Plague of a Woman-Girl

Plague of a Woman-Girl

A Poem by ohsograceful
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thoughts on an experience that squeezes my chest

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The plastic canvas cushion left woven welts on my skin
and steam filled the room until I felt drugged and heavy.
His lips were always tense, like he was on the verge of whispering 
a secret 

I liked the idea that someone could love my words;
because I either need to be alone 
or held and rocked by someone who gives a damn.
But it's too late for me now. 

I know the sharp curve of his jaw against my collar bone,
and how my fingertips feel when they're pressed into his shoulders,
and that my skin smells like him for a few blissful hours
after I drive home alone. 

but now the air above me is clear and my hands are empty. 
Rejection is not worth the death of passion,
so I let another guide my spine in those familiar traditions, 
terror and honey in all the cliched ways. 

I told him to tame me gently, 
but instead 
he left a note on my windowsill 
that read:
I'm sorry, my dear.
you were not the one I loved most. 

© 2020 ohsograceful


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Passion in overdrive. But, there is no cruise control. He stepped on the brake prematurely and slid past a two way even though her map was clear.

Oh well, he can doodle on the steamed up windows she left him. He will find them chilled of her lost art far to quick.

Raw and sensual, and she is left untamed. Her jungle will howl again. Great piece. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ohsograceful

2 Years Ago

she was all freedom, windows wide and no seat belt. He stepped on the brake prematurely and her warm.. read more



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Well done, thank you for submitting it to my contest. Within the hour the winner will be announced. You're writing is very well done, and I really enjoyed the format you put your poem in. I can tell this poem means something to you, and I commemorate you for being willing enough to share it with the world. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


This was absolutely incredible...

Posted 2 Years Ago


ohsograceful

2 Years Ago

thank you, I'm glad you liked it :)
key line -
Rejection is not worth the death of passion

sounds like there were always some doubts. he wants to drive with her a not-so-willing passenger until he slams on the brakes and sends her into a difficult skid. perhaps those skid marks are what draws the line between a woman and a girl. Plagues don't last forever. we live to love again ...

Posted 2 Years Ago


ohsograceful

2 Years Ago

exactly :)
wow, such a heartfelt write here, I felt a certain tugging in me while reading it. You write with passion.

Posted 2 Years Ago


ohsograceful

2 Years Ago

thank you so much :)
very descriptive yet advanced. liked the way how sensuously it's penned down in these mesmerising words. u have well captured the shades of ur caramelized experiences in the ink of love. looking forward to reading your work!

Posted 2 Years Ago


This is so passionate and emotional. Wonderful job!

Posted 2 Years Ago


unfamiliar traditions... I love it!! Great piece! I'm looking forward to reading more.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Passion in overdrive. But, there is no cruise control. He stepped on the brake prematurely and slid past a two way even though her map was clear.

Oh well, he can doodle on the steamed up windows she left him. He will find them chilled of her lost art far to quick.

Raw and sensual, and she is left untamed. Her jungle will howl again. Great piece. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ohsograceful

2 Years Ago

she was all freedom, windows wide and no seat belt. He stepped on the brake prematurely and her warm.. read more
Steamy!! Grammar.. He left a note..not sure what you refer to by It went out doing what it loved most. Content is good... passion for the sake of passion is no more than a primal urge.. isnt love more enduring?


Posted 2 Years Ago


ohsograceful

2 Years Ago

normally I would agree, but real love in this world is a rare thing, passion is a much more common d.. read more
Gejodi

2 Years Ago

I see your point. True or real love can be rare but if it is not worth the search why do so many se.. read more
ohsograceful

2 Years Ago

I can't say whether the search is worth it or not, I think you can justify it either way. Such a lov.. read more

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Added on November 22, 2017
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