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Friday, 5 June 2015

INTO THE FIRE

The candle flame dances in a sudden breeze:
a crazy tango, frantic, urgent.
Her heart joins in - leaping, spiralling,
while she lies there frozen rigid,
crucified by guilt.

She hears his footfalls on the stair,
wants to run, to escape the inevitable.
Yet there on the bed she remains, transfixed, unable to fight it.
Oh she knows how wrong this is,
but her body so desperately craves his.

As he's framed in the doorway, the candle flame
grows to encompass the sun
and her eyes, her lungs,
are burned to cinders.
Dear God, what can she do?

The room turns golden. She's somewhere else
in ecstasy. Separation of mind and body
somehow makes acceptable what happens here
once a week, every week.
This is what she lives for.

Oh she knows what he is - all those other women.
But it's OK, because she's only an observer.
When she leaves this hotel room,
tonight's liaison will never have happened
because she was on a girl's night out, miles from here.

And tomorrow he'll make love to his wife,
while she'll be with her husband,
assuring him she would never even look at another man.
Two strangers will again be living separate lives...
but deep inside her the fire rages on.

43 comments:

  1. Sensual with a hint of guilt, pleasure, and passionate flames. Well written, and lovely readY

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    1. So happy you liked this...and many thanks for reading!

      Have a Great Weekend. :))

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  2. Rather heart breaking. To love and be so caught up in the lust, but at the same time knowing it is wrong. It can become like a drug, that feeling of love and satiation. As with most addictions it can take us to some strange places. I wonder though if she does not feel the emptiness in the never truly fulfilled love.

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  3. Oh absolutely...I could actually feel the emptiness as I wrote, in spite of it being merely a fictional piece.
    I was addictive...yet unnerving...

    Many thanks, "X"

    Have a Great Weekend! :))

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  4. Fantastic writing, dear Ygraine!!!
    I felt guilty...as if I were a witness to their passion.
    Passion and pleasure for a moment...guilt for the rest of their lives.
    So sad~

    Lots of hugs and love...
    xoxoxo

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    1. I agree, Jan...so sad.
      I really felt the allure...and the guilt...as I wrote.
      So glad it wasn't me! *smiles*
      Thank you so much, my dear friend.:)

      Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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    2. My dearest, Ygraine...I have moved again to a blog that will be closer to who and what I am. I know that i have been a true pain with my blogs...but, if you care to visit, here is my new URL...

      http://woodlandcottagehearthandhome.blogspot.com/

      I do hope that you will visit with me there~

      Hugs and Much Love
      xoxoxo

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    3. I was so sad when I couldn't find your blog...and now I am happy...you have a new one!
      I am on my way...:)

      Big Hugs xoxoxo

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  5. Hi Ygraine! a mesmerizing journey being aware of her inner-thoughts/feelings/rationalizations...this poem felt like it had alot of velocity-motion to it.....it moved rapidly as I read it.. it carried alot of complex-energy..I always seem to feel the energy-passion in your poems..I don't know how else to describe it..but I love the way your writing flows and sweeps me up into a current of mood-ideas and fantastic imagery .
    Wishing you a magical day!
    HUgs
    Victoria

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    1. Oh wow...thank you so much!
      It makes me feel so happy to know you like my attempts at fiction...I am really just learning, just trying it out.:)

      Hey, you have a magical day too, Victoria!

      Big Hugs xoxoxo

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  6. Reallh amazing like you describe all Ygraine:))
    Send hugss to you:)

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    1. Oh thank you, my dear friend...your kind words mean so much!

      Much Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  7. Enjoyed immensely. This the world so many have entered or thought about at one time or another. So well expressed, though of course, imagined☺

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this little tale, Anthony.
      Yes...imagined - but of course, if it weren't one would never admit...;)

      Many thanks.:))

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  8. So beautifully written and expressed from the heart , mind and soul. The reader becomes the observer.

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    1. It was fun to write something a little different from my usual subjects, Lori...don't think I'd be strong enough to cope with the deceit in real life though...the guilt would destroy me!
      Thank you so much.:)

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  9. You have an amazing talent for writing and expression yourself, Ygraine. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. You have an amazing talent for writing and expression yourself, Ygraine. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. ...and thank you so much for reading, Linda!
      Your kind words mean so much.:))

      Have a Great Day.

      Big Hugs xoxoxo

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  11. Two strangers will again be living separate lies.
    __The introduction to your closing line... might 'easily be read' in that fashion.

    __Your poem... such a true painting of human frailty. _m

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    1. Must be such a strain...living that kind of lie.
      I'm sure I would break beneath the burden!

      Thank you so much.:))

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    2. It MAY have been Mark Twain that said >always speak the truth, then you'll have nothing to try to remember<

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  12. Bom dia, Ygraine! sua escrita é maravilhosa, cativa e encanta. o amor pode existir na partilha total menos na cama com partilha física, a felicidade pode ser dada um ao outro em muita coisa sem que tenham que partilhar a cama,quando um casal se separa totalmente a culpa não é só de um, é dos dois.
    Bom domingo
    AG

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    1. Think I know what you mean...yes, there is always a reason why such things happen...one person alone can't take the whole of the blame.. when something is missing in a relationship.
      So happy you enjoyed! :)

      Many thanks.:))

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  13. Sometimes the burning flame within ones soul is unable to be put out.

    Look at me, a Witch, in which I am, which has a dark fiery soul, but no matter how I've tried to escape who I am, my flame only gets higher.

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    1. Please...never try to escape who you are...your true friends accept and love you precisely because you are that person...:)

      Dark Blessings, my dear friend.:))

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  14. Olá, Visitando você, adorei o seu BLOG. Adoro ler um bom livro e o conteúdo do seu blog me agradou tanto que estarei , de agora em diante, aqui por perto só para ver as suas novidades.Tenho um BLOG novo e gostaria que você fizesse uma visitinha por lá. Abraços . NILDA http://oslivrosdaminhabiblioteca.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit, Nilda...and I'm so glad you liked my post!
      I will come to visit you shortly...:)

      Hugs back.:)

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  15. Well worded poem of lust and infidelity. Secret passions always keep burning wildly and explode most unexpectedly. This clandestine affair will not be so consuming if it was normal. But extra marital affairs make people dizzy and blinds all reasonableness.



    Well crafted poem. I enjoyed it immensely.

    This poem reminded me of the novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

    Best wishes

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    1. Absolutely! I guess it is that dizziness that becomes addictive...and then ultimately, so destructive!
      So glad you enjoyed, Joseph...and many thanks.

      I have never read Anna Karenina, but have recently recorded the movie. I am doubly looking forward to watching it when I return home in a week or so now!

      Have a Great Day! :)

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  16. As beautiful as passion is, I hate cheating.
    This is so effective. You are good with words.

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    1. Me too, Lux. If I cheated, the guilt would totally destroy me!
      It was fun to write though...like sort of stepping into a stranger's mind.
      Thank you so much.

      Have a Great Day! xoxoxo

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  17. Olá, regressei...está tudo bem consigo? tudo se ultrapassa e melhores dias vem a seguir.
    AG

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    1. Always a pleasure to hear from you, AG.:)

      Have a Great Day...:))

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  18. That fire, that unquenchable fire! :-) You captured the passion very well. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Many thanks, CiL...I truly appreciate that! :)

      Have a Fabulous Day.:))

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  19. Dear Ygraine
    So wonderful to be visiting again, it's been too long.
    Oh, this is such a great poem ... wonderfully expressed.
    Noone can write like you do :)

    I am away from blogging till Sept
    See you then ...have a wonderful summer

    Hugs and love

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    1. Oh Margie...you have been sorely missed...so what a wonderful surprise to find you here today!
      Thank you so much.:)

      Wishing you a Fabulous Summer too...

      Lots of Love xoxoxo

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  20. Mucha pasión e infidelidad, hay en tus letras.
    Besos.

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  21. Mucha pasión e infidelidad, hay en tus letras.
    Besos.

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    1. Many thanks, Manuel!:)
      Hope you are well.

      A Kiss :))

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  22. oh Ygraine how you touch me with this, story who lives on everyday in actuality, i being one of them from both sides, but I never either were liars...oh this brings all the emotions back, how amazing you are, how much i've missed you, been gone too long, big hugs and love, I'm back xoxoxo

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    1. Oh how wonderful to find you here!!
      You, too, have been missed...so much.
      Thank you so much for your more than kind comment...it truly touched my heart!

      Much Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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