David Lewis Paget

Gold Star - 9,373 Points (22.11.1944 / Nottingham, England/live in Australia)

Woman - Poem by David Lewis Paget

Woman, oh Woman,
Why do you try me,
Why do you shake me,
Break me
Deny me
When all that you do
Is deride and defy me?

Once we were young
And you painted your faces,
Pierced your tongues
And silk-stockinged your traces;
Wafted the scent of despair
And seduction,
Coloured your lips with
A hint of corruption,
Taunted and teased with your hips
As they swayed it,
Aimed at my reason;
Dismayed and waylaid it.

I was bemused
By your willful distraction,
Caught in your spell
And the well of attraction,
Courted and charmed
As you played 'hard to get me',
Turned my face from you
As much as you'd let me,
Filled you with praises
Then watched you cuckold me,
Took to another
So she could just hold me.

Year followed year
And your scent, it still lingers,
Once I stood tall and strong,
Now I'm all fingers,
Love came and went until
I was but sated,
Everything failed
Then you came to me, naked,
Now in the twilight
We look on and wonder
Where are the ties that bind?
All torn asunder!

Woman, oh Woman,
Why do you sigh me,
Why do you shake me
Break me
And cry me
When all that you want is
To lie here beside me?

30 March 2008

Comments about Woman by David Lewis Paget

  • (5/28/2009 10:00:00 AM)

    Sounds like you are well in there with Battleship Babs, Mr Paget. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/30/2008 12:50:00 AM)

    David, when a man is not right for us, we will stay with him, and treat him as a friend, but that is all. When the man is right for us, we will latch onto him with all of our might. But when we are abused by men, we will sink them. Your poem is written with heartfelt emotion, and describes the breakdown of friendship and romance between two people.

    Thank you for sharing, David.

    Love & hugs,
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, November 3, 2008

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