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Ask me if I could resist
the temptation of you and I
and allow me my answer.
I cannot. I will not.
Not today, nor tomorrow,
Not ever.
It is always easier
living in surrender
to the blind rush of emotion
that flows when we,
well penned, kindred spirits flow.
Locked in well felt verse
we bleed our hearts out
onto paper, rivers of ink
carrying the sentiment.
When the fury of my stroke
Is spent at last,
when the tome is revealed,
I am winded, wasted
my course run, suffering
the outrageous exertions
of succulent scripted seduction.
If this dance and clash of worlds
were somehow, suddenly,
lifted from page to sky
I would lose all reason.
The thread would rend
under the burning strain
And the uncontained yearning,
crushed beneath its rush,
would leave my pages
spoiled with glorious ink.
The gates of reasonable behavior
thrown aside and whims of normalcy
would vanish in the heady mists
of an early morning kiss.
Be sure that in the real
There is no danger, no
hurried glances or missed chances.
There is the formidable restraint
For the sake of the worlds weight
Yet I plead with you
Do not seek the favor
Of restraint on the free page
I cannot, will not,
Not today, tomorrow or ever
be so held at bay
I will forever remain
outside the real
and vent safely on the page
Leaving the verse for you
to discover tomorrow.

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The following comments are for "Rivers Of Ink"
by BMartinez

Double commenting
Billy, I know I have commented on your work at the Forums, but it is hard to stay away. This is one of my favorites. Your passion flows through your words. You are absolutely amazing!


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: September 3, 2004 )

I loved this once more
Hi, alpha, you know I love this one. So glad to see it and read it again. thanks, huni.

( Posted by: huni [Member] On: September 3, 2004 )

kept and held
Your River of ink kept and held me all the way through and it was a very gentle journey thrugh your emotions.

Your right, I love this piece and have printed it out, I keep a book of all the poems which have really touched me and go back to them quite often.

A beautiful piece.

Alex ;-)

( Posted by: londongrey [Member] On: September 4, 2004 )

Rivers Of Ink...
I know that I have been away a while (thank you Hurricane Frances) but I did not expect this kind of response. Wow. Thank you all so much. I have to admit that I really love the title of this one. Has to be my favorite next to "Haunted". I am wondering how I am going to keep you guys happy with my poems. This one is likely to be a tough act to follow. But I will try.
Thanks again.


( Posted by: BMartinez [Member] On: September 8, 2004 )

Thank you Claire. The one thing I really appreciate about this site is the ease with which you can find all of a particular author's work. I am glad that you are taking advantage of this feature as well. Glad you liked the poem.

( Posted by: BMartinez [Member] On: September 11, 2004 )

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