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Wedding Picture Face Down - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

A man follows an alluring woman
From a bookstore rendezvous
Through twisting streets
Of illicit passion;
He enters her house
To gently kiss her neck
In the plain white kitchen
Where she has prepared meals
For life-draining years
For the same unappreciative husband.

He removes her clothes
Slowly in the afternoon,
Dropping her panties in a hallway
Next to her husband’s study;
He tastes her body, the warm sweetness,
Until she achingly moans.
He gazes for a moment at a wedding picture
And then turns it face down;
He makes no promises
Beyond the present adoration
Of her tender body
Currently unused for years
In the confines of her bedroom.

Forbidden lust
Has a magnetic pull;
The biting of shoulders,
Red finger marks left on the flesh
That was firmly pressed,
Her designations of sensual desire,
To be later camouflaged and covered up
By modest clothing and showers discreetly taken
When her husband isn’t present
To hand her a towel.


Comments about Wedding Picture Face Down by Uriah Hamilton

  • Rookie - 3 Points Shannon Chapel (12/30/2005 11:26:00 PM)

    Bravo! Reminds me a bit of a poem I wrote called, 'Secret Admirer.' Forbidden pleasures...aah. Well done.

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,779 Points Ernestine Northover (10/16/2005 1:35:00 PM)

    Brilliant Uriah, it certainly raises one's temperature, I love the face down picture line, strange how a picture that cannot see or hear can become so important, giving a feeling of guilt. Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Mahnaz Zardoust-Ahari (10/14/2005 11:12:00 AM)

    Very intense as usual Uriah.....I feel like I'm reading something tforbidden :) I loved it as always :) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 439 Points Sofiul Azam (10/14/2005 10:23:00 AM)

    Yes, it's a very 'sensual' poem. Here adultry is seen as something good for the wife not even remembered in her husband's lust for her body, let alone her very mind. So much garnished with 'forbidden' romantic spices of life it is that I haven't read anything like it for months. Uriah, thank you very much. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie THE LAST REMNANT OF SANITY BIDS YOU ADIEU (10/14/2005 9:56:00 AM)

    The title is perfect! The poem is riveting! This is one of your least romantic....most realistic....and tremendously sensual poems ever, Uriah. I give a 10+! Fabulous job! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 5 Points John Kay (10/14/2005 9:43:00 AM)

    Marcy...I'm shocked. Do you know John well enough to attack him with such venom. I thought you had guidelines about such criticism. But Uriah, this is a very frank poem, and I like it. My only problem with it is the word 'designation' in the last stanza-it is too clinical or non-poetic or something that doesn't seem right. You've got the knack for good endings. I've never used the word 'panties' in a poem. That will be my next challenge. Gets a 10 from me. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Raynette Eitel (10/14/2005 8:43:00 AM)

    Well Uriah, anyone who enjoys this poem will need a cold shower...but who will hand them a towel? Really nice write...just enough. And the title is superb.

    Raynette
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  • Rookie Mary Nagy (10/14/2005 8:36:00 AM)

    I almost feel I should be 'in trouble' for reading this one Uriah. Very nice as usual. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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