when the devil earned his wings

when the devil earned his wings

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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every single little dirty thought
each vision of tangled limb
pollutes my heart and
sickens my mind
as I trade in love for sin

the halo that once hovered
overtop my head as a crown
chokes me now
suffocating each sound
as I shed my silken gown

with supple curves
and vulnerable nerves
a gift for you unwrapped
held within your eyes a feast
and I caught in your trap

every single little dirty thought
each vision of tangled limb
pollutes my heart and
sickens my mind
as I trade in love for sin

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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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Dear God,
Make more like this one.
Okthx,
The Mongrel

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Again. Amazing. So many little nuances to pick apart...
Just Amazing.
As much of a lament as it is a song of surrender and joy.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

Thanks for giving it a chance :)
Dripping Chocolate Madness

10 Months Ago

Well, the rules are different with tropical fruit.
And Sasquatch. The rules are also differen.. read more
Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

You raise a solid point there.
Sin apes and corrupts the good.
But--no matter how wet some women might get or men, hard--it ain't the real thing!
Compelling poem, Ana.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

Ain't nothing like the real thing. Totally agree. :)
Thanks Rager!
The guilt of forbidden lust very aptly captured. As for trading love for sin, one must wonder if it was love at all if it needed to be traded in ...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

Thanks very much :)
I wonder what point in her life she gave into sin.
Was it gradual. Was it just this one guy.
The guilt runs through her.
Will she recover.
Great write.


Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Super questions. I think each woman is different and either recovers or doesn't. Thank you for loo.. read more
Paul Bell

4 Years Ago

Pleasure. Like the moral behind this poem.
Class refrain! Nicely employed as opening and closing sentiments to remind the reader of the mental duress the speaker's under.

I think a pause between "I" and "caught in your trap" might enhance the tension e.g. "and I; caught in your trap" - has more resignation to it. Just a thought.

It has a medieval feel - an unwilling but stoic betrothed helping (perversely) to bolster an alliance mayhaps?

Cool piece Papaya.
:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Hi Tony, great comment and I like your take on it. :)
Trading in your love for sin is such a wonderful line that it could fill volumes, but when sin comes a calling to your thoughts, they can begin such a delightful journey of thoughts and feelings....or a cold shower. I don't like cold showers, so the former wins for me every time :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Nobody likes a cold shower, I agree! Thanks Nemo.
:)
Lorry

4 Years Ago

Welcome :)
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Gee
You know it's wrong, but we only live once. Some regrets seem worth it whilst in the processs of making them (does that make sense)
You're good, very good....

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Makes perfect sense. :)
Thanks Gee!
glad you have gone back to your pic....nice

and this poem...i find it somewhat sad....yes, the pleasure of the act....but with no emotion behind it...just that bodily feeling almost completely minus the heart...and in the end what is left?

really intense poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Thank you. :)
Yes, it is a bit sad. Thank you for the comment!
Seems she's not excited, conflicted, way too much thinking going on. Haha
I really like the halo.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Yeah, she's maybe over thinking it. :)
Thanks for reading!
I'm seeing a pattern in these last few pieces. Have you had a change in weather up there? Really liked this one.

Oh, nice picture. Are finally seeing the real Papaya?

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Yes, our weather turned cold and wet. :)
Thanks James, and yes...

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