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The Yin Yang of Me

Updated on June 7, 2011
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Here inside we reside

Like the sun and moon

If she is fire I am tepid water

My eyes lay on you

With disciplined longing

While hers churn and burn

Lusty pictures into my brain

Quietly flaccid on the exterior

A fleeting impish smile gives her away


We, coexisting in a cruet

Like oil and vinegar never quite together

But tasty just the same

If you crave a dish of devilish spice

Encrusted with angel sweetness

We are the entree you should

Sink your teeth into

Oh, she’d like that wouldn’t she

But pepper us with gentle kisses

If you want to please me


Not quite a union, not quite a fight

Bound together by a corporeal goal

We are like the rose and its thorns

Growing together to enchant and prick

The gentle fragrance draws you near

And soft petals please your cheek

But wild brambles lock you tight

Only in the struggle will you bleed

Entangled by your own attempt at flight



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    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I have no idea what the hoopla is about John. I set out to do a simple cooking and garden piece. They ALL just seemed to misunderstand my puritanical intentions.

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      John Richter 

      7 years ago

      Excellent read.... I like this style... wish I had more time to read you other work, you incredible "morsel" you, but it's already Friday and I'm only 3/4 of the way through dVerse's Tuesday night links...... but I must take a moment to ask what is all the hoopla in these comments about? What did they see that is sexy about this romantic dinner for two? (Or was it three? That recurring other "her" made this even more incredibly sexy!!!!! Ooops... spilled the milk, didn't I? I should throw some salt over the shoulder for that one, or maybe rub some butter on the burn it's going to leave!) Lovely poem..... I'm John, BTW. Your page is not asking for my blog so this is it: http://johnallenrichter.wordpress.com .......

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Mine coexist wether I like it or not. Neither side is a complete picture of the true me, although many only know one or the other. Thanks for the great comment Charles.

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      Charles Elliott 

      7 years ago

      We seem to think these days that all dualities must be mutually annihilating. A thought error, I think. Darkness is essential to the light. Dualities should be seen as mutually supportive, I think. Complementary. The mature person integrates the self, gives controled rein to both as appropriate, I think. Who does not enjoy the danger of a roll in the wild brambles?!?

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Well thank you Umesh. What a lovely comment!

      Thanks Rob, I'll check yours out.

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      rob kistner 

      7 years ago

      Hi, Rob Kistner here. This is a piece well written, engaging – good work… mine is here: http://www.image-verse.com/clown

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      Umesh Rao 

      7 years ago

      This is so awesome!!!

      You have brought out the yin-yang in so many things. Wonderful imagination Randy.

      Enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for using the word delicious Claudia.

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      Claudia Schönfeld 

      7 years ago

      delicious write randy...and both of them make our personality...like vinegar and oil..wouldn't want to miss each of them...

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hey Lori! Sometimes I feel a little too interesting :)

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      lori 

      7 years ago

      I think we all have different sides hidden within. That's what makes it all so interesting, right?

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you Jo!

      Hi Heaven. I'm glad you liked it.

      Why indeed? Thanks for the read Brian.

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      brian miller 

      7 years ago

      an enchanting read...not together but def both cut from the same cloth, just different sides...the best of both worlds, why would anyone pull away...smiles.

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      Heaven 

      7 years ago

      Love the heady read....specially these lines:

      Like oil and vinegar never quite together

      But tasty just the same

      If you crave a dish of devilish spice

      Encrusted with angel sweetness

      Thanks for sharing this ~

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      Jo Bryant 

      7 years ago

      This is a great piece - you had me from the first line. ;)

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Yes, the jeans only tell half the story. I'll let you wonder.

      The movie has never left me, rocked my sweet innocent little world it did. Forever twisted by it... well that and catholic school.

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      Doug Turner Jr. 

      7 years ago

      I read your bio, but it was back when I first read one of your poems, before we were comparing notes and whatnot. I just didn't realize you had an "official" avatar out there. Who is that person, I wonder...

      That animated movie sounds utterly horrifying. I can't handle stuff like that; I'd be crawling into the couch. Sounds like it worked out for you, though.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Doug have you never read my bio?

      A million years ago, approximately 2am in the morning, I watched an animated movie. I have no idea now what it was called (wish I did). In the movie there were miniature people who served as pets to these bigger people. The big people's heads would leave their bodies and float in the skies being intellectual and would have grand discussion. Meanwhile their bodies would play and cavort in their absence. Randy is the part that stayed earth bound. But I promise I would never put a choke collar on the little people.

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      Doug Turner Jr. 

      7 years ago

      Whoah, whpah, whoah, wait a minute! Two avatars? Who in the name of Saint Bernard is the other one! I feel slightly cheated, after all we've been through lately?! Oh, I guess I had it coming. I've never even asked your real name. It's all about the poetry, Randy. The expansion of our minds.

      Anyway, that Windermere fellow who no longer does anything on hubpages said it best about this being a portrait of your dueling pysche, or what-have-you. That's how I saw it to, though I'm not so talented with words as that guy; he's quite impressive. This was fun and mysterious and made me hungry.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Ben. I really do feel like two people sometimes. That is why I have to have two avatars... one to please others and one to please myself :)

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      BenWritings 

      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Mmmm, wonderful.

      I would like to meet you, since I have a decent idea who SHE is.

      This is a really truly great piece of writing.

      Oil and vinegar are indeed a delicious combination.

      This is sexy, intriguing, and makes me want to sink my teeth into her, but also pepper you with gentle kisses ;]

      you have a unique and alluring way about you. Good work :]

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      And sooooo happy you do.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Like your style RB.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Why thank you epigramman! Maybe the yang comes when you hear me sing. lol.

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ....actually there is no yin and yang here - just great solid writing!!!!!!

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Only I am the opposites :) Nice to meet you Springboard.

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      Springboard 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      If ever I saw an interesting illustration of "opposites attract," this one would easily top my list. At least that's what I got out of it. Very nice.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I looooove cherries jubilee cooked table side! Yum. This is tame though comparatively. I'm glad you approve.

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      saddlerider1 

      8 years ago

      Well you certainly got my cherries jubilee and hot crepes worked up. I'm still licking my fingers from the juice you left behind as a trail to your fridge. 9 1/2 weekend. I will grab a watermelon slice on my way out to quench the heat:0))) Loved it...Rate UP big time..

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hey Arthur! I don't know what the deal is, for me sex and food are interchangeable. I've done my own Cherry Pie, Lollipop and lots of feasting poems. There are all thinly veiled "food porn." :P

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      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Greetings Poetvix! Thanks for the great comment.

      Hi Micky, nice to see you.

      Alekhouse, you are so funny :) I'm sure you are as vibrant as ever.

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      Arthur Windermere 

      8 years ago

      Food porn! That middle stanza was a little Nigella Lawson, wasn't it? haha Sensual imagery. Right up there with the lyrical beauty of Warrant's Cherry Pie.

      But seriously, I like it. A sensually-expressed picture of your psychological dualism.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Wow! Awesome. I have missed your provocative and compelling

      words. Quite arousing...and that's saying a lot, at my age.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Very nice Randy!

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      poetvix 

      8 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This is too kewl! And now I'm hungry...hehe... really great write... very imaginative and eloquently stated while remaining true to what you were saying... well done.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Chris, Johny on the spot! My chiropractor says I need to get more salt...

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      Christoph Reilly 

      8 years ago from St. Louis

      I looooove the imagery of the cruet, and "pepper us with kisses." My kisses are salty.

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