Toe to Toe


  • Sweat

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    Quaint ain't it?

    Toe to Toe

    Sandcastles of fleeing shallowness

    Verb bait awakened noun fist to action

    The sparks couldn't resist skidding out of the way they flew

    No simple damsel she his match

    Toe to toe they measured other

    Precision exact sparring with hidden art

    Scorpion and the Bull, will to will

    Round center and into backlands

    Time travelers evasive shadow

    She succeeded where others failed

    To enter his encampment

    The inner dimensional lonesomeness

    Stone by stone his resistance raided

    Clarity and spunk her steadfast allies

    Through blind-spots and steep ravines

    Whirling dance of the inner-spirit

    Indeed matched so complete

    She had come for his man heart

    His barbs and wire strung all about

    Agile and determined she knew his game

    For had he not taught her

    Aware of his strength and his passions

    She practiced equal stealth

    Wanting all of it, the hidden soul

    Deep within the man

    He knew no other way of bringing her near

    For he was sure he'd never be taken

    No domination would she submit

    Like steel her character bent not

    Under the storms of his arousal

    Mysterious and determined

    She knew the value of the outcome

    Persistence and patience her high-wire

    To walk unbarred through his mind

    No broken filly this

    She came to know her man

    Landmine after landmine

    Disrupting imprisoning beliefs

    In what is holy and womanly

    Kisses like lava rose from the essence

    Of perfect alignment with his rhythm

    Eyes so bold to go below into the depths of his sleeping dreams

    Cherished in the heart is the state of his life

    For this he could not forgive her

    Break her asunder and take the plunder

    Was a fleeting thought he pondered

    She crouched not in the dark corners

    Whimpered about how unfair

    Rather instead briefly she revealed

    That which made her, her

    He would earn her respect

    Showing his skills of heartfelt surrender

    Otherwise back to the mountaintop secreted from view

    For a time of inner reflection to birth each anew

    Eventually he will cast aside his preference for simpering female flesh

    You can be sure to look ahead he knows the road 

    He's followed her steps for years on his own

    Silently but determined to discover her secret strengths and where she goes

    Him she does not forget

    Graceladymn 8/17/09

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    icu2 commented on Toe to Toe


    What an amazing story! My goodness! I think eventually they both need to discover the joy of yeilding, each to the other's will..............yes? hehehhe.



    There is more to the story than this poem. This is but a mere glimpse of the unseen. Thank you for reading and commenting. I need to visit your page and read some of your work.

    Tempy commented on Toe to Toe


    blood sweat and tears you got my mind connecting pieces of things that would be a picture of things that hint through each and every line. very sneaky i'm open to recieve this, but it makes me wonder.



    Thank you glad to make folks wonder and glad you were able to open to the ideas expressed here.



    Thank you CKane for bringing a bit of charmed quaintness to this piece. Appreciate your adding to it and taking time out of your day to read and respond. This is but one glimpse of the whole.

    Poetry is what is lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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