Terry Collett

Gold Star - 23,291 Points (13/12/1947 / LONDON)

There She Posed - Poem by Terry Collett

And there was Mame
posed between two Arabs
leaning against a camel

on a Moroccan beach
winding up her watch
clothed in a red and white

swim suit
and Johnny had said
You could've had her mate

the other night
she was yours
for the taking

(sex you thought he meant)
others have said
they've had her

and that settled the matter
and you just shrugged
and said

It never happened
it wasn't that type of thing
(kissing and embracing

beneath a bright moon maybe)
but not what he
or others may have thought

as they saw that you and she
had gone off into the night
hand in hand

Oh you could have ridden her home
Johnny said
but it never entered your head

that night
with its stars and moon
and she beside you

listening to the Mediterranean Sea
suck the shores of the beach
laying on your backs

smoking and watching
the smoke rise
talking of home

and another land
and the future's hold
and her hopes

and your wishes
and looking back
you know your life

turned out different
wondering if her hopes and wishes
of the then

turned out right
or floated lifeless
like dead fishes.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 11, 2012

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