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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wicked

Eve and Lilith by favoritecolour
You can tempt me with the apple
You can tempt me with the core
Cause once I've had a taste of you
You leave me wanting more

I swallow down a mouthful
While most spit out the seeds
Your forked tongue beside my ear
Bespeaks most evil deeds

When I hear the hell hounds howl
I dress myself in night
I climb into your bed while
Their dark eyes glow like whores' lights

You can tempt me with the bones
Or with the blood or with the skin
Cause it don't take much tempting
For this wicked child to sin.

submitted for Fireblossom Friday, The Devil, You Say! at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

15 comments:

Daydreamertoo said...

Naught, naughty, naughty. LOL
Really enjoyed this...
'Cause it don't take much tempting
For this wicked child to sin'
Made me smile ...

Mama Zen said...

Oh, this is wicked good!

flipside records said...

Whoa, that's a crazy picture!

"Cause it don't take much tempting
For this wicked child to sin." ... Ha!

This is very funny; great rhythm.

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bodhirose said...

Love it..devilishly wicked!

Mary said...

I loved this! it made me smile. This was a wonderful poem to read aloud......and sometimes it is 'fun' to fantasize being truly wicked, isn't it?

Susan said...

Fun time in the Garden of forked tongues and sin. My your Eve is a naughty child!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oooo, this is a way cool response to the challenge. Loved it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh this is just excellent! Your meter and rhyme create a chant-like effect, and the tone of the speaker is very daring. Both opening and closing stanzas were so strong, with the repetition.

darev2005 said...

It doesn't take all that much to lead me astray, either!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You wrote this so well. Love the rhythm and meter of it......and the last stanza really brings it home......

Fireblossom said...

I have read this, but cannot believe it. I have always pictured you with a glowing halo, albeit one held up by horns. ;-)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Woohoo! I love it. No timid mouse, this one!

Heaven said...

what a tempting and delicious write ~

Mystic_Mom said...

Very neat take on the prompt. Well done!

Pat Tillett said...

Smoldering hot...