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Naked
by Sue Hess
Friday, June 30, 2006
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Iím naked
Exposed
Lain out for your scrutiny
All my affectations slip away
In the face
Of your honesty
All the pretenses with which I gird myself
Like the emperors new clothes
Seem like nothing
As I stand here before you
Spare me the disdain
I surely fear to see
As you look at this woman
Laid bare
In love
With no way to hide
And no desire to change



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Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 8/11/2006
Laid bare and no way to hide all your faults and no desire to change. When I read that last line I was touched by the bare insight into yourself and your knowledge of yourself.
Reviewed by Dawnamerra Hayes 8/8/2006
The most profound sentence for me in this great poem is the last. It speaks of a woman unsure of another's reaction to her, but at the same time, quite comfortable and condident with who she is. Great piece for young women to read to boost their self-perception.
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 8/7/2006
I surely fear to see
As you look at this woman
Laid bare
In love
With no way to hide
And no desire to change


this goes into my library!! Methinks there is a lesson here just for me..thankyou Sue.
Reviewed by Steve Ralph 8/3/2006
beautiful poem, that's exactly the way true love should be, open and honest with no secrets at all.
thank you for sharing.
Steve
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 8/3/2006
Great write I feel I have lived these words~`*
Reviewed by A PAX 7/19/2006
That a brave poem
being open is hard for alot of people
you have courage.....and heart.....
must be deep in love.....

good for you......pax A
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger 7/12/2006
this is beautiful ,Sue. sorry it took me so long to see it. Mary
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 7/9/2006
Brilliant evocation of the way love overwhelms us
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 7/1/2006
Alright! I really like your spirit and this poem, Sue!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/1/2006
Now that's truly putting it all on the line, Sue.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/1/2006
Exactly...seen that too...and much MUCH more!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/30/2006
Damn, and here I thought there would be pictures...:( Ed
Reviewed by Ken Colonsay 6/30/2006
A turtle without her shell, but all the more beautiful! If you can find someone to be naked and honest with it's a blessing as there is a big cover-up in the world, as you probably know. :-)))

k
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 6/30/2006
I know, don't you just hate it when we are seen as not worthy by someone? These are the kind you can stack BB's for and they still won't be happy! Those who look down upon us with contempt will have their day, Sue.

Sage
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/30/2006
Yeah, yeah where's the pics...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/30/2006
When you giving it all you got there is nothing you can hide anyway. Very good.
Reviewed by April Smith 6/30/2006
It's a scary, exposed feeling! Thanks for sharing, April
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/30/2006
A very vulnerable place to be, whether physical or emotional. And certainly a time when pretense must take a back seat to hope.

Richard
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/30/2006
Very nice, Sue, I enjoyed reading this; well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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