Good Girl

That girl

with her grown up job

and three inch heels

still feels like a child most days.

Even though she comes when she’s called mommy or honey

she yearns for someone to put their mouth against her skin

and call her baby instead,

summoning her dreams from their private places.

 

She doesn’t follow rules or

listen to the rhetoric of voices

she’s just doing the best she can

to drown out  the silken speech of temptation

while ignoring the yearnings you inspire.

 

She can stay good as long as you don’t ask her to be bad.

 

Because if you just reach for her,

eager to draw out the young girl playing dress up

and kiss her like she’s  somethin’

then all bets are off…

she’s gonna follow you anywhere.

 

*****

I have  a lot of respect and awe for people that write beautiful/soulful/inspiring  poetry.

I just got acquainted with The Reverie and they have a prompt this week asking us to be inspired by a really cool KONGOS song:  Come With Me Now: and decided to write something.

 

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About Kir

Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.

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  1. Wow! Loved this!!!!
    Ashley K. recently shared…Life is a GiftMy Profile

  2. I absolutely love this, Kir. Such strong images and emotions here. Perfection.
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  3. Oh my beautiful amazing weaver of words….I have missed spending time with your words. What a beautiful, playful and a smidge naughty piece. You did so good! That last section…all bets are off…geeee! So much romantic fun!!!
    Carrie Baughcum recently shared…The Lesson That Was The ProblemMy Profile

  4. Steam alert!!! Happy Halloween girlfriend! Have so much fun with all those boys in your life! Also, I need to check out these poetry prompts.
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  5. I love this. Absolutely love it, and can relate in so many ways. I am certainly glad you found us and hope you are enjoying the community!
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  6. Wonderful poem, and emotions I think many can relate to.
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  7. You do know how to heat things up. You have a real gift for writing. It’s never too much, and you leave the reader wanting more.
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