Suzanne Hayasaki

Gold Star - 4,884 Points (October 4,1966)

Gentlemen - Poem by Suzanne Hayasaki

There is something sexy
About a gentleman.
The way he treats you with respect.
The way he doesn't expect you
To be a vacuous decoration.
The way he listens with interest
Instead of dismissing your conversation as trivial.

There is something compelling
About a gentleman.
The way he looks at you with courtesy
Without making you feel condescended to.
The way he understands the difference
Between attentiveness and possessiveness.

There is something ageless
About a gentleman.
The way he preserves something of the past
Without clinging to its outdated constraints.
The way he makes you feel like a lady
Without expecting you to forget you're much more.

There is something about time spent
With a gentleman
That washes away the irritations of the day
Leaving nothing but the two of you
And a bottle of wine
And the sound of his voice
Intertwined with yours.

There is something about the presence
Of a gentleman
That makes time fly and reality fade away.
That turns a crowded bar into a private space
Where you can let down your defenses
And remember what it's like
To feel feminine.

Topic(s) of this poem: romance


Comments about Gentlemen by Suzanne Hayasaki

  • Alice Perfect (1/21/2016 10:34:00 PM)


    indeed
    like the perfect chord,
    a harmonizing that
    is rare
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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (11/7/2015 6:15:00 AM)


    Truly romantic, also inspiring. Reminds of what it's like to feel famine. Mmmmm..... Nice work. X (Report) Reply

    Suzanne Hayasaki Suzanne Hayasaki (11/7/2015 6:40:00 AM)

    I'm glad you liked it :)

    Suzanne Hayasaki Suzanne Hayasaki (11/7/2015 6:40:00 AM)

    I am happy you liked it :)

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 7, 2015



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