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The Last Concubine
by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart

Friday, April 25, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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He Could Give Her Nothing But His Greatness....




The Last Concubine
By La Belle Rouge

He had grown old and his bones
ached in the chill of long nights
when winter’s snow lay frozen
on the stone walls of his palace.
Once sharp enough to discover
their target in the distance,
his eagle eyes were dimmed now.
Strong arms that bent the bow
and wielded the royal sword
making faint the hearts of enemies
were now withered, raised sinews
prominent beneath thinning skin.

The warrior king lay abed
with reveries of the many
delightful women of his nights
from the first to the last.
Some forever gone from his sight
others busy with grandchildren
and not disposed to share the bed
of a frail man they remembered
in the former days of his virility.
when his kisses thrilled them
and they secretly hated the one
whom he ravished or smiled at.
When they vied for his favors
or just a private conversation.

He shivered in the cold and
no thick coverlet could warm him.
He was alone with his memories
of good and evil, love and war,
until she came and laid beside him.
He could offer her only his greatness
recorded on the winds of time.
She could offer only love and respect
a warm heart and supple flesh to cling to.

Skin to skin to hold him, warm him
with no motive other than his comfort
came sweet Abashag his last concubine.
To give ear to his tales of conquests
and his many sins and bitter regrets.
She listened and never did her eyes
or her gentle, forgiving heart
judge him for his remorse and pain.
And though he could not take her
in the way he had taken many wives
with strong body and potent lust,
he took her with his heart and soul.
Lived and died warm and contented
within the circle of the caring arms
of Abashag his last concubine



4/25/2008 La Belle Rouge

“Poetry, Soul Whispers”

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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/29/2008
sweet caring poetic story Belle, touching. It seems this way the older we get, nothing but memories left of days gone by, days of strength in length. hugs
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/26/2008
Excellent writing, excellent story you weave with your words! Pure magic, Belle, pure magic! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/26/2008
The only right way to die...the only one.

Georg
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/25/2008
With love...honest love...the heart doesn't judge. It is grateful for the rhythm it recognizes.

Blessings and love!
Susan
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 4/25/2008
What a story. So well penned. But that is no surprise. But you continue to delight and entertain. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/25/2008
Delicate offering through a wonderfully wise tale so creatiely penned....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/25/2008
A beautiful offering La Belle!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 4/25/2008
What a wonderful story, now I think this one he loved most!!!!!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/25/2008
Quite an epic tale, La Belle.
Reviewed by Nicky Goodman 4/25/2008
That´s one well told story -La Belle -you are such a great story teller - bravo to Belle xx
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/25/2008
As always very lovely sweet lady..have a wonderful and safe day...Hugsss
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/25/2008
Beatifully compassionate, La Belle, you weave a tale of love and comfort - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 4/25/2008
he took her with his heart and soul.

is there a better way..naaaaaah..
I'd love to be taken heart ans soul..sigh..

Exceptional write..love it!

Vesna :)
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/25/2008
he took her with his heart and soul.
Lived and died warm and contented
within the circle of the caring arms
of Abashag his last concubine.
Belle, this very well written story gave me goosebumps as I read it. An excellent job here indeed my friend. A real pleasure to read and a comforting way to pass on to eternity. Have a wonderful day and God bless. :-)
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