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Bri Edwards


Sex: When It 'Hits The Spot'...... [Not Too Long; Sex; Lack Of; Enjoyment Of; İmportance Of; Personal....Nahhhh! ? ]


Growing up I sometimes heard the idiom “hits the spot”,
meaning ‘refreshes the body’ or ‘uplifts the soul’......rather
than not.
It could be said of a hot cup of coffee on a cold winter’s night,
or sex for a sex-starved man or woman.....when it is done “right”.

For a man pushing 70, sometimes his libido is flagging,
which can cause his dear wife to sometimes be nagging.
Of course it’s not always the man who can.....”do well without”,
and the cause may be different; it may be a marital bout.

But no matter Who or What is the “Fault”,
one, at times, should try harder.....to do what s/he ought.....
to do for one’s mate, be it husband, or lover, or wife,
the best, that can be managed, to again “hit the spot”.

(February 28,2014)

Submitted: Saturday, March 01, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 06, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

look in the brackets following the 'title'.

i first wrote 'to do for one's mate...' then i changed it to...ones mate... then i changed it back to 'one's' after i did the online research. i have had to be reminded about its vs it's also.
the 'bout' is, here, similar to a boxing match (bout) . when i first checked the definition of flagging to be sure i was using it correctly, i was very disappointed to not find the definition i had in mind. then i tried another site and found it:

'English definition of “flagging”
flagging
adjective [before noun] /ˈflæɡɪŋ/
› becoming weaker, slower, or less effective: He's trying to revive his flagging career. Several economists point to flagging demand as a reason that prices haven't risen as expected. Pressure is mounting for a cut in interest rates to revive the flagging economy. We have to find ways to boost our flagging sales.'

it would be convenient if a couple's sex drives were always 'in tandem'.

P.S. THE FIRST COMMENT I RECEIVED ON THIS POEM WAS SORT OF NEGATIVE, TO WHICH I RESPONDED WITH THIS NOTE TO THE READER:

'Hira, i respect your opinion but do not agree with it. i think poetry should be free to be used for any topic.
i wonder: DID YOU READ THE POEM?
i DID warn readers with the first word of the title. then readers could choose not to read, if they thought they would be offended.
i believe you are Muslim and perhaps that has something (or everything) to do with your opinion on this subject. there probably are members of most, if not all, religions who would agree with you.
my poem is not pornographic, but even if it were, i would not feel it should be avoided in a poem. my poem actually has to do with 'love', respect, and satisfying another person, using a tool (sex) which has been provided by God, Mother Nature, or? i do not think sex is only meant to be used to create new humans.
please continue to comment freely on any of my poems, in a positive OR negative way. i value your friendship on poemhunter.
bri :)

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  • Elena Plotkin (3/6/2014 4:50:00 PM)

    Great poem and great advice! my favorite lines are these:

    But no matter Who or What is the “Fault”,
    one, at times, should try harder.....to do what s/he ought.....
    to do for one’s mate, be it husband, or lover, or wife,
    the best, that can be managed, to again “hit the spot (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (3/3/2014 2:44:00 PM)

    Bri-get some of these new sx aid drugs and hit the spot. A real good fun write and it gave me a kick-I'm just 89 and I need all the laughs I can get (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (3/2/2014 2:42:00 PM)

    Well you certainly hit the spot with this poem of course flagging can happen for both women and men. As always Bri you bring a smile to my face I like the way you are not afraid to tackle any subject. So good on ya Bri keep on making us smile. (Report) Reply

  • Hira Akhtar (3/2/2014 12:56:00 AM)

    hello sir,
    if you don't mind, I think its not a suitable topic for poetry.I just told my view point being a friend :) (Report) Reply

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