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Ashes Of Seduction
by pat medlin

Monday, March 05, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Slow deliberate cuts of long dark hair

float from his shoulders, barely noticed,

to the cold stone floor of this house

of curtain-less windows

and tables bare of flowers.

For it was an angel's fair voice

that beckoned him through the churning seas

and swirling waves of his distracted discontent.

Seduced once again by passionate parted lips...

deft soft hands caressing his unbridled needs.

Lured by lust and gold-dusted promises

of warm hues and sweet smells of hearth

to her nurturing bosom.

Lured to a home falsley called,

rooms empty of warmth...walls smelling of ash

to a cold empty teat.

He stood clothed and chained in finery

not of his own...

a warrior heart...the bravest soul of a lion

ruled by the fragile yearnings of a cub.

Trust-filled young eyes

and a steadfast faithful heart

are as dissipating smoke

from the embers of destruction...

the ashes of his seduction





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Reviewed by Dark Knight 11/15/2012
wow...with all due respects i do believe your poetry has seduced me with its words-well done
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 7/17/2012
men are built to be so strong, and they are
but woman have the undeniable strength to weaken them
a fabulous offering showing the "Ashes Of Seduction"

Candles Kissed by Mooning Stars
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 4/15/2012
Wow! I really got into this!! Bravo!!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 4/6/2012
Intensity is woven into each line. One can certainly feel "lured to a home falsely called" (brilliant line). Powerfully written. ~Best, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 4/4/2012
This is simply transcending writing-amazing intricate, wise, longing emotional and moving. Such a treasure here. Will read more.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 4/2/2012
Excellent the use of imagery in this leaving a series of vignettes upon my miagination. Well done.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 3/7/2012
I can smell the walls of ash, this lured me right into every image. Clever. ~ Morgan
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/7/2012
Beauty in your portrayal of a warrior heart.
Brilliant piece Pat.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/7/2012
Wow! Fascinating imagery you've cleverly painted here, Pat!!! Very nicely done!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/6/2012
You write of a universal and timeless theme, Pat. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/6/2012
A classical, classy write. Smooth and seductive… Drew me in.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/5/2012
Awesome effect! This is most compelling Pat!
Reviewed by D. Vaineo 3/5/2012
Pat, Love your tittle and how you layed it out...

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 3/5/2012
Happens every single day, Pat. Men! We give out gender a bad name.
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