Sunday, July 18, 2010

I am a Lady

“I think ''taste'' is a social concept, not an artistic one. I'm willing to show good taste, if I can, in someone else's living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into another's brain in silence, and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves.”
~John Updike

...Oh yes, my sentiments exactly. ~CJ

I Am a Lady
by CJ Heck

First and foremost,
I am a lady,
but I am
so much more.
I am capable
of great insight
quiet wisdom,
undying devotion
and love.
I am willing
to give more
than receive
as long as
it doesn’t
become habit
and you
take and take
and never offer
anything in return.
I am a lady.
I am more than
a receptacle,
a body
to be viewed
and screwed
at your leisure
with no thought
to what goes on
above my neck.
I’ll not be
your window
nor a
bobble-head doll
who nods
in agreement
with everything
you say and do.
I am a lady.
I’ve heard it said
that to kiss a man
when he wants
to be kissed
is like
scratching a place
that doesn’t itch,
but I can guarantee
that I’ll always
have an itch
and not
just for kisses,
but only
if I am loved
and the love
is shared
with respect,
honesty and
Rest assured,
it will
all be returned
to you
you see,
once the
bedroom door
and the passion
in my blood,
I don’t
have to be
a lady
any more.

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Unknown said...


Fantastic range here as you delve into a person's feelings - your penning etches image after image from inside and brings it so cleverly to the surface for all to grasp. You leave the [fortunate] reader with a whole new awareness. Thank you for this most excellent poem!!



CJ Heck said...

Joseph Randell Sherman (from Facebook page)
Your poem is truly gorgeous, CJ!