Faith Elizabeth Brigham

Rookie (May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

I Envy The Woman Whose Lips

i envy the woman whose lips
your ample mouth has gently kissed
whose very look enslaves your soul
i ponder yet all i have missed

i envy her still whose arms
press you to her breasts so tenderly
who shares your secret hopes and dreams
and keeps your fire burning steadily

i envy the woman whose bed
your long lean body slumbers in
forgive my heart*s dear love desires
that which others consider a sin

i envy the woman i don*t even know
who possesses what i can only desire
to be empowered by someone so fine
i envy her body - her soul on fire

Submitted: Saturday, December 18, 2004

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  • Rookie trisha evensen (5/9/2006 4:18:00 AM)

    aaah i love it.........honest and gut wrenching felt it feel it. great terrific poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ronberge .. (11/19/2005 10:25:00 PM)

    Yes! This is very good stuff!

    Amicalement votre,
    Ronberge (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sheryl Parrish (10/10/2005 6:55:00 PM)

    Excellent! Let's hope there's a sequel where you're no longer envying, you're experiencing the kiss, and more... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (12/19/2004 2:42:00 AM)

    Methinks that, judging from the way you write, you have little to envy others over.
    This is very good, and calm, and sad but it speaks.
    H (Report) Reply

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