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Thoughtful Thief

Updated on October 22, 2015

Thoughtful Thief

by Laura Summerville Reed

I wear pretty, little silver


that sparkle in the dark,

Lemon Piper music tambourine

I jingle-jangle in your ear

while you keep me in your eyes,

across your fingertips,

firmly in your grasp

Oh! They are pretty,

but chains, nonetheless

tethered to the fences

that I built

all by my own will

On this bed of nails,

come lie with me

and eat the sweetest cake

Let me soothe your pin pricked flesh

with lips that whisper snake charms

rolling off my tongue

and dance this mojo voodoo

tearing at my wrists

Steal all it is you want


and never ask

where it is I get these things

I would freely give

I need a thoughtful thief

LSR 2010©


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      lalesu 8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      It happens occasionally. I'm glad you enjoyed it and thank you.

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      Augustine A Zavala 8 years ago from Texas

      This seeps with sensuality. Very good.

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      lalesu 8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Thank you, Awful Poet. I will admit this is one that I revisit often. Not, perhaps the best, but it isn't always the best and brightest child that becomes Mother's favorite.

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      Awful Poet 8 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

      Absolutely Lovely

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      lalesu 8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Thank you, such a lovely compliment you've paid me.

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      Levi Joshua Kell 8 years ago from Arizona

      This was a brilliant and enchanting poem! I can't believe, that no matter how hard I try, I have never met a girl like you... Take care.

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      lalesu 8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Thank you Ioua, glad you enjoyed it.

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      loua 8 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

      Very alluring vamp Laura, a siren's song, a charm of magic... Very well done... Thanks for sharing your talent...

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      lalesu 8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Majadez, thank you for your compliment.

      Wayne, I'm glad you likened it to a cake and not an onion, haha! Do you really like best of all? Well then, return and return, and one day when I'm famous, lol, the copy of my book that I send to you shall have this page signed! Thank you.

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      Wayne Brown 8 years ago from Texas

      I'm going to read this again and again. I think it my favorite of all you have done so far. Like a cake, it has many layers exposed and I must taste each one. Thanks for sharing, Laura!

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      Maja Dezulovic 8 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

      Lovely poem. :)

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      lalesu 8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Thanks Blake, I will.

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      Blake Ford Hall 8 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Reminds me of a quote I once heard...

      "Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery,

      Imitation is for amateurs, Artists just steal from you..."

      Anonymous, Unknown Planet Earth

      Keep on Hubbing


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      lalesu 8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Hi Josie, I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the compliment here, as well as the one on my fan mail. Welcome to HP.

      Charlie, my dear man, I am flattered, as always. Thank you.

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      Oh my. thoughtful I am, and hungry too. LOL Lovely picture you have here. It may take a thief, which I am not. I thought I was the seducer, now I am wondering about that one. he he Good job Laura. x

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      josie burns 8 years ago

      A beautiful, seductive poem. The tactile images are just wonderful.

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      lalesu 8 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Not teasing, I meant every word of it, haha! No really, Laurel, thank you very much.

      Annie, so glad you enjoyed it, thank you, and I certainly will visit your hubs, as well.

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      muff0219 8 years ago

      love it...i need to keep you around... i like your style...check out my hub...annie

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      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      You are a lovely tease! I love this, lalesu.


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