's comment on my I Hunger hub.  She said, "the hunter becomes the hunted, the thrill is in the chase, and all that usual male as pursuer stuff turned right back at them."

I realize not all men are such predators, so don't get your hackles up.  But for those that are, this poem is for you.


Next time I will be like a man

Prowling for a delicious form

I will shove my emotions  

Firmly in my back pocket

And lead with my hormones

My heart bound and locked

I will track the pheromones

And pounce on the  sleekest of the pack

Then stand proudly over my kill

Devouring you until I’ve had my fill

I will please you then I will leave you

At the inkling of complication 

With no remorse or reservation

For it was always about the hunt

Never about the prey


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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Well that's telling them!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Gypsy thanks for always being so quick to comment on my hubs!

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      KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

      Very nice Randy B! Gypsy's always a quick one!

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      Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

      Finally a poem about me! Um...but seriously folks...while I love your poetry and your skillful use of the language and structure, this attitude is...um...well, this is the third thing I've read tonight in a span of a few minutes that...um...oh nevermind.

      Nice poem. I luv ya!

    • Randy Behavior profile image
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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for popin' in KCC!

      Oh chill Chris, its just tongue in cheek. Now I'm gonna have to go see what you've been reading.

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      Susan Reid 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Oh RB, not only do I approve, I think this is fab! I think my favorite line is "

      I will shove my emotions

      Firmly in my back pocket

      And lead with my hormones"

      How like a man to utilize a back pocket instead of your purse:-). And I suppose leading with our hormones is the closest we'll ever get to thinking with our "little head" eh? But the sentiment is obviously there- you certainly freaked poor Christoph out:-). Thumbs up. You go!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for the inspiration MM. I'm glad you like it and approve, now I can go to bed... alone. But hey, tomorrow is a new day and a new hunt.

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      Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

      Okay, nice poem and all. Nicely versed, but um.... this would be a bad thing?

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      Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

      seems about right to me!!!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      To a woman, used up and left is usually a bad thing PM. If it works for you as the victim, then great!

      Thanks for coming by for a read Hawks!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Wow. Powerful words. Really liked it. Thanks.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Alekhouse, I'm glad you like it. Thanks for commenting.

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      Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

      couldn't help myself.  I am sure that many a male would love to have you pounce upon them, even if but for a night. 

      To use my new favorite idiom,

      What a bonbon and me with diabetes!

      I do understand what you are saying though and couldn't agree with you more. 

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      I'm on the hunt today.. should prove interesting!! I have my "stealth-suit" on!!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I on the other hand PM, don't have diabetes, but I don't have a bonbon either.  Damn it.

      Happy hunting CV. What's your stealth suit look like?

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      nazishnasim 7 years ago

      That was AMAZING Randy! I am known for 'spamming' hubs with my crazy comments but I can't say more for this poem of yers. Let's both drink to it *raises a bottle of the Finesse French wine*

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      \Brenda Scully 7 years ago

      enjoyed that...... I think

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Nazishnasim - Well gosh, I'm glad you like it that much!

      Brenda - Thanks for stopping by for a read.

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      trooper22 7 years ago from Chicago

      This Rocks Randy, a skilled Huntress is a formidable opponent. :)

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Trooper, to bad I'm all talk.

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      Janetta 7 years ago

      ooohh I like it--tables have definitely turned hehe

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Ya feel the power Janetta?

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      shamelabboush 7 years ago

      Wow,

      I will please you then I will leave you

      Let the revolution begin :) Great stuff Randy!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you Shamel! Always like to hear from you.

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      R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

      Lemme see....it was Candie's Birthday Thursday...so I'm guessing her stealth suit looks a lot like her "Birthday Suit"

      Just wanted to remind you that men and women are different for a reason.....and Viva la difference. I think you should become more of a hunter.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Ya think so Blue? And ignore those who try to capture me? Perhaps I'll give it a try.

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      R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

      You can slow down and get caught occasionally too.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Well that on, I learned in second grade!

       

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      Gypsy Lyric 7 years ago from California

      Well this is an interesting one for me for I feel as though Ive always come from both sides!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      You call your self a vegetarian but I know you to be a carnivore.

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