Sallie Howson

Jealousy - Poem by Sallie Howson

I’m not jealous
But I know what I saw.
It all started last night
At the restaurant,
I caught you
Eyeing up the spaghetti,
A smile spreading
Over your expectant face.
You flirted,
You definitely flirted,
Giving her an extra twist
Of your fork
As you raised her
To your lips,
Those rose-red luscious lips
That should be
Reserved for me.
And then she did it.
The brazen hussy
Right there in front of me,
She dribbled down your chin!
I grabbed my napkin
And wiped her away
Before you were tempted
To lick her up yourself.
And then
While I was
Getting a grip on myself again
The steak
The wanton whore
Started oozing her juices
All over your fork.
Is there no shame?
Just when I thought
It was all over
And you were
Gazing into my eyes
And whispering sweet nothings
I spied you
Fondling the wine glass,
Running your finger
Around her rim,
Caressing her curves.
You faithless mate.
I could take no more
And not risking
The seduction
Of the Italian espresso
I whisked you home
To claim you
As my own.

Comments about Jealousy by Sallie Howson

  • Simone Inez Harriman (4/23/2015 7:06:00 PM)

    I enjoyed your poem Sallie. Very clever depicting jealousy as unreasonable as it can get. Loved it :) (Report) Reply

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  • (12/5/2008 7:24:00 PM)

    what a jealousy! i love this poem it reached the extreme exaggeration of meaning and for me its great. (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2008 12:51:00 PM)

    Now that was a great read, many thanx (Report) Reply

  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (6/8/2008 12:23:00 PM)

    Interstingly intriguibg poem..............good imagery of jealosy.well portrayed (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2008 1:48:00 AM)

    The nerve of the scoundrel......I'm shocked! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2007 3:02:00 PM)

    That is so very clever!
    Well Done!
    Now i'm going for some Pasta!
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  • (11/14/2007 4:13:00 AM)

    I like this poem. It has a touch of humor and sensuality. I never thought another item has been added into the long list of rivals a woman has to contend with in the love of his man. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Buttigieg (11/8/2007 2:44:00 AM)

    quite brilliant thanks for a great read....yep its another 10 for you sal and I am a hard task master
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  • (5/4/2007 5:06:00 AM)

    What did you have? A cream horn? ! A great write, I loved it.
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  • (4/29/2007 5:29:00 PM)

    Well written and a great laugh.Someone must be a food me.
    Sid John.
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  • (4/29/2007 12:52:00 PM)

    A superb write, Sallie. Now I'm just going off to seduce my stir fry...

    Love, Fran xxx
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 19, 2011

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