Just Out of Reach


I want
But cannot have
I desire
But cannot fulfill
I yearn
But cannot touch
I hunger
But cannot taste

One look
One smile
One kiss

Just out of reach
A tantalizing glimpse

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The Sweet Scent of Spring

Dancing Upon Sunbeams

Early morning fog shrouds the forest in its silvery grip
Smokey tendrils rise up and swirl reaching for the light
Bare trees sway dripping morning dew like tears of joy
The sigh of a new day dawning echoes through the mist

The sun breaks through cascading its rays burning a path
Sunlight dances on the breeze drying all that it caresses
Swollen streams rushing ever onward yearning for release
Blackened leaves float, a remembrance of autumn past

Rustling of cherry blossoms and bird song fill the air
Flowers reaching upward glistening in morning light
Clouds ever shifting, battling for position overhead
Coolness of their creeping shadows felt as they pass

In an ever changing pattern grey clouds move in
Soon a bursting sun shower dampens the ground
With the rain gone the sun returns with its warmth
And a sweet scent of spring wafts through the air

Birds flutter from tree top to tree top basking in warmth
The sky clears; a deep blue canopy stretches forth above
A shining moon hovers in the sky as day and night equal
Butterflies dance on sunbeams announcing spring is here

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Mending Broken Thoughts

Forged in Darkness

I want to hold you tight in my arms
Tighter than you’ve ever been held
I want to hear your heart beating
Feel your hot breath on my neck

For you to surrender your fears
Knowing you are safe and warm
Letting me into those dark places
Sharing the darkness deep inside

To see the trust flow from your eyes
Replacing welling tears with hope
Wiping away those tear stained lines
Leaving smiling eyes filled with joy

Moving forward, leaving the past behind
Mending broken thoughts, healing scars
Strengthened by this promise to share
Forged in darkness, tempered by pain

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An Oppressive Stench

The Shadow of Nearness

Dancers trip on sunlit beams reflecting on the waves
Demonic glances mirroring their inward convictions
Bursting forth like a kaleidoscope of silent gibberish
Threats held in check by swollen and pierced tongues

Row upon row of severed limbs tanning in the sunlight
Form guttered revelations holding obscene thoughts
The screech of reality longing to envelope the words
Rearranging and bending them into hateful utterances

Sightless birds sing in the grey distance echoing within
Cavernous, roofless rooms imprisoning waking dreams
Etched deep in the bricks oozing forth with decadence
Moments of loneliness cry forth, shivering in darkness

Bloodied, severed fingers point with hated accusation
Leaping to conclusions of prejudice without sympathy
Lips quivering with righteousness, spitting forth venom
Nibbling away like a raven plucking eyes from a cadaver

Hearts and souls withering in the shadow of nearness
A blackness that descends like a shroud enveloping all
Suffocating mind and body with its oppressive stench
Leaving desolation in the empty husks we’ve become

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Caressing Thoughts

Breath quickening
Skin tingling with excitement
Longing for release

Words exploring
Delving deep
Searching in the dark
Peeling away the layers
Exposing desires
Freeing them
Letting them soar

Caressing thoughts
Mind and body raw
Yearning for every sensation
New and wondrous
Fear and excitement
Complete surrender
Complete submission

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Peeling Away the Layers


Where you are lost
I will hold you
Where you fear
I will give you strength
Where you desire
I will give you release

Peeling away the layers
Searching dark corners
Giving light to the darkness
Complications vanish
Only fulfillment remains

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Time Needed For Dreams

Time and Hope

Time comes
Time goes
A beating heart
Will skip a beat
Time to pause
Time to ponder
Time to live
Time to love

Connections forged
Link by link
Through time
Through toil
Through pain
Stronger ties
None is known
Bound for eternity

A dream
Born from strife
Born from pain
Words escape
Words not needed
Senses deepen
Understanding glimmers
Hearts mended

With thoughts
With memory
With pain
With joy
Each separate
Each together
Changing lives
Hope begins again
New dreams

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Out of the Darkness

Endless Possibilities

The mind is sensual
The mind is erotic
And sexual
Where it all begins
Where it all ends
An unending exploration
If open
There will be fright
There will be hurt
And endless possibilities

When closed
There is fright
There is hurt
But no possibilities
Stagnation and toil
Desires locked away
Passions unspent
Longing for release
But doomed to remorse

Remorse of lost chances
Remorse of wrong turns
Remorse of hesitation

The mind is pliable
The mind learns
The mind grows
Changes and rearranges
Rebuilding strength
Stronger with every step
Brushing away the doubt
Moonlight becomes mysterious
Compelling, overpowering
Engulfing mind and body
Delivering you whole
Into strong hands

Hands that care
Hands that cherish
Hands that hold
The darkness at bay

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Every Nerve Aware

In My Arms

We moved in rhythm
As one together
Engulfing the other
Movement so fine
Movement so soft
In each other’s arms
Sweat mingling
Hearts beating as one

Skin sticking to skin
Stockings sliding
Smooth and soft
Your heat, your warmth
Surrounding me
Holding me tight

Desire in your eyes
Moans and cries
Escape parted lips
Muffled by kisses
Sweat beads on skin
Rivulets on thighs
Flesh tingling
Every nerve aware

My weight on you
Sinking into you
Pulling me closer
Wanting me inside
Not wanting to release

Rolling over
Pulling you down
Hands on your hips
Your head thrown back
Thrusting upwards
Every muscle straining

Pulling you close
Firm breasts
Pressed on me
Your scent fills the air
Its heady perfume
Musky and sweet

Movement increases
Hair wet and sticking
Skin moist and sliding
Your screams
My groans
A heavy exhale

On our sides
Not letting go
Holding tight
This feeling of bliss
Looking deep into eyes
Sensual kisses
Soft lips
Salty taste

Breath slowing
Heart beats calming
Falling asleep
Still entwined together
A gentle sleep
To awake in morning light
Still in my arms
Still in my heart

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Swimming In the Waters of Submission

Floating in the Warmth

Her mobile beeps
A special chime sounds
Knowing it is from Sir
A feeling of comfort
A feeling of warmth
A feeling full of excitement

A smile creeps onto her lips
Inside joyous rapture
Hiding it from all
Her secret world
Her secret desires

Finding that precious moment
To open the text and savor
Hearing his voice
Hearing his passion
In every single word

No matter how many times
She becomes weak in the knees
His caress
His breath
His firm hold over her

World around disappears
Only her Master is there
In her mind
In her body
In her soul
In her everything

Instructions read
Instructions obeyed
With excitement
With desire
Without hesitation

Surrendering herself
Her desires
Her passions
Her everything
Making her complete

Longing for his touch
Longing for his approval
Longing to please him
Floating in the warmth
In the waters of submission

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