The Confession


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Poetry is intended to create both mystery, suspense as well as surprise.

The Confession


What a sorrowful soul I’ve become

My actions cry out for scorn

For on this day I did succumb

And now I am most forlorn


Through the center of the garden

I crept as a predator might

Selecting a victim most forbidden

 There before me all shiny and bright


 Losing control I reached out my hand

Groping to capture its essence and beauty

And for reasons I can’t understand

I took possession as if by duty


To my surprise no struggle did it make

As I caressed its gorgeous stem

I fondled and did partake

Of its innocence like the beast I am


I kissed it softly and inhaled its scent

I could feel the lust build within

My passion I could not vent

As I felt the tingling upon my skin


And as my excitement dwindled

I knew that I must disclose

This day my emotions were kindled

As I kissed the red red rose.


©Copyright Charlie Gragg March 21, 2010

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Madelynn commented on The Confession


The sweetness of the perfect rose!-well, really theyre all perfect! You have decorated your page with masterful brilliance once again. I actually have a special 'thing' for roses, and always try and add them to all my spiritual writes-somewhere..even if just the scent, so I really ENJOYED this gift!-hugzMaddi



I thank you.

dancinghawk commented on The Confession


ah, beautiful write, Hampton! engaging, evocative ... i feel as if i've just snuck thru a dark garden, lol ... and just an overall lovely conceit ... -dh



Many thanks

jademelissa74 commented on The Confession


Charlie, this is so delightful! The anticipation kept building as the passion gently walked me through the center of the garden, intensifying the need to indulge in such a beautiful ending. You are an amazing writer.



Thank you very much for your kind words.

dahlusion commented on The Confession


Beautifully poetic in all of its voicing. Bravo! Peace and Light, Dah



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gogant commented on The Confession


Well, Hampton, old boy.....this is just so unbelievably magnificent. You lead us down one path, and then, BAM, we are softly rewarded with a rose.........great.........................gogant



I am pleased that you enjoyed it. Thank you.

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30