Saturday, December 19, 2009



What goes on in your good-girl mind
Hushed from temptuous thought and deed,
As if being done a favour.
“Please do tell me how to act," they think to hear,
"For I know not what I want.”
Oh, if they only knew of the strength of your desire
To unfurl your wings in their midst
And fly untethered.

But when night visits and your thoughts play alone
And you drift, freeing your will from another’s grasp
What do you dream as your eyes weigh heavy?
While The One beside you sleeps.
Do you welcome another to your door ,
To your bed?
Do you breathe his breath as your own,
Heart against heart
Feeling his life inside you.
Writhing beneath the weight of his mass,
Giving in to that beautiful release.
Breathless body strewn across crumpled sheets,
Spent, used,
But blissfully fulfilled.
And again.

And the hours pass unnoticed,
Their birth and decay measured only
In reckless heartbeats
Teeth-torn wrappers scattered around you.
Fading droplets in your glass.
This moment a lifetime.

All too soon the sun greets your window
And The One stirs,
Signalling a return to your world.
Accompanied, yet alone.

What goes on in your good-girl mind
What shadows lurk, what secrets to find?
Would you surrender yourself
For one night of sin
When the wind blows through your door
And the wolf creeps in?

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  1. Beautiful! You should send this in to a journal or something. :)

  2. B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T!!!!
    I could feel every word!

  3. I LOVE it Barry... what goes on in your good girl mind... you're a genius.

    I love the last stanza.

  4. Thanks for your encouragement Jen. I've had many people tell me I should get published, so I'm going to look into it in the new year. I'm friends with a printer and also know somone who's had her romantic novel published on-line, so you never know...

    Bassi, thank you. This means a lot, really. :)

    Leah, very sweet as always. Thanks!

  5. I love reading your works Barry, I truly do.

  6. Hi this is the first time I come visiting your blog :) This is so beautiful ! Love it !

  7. Your poems are so enjoying to read because it makes you think. Your ability to make a scene too is just wonderful.

  8. Becky, thanks for stopping by and taking a minute to write. :)

    Melanie, I appreciate that as always!

  9. You're gifted you can convey such feelings with mere words! I envy you,boy!!!
    I can indeed feel the divine touch in ur work here..

  10. Holy Jolly Jingles... stop writing about me. Didn't we have this conversation alrady? Barry, this is beautiful. Can I repost it on my page?

    One day, I'll stop being scared to write this way. Whew... you pretty much described my life from 21ish to 26ish.

    But I am happy to report I have since surrendered to plenty of sin and I'm looking forward to exploring some more. Ha!

  11. I somehow came across it through Cindy's
    You have written it beautifully.