Like a Man MAG

By Jessica L., Athens, WV

So, you say you’re in love?
Sure, you love his warm, benign lips
And delicious breath.
The savory, redolent spice
Of Abercrombie cologne.

You love his thick, sinewy hands
Masculinity, vigorously gripping and gliding,
Making you frail, forceless,
Depleted as a busted balloon.
These luscious provisions
Turn you tipsy and tingly
All over.
Certainly, you love this.

Yet, when the lights go aflame,
And your lover’s facade cracks and peels away,
Exposing your Casanova to be a simpleton,
A peasant, a nitwit, a fool,
No longer does your tender bosom
Tickle with bliss.

Impassively, you say a casual adieu,
Leaving only your sugared perfume
On his crisp cotton sheets.
Feeling like a dim felon, impure,
A tainted slayer of love, of hearts.
Feeling like a man.
Truly, this liberation is what you love.

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This article has 4 comments.

i love this so much!

Emmy88 BRONZE said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 6:36 pm
Emmy88 BRONZE, New Rochelle, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."-Wayne Gretzky

really great work! I hope you keep writing


MRose911 GOLD said...
on Nov. 8 2010 at 9:53 pm
MRose911 GOLD, Paradise, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"No boy is worth crying over and the one who is won't make you cry." - Sarah Kane

This poem is amazing! :) So glad you posted! I get called a heartbreaker a lot :P Sometimes boys, just dont turn out to be what you wanted... Please check out my work! :) I would love to hear what you think! :)

on Apr. 11 2009 at 11:44 pm
blingblang4eva ELITE, Fayetteville, Georgia
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love thsi :) the language of it makes the young girl poem sound more mature. i love the contrast.


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