Poetry, Weekly Inspirations

Passion Froze

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Oh! What a crush I had

Following so close behind

Hoping and wishing he’d look back

Did he notice did he see me

Muscle bound and luscious lips on fire

If I could taste it would quench my desire

As it so happened I’d get that chance

School project alone or was it happenstance

He felt my lust for him without saying a word

Reached over pulled me in close I was weak as a bird

Taking full advantage of the minute or two alone

I felt his biceps and smelled his cologne

Mouth open tongue out desire and passion

Filled the room until the door came crash-in

Back to work you guys whew that was close

Still remembering years later passion froze

Weekly Inspirations

What Does Reading Do For Me?

photogrid_1453943279105_1_1.jpgWhen the novel grabs me by the hand on the first page and pulls me line by line refusing to let me go, that’s when I know I’m off on an amazing adventure.

I run through the sentences like playing the game Hide and Go Seek anxiously awaiting to feel what’s about to happen next.

As the characters unfold, I talk to them as if they were my mother, my sister, or my best friend.  I scold, cry and hug them wrapping my arms around their pain.  My heart races to the rhythm of each word.  So hard to put down even for a moment.

I look up and it’s 2 a.m., and I must go to work in a few hours.  We will meet again tomorrow, same time, same place.

Some of these books are:

  1. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  2. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  3. Cooked by Jeff Henderson
  4. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.