Thoughts and Shadows

Two Bits of Micro Poetry

You are in my thoughts
They lead me upon high
And they can lay me low
But without you there
I am no one and nowhere


The confluence of shadows
It is where hearts are open
Allowing darkness to escape
Shadows made manifest
By loves darkest days

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Secrets Held Firm

Stillness Gathers

Sun cutting through grey clouds, blinding
Winds gust, cold from the north, biting
Leaves rustle, twirl and blow, frantically
Searching for a place to call home, shelter

Head bent low I follow the twisting steep lane
Click, clack footfall on smooth, worn cobbles
Legs pumping, straining like a steam engine
Puffing with every turn, every clicking step

Respite in a weathered inn, steps worn and aged
Shinning like glass and dark as the looming sky
Wearied mind and body at rest, time to ponder
Tick, tock, tick, tock, time rushes on, light fades

Black rain obscuring sunshine, drenching
Cut glass panes magnifying vision, blurring
Wind blowing, branches screeching, protesting
Darkness creeps in, blotting out day, twilight

Lamplight throws shadows, exposing the past
Stone floor slabs twinkle in ebony blackness
Gaps between capturing dreams and desires
Locked away, protected, hidden from the light

Crooked beams, aged with time, with toil, fatigued
Groaning joints moan with times weight, weary
Darkened by smoke, hands and sweat, dulled
Secrets held firm in cracks and seams, yearning

Ghostly voices reaching forth, longing for freedom
I sit silently and listen, their whispered tales of loss
Mournful in their cries, singing sadly to themselves
All their grief, all their pain raging forth all around

Centuries of memories released from cracks, escaping
Raw emotions shriek, lightning strikes sound, flashing
Tears flow through the neglected thatch roof, pooling
Glistening in firelight, torments unleashed, flickering

Winds die down, rain eases, pain and anger at rest
Storms made their mark, allowing the rage to pass
Flames leap forth in their joyous dance of pleasure
Happy memories pour forth, glowing and crackling

Visions of togetherness, of loneliness, joining
Smoke swirls, entwined becoming one, fading
Sweet smells, their legacy of euphoria, lingers
Washing over me and through me, serenity

Contentment holds me, calm descends throughout
Listening to their tales, easing heart, mind and soul
Joy living in harmony with pain, scars softened by time
Stillness gathers round, wrapping me tight and warm

© Shawn D. Standfast, 2013. All Rights reserved

Threads of Desire

Forever Bound

Burning with desire
The rope tightens
Bites into flesh
Marks of daring
Marks of pleasure
The dimpled flesh fades
But memory holds tight
Lingering and satisfying

Deep longing unleashed
Tamed by desires
And understanding
Unknown passions
Pliable and willing

Guided by strength
Guided by experience
Her desires
Their fulfillment

Balancing on a thread
More than a feat
Of mind
And body
Threads of desire
Threads of hope
Binding hearts
And souls

An artist with tasks to perform
Searching dark corners
Unlocking and building desires
Forging bonds of pleasure

Gossamer thin
Once connected
Forever bound

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Sleight of Hand

Testing Moments

Passion strains for release
A firm hand guides
A journey together
Leading to parts unknown

A daring caress
Just out of sight
With sleight of hand
Almost caught
Only we know

Moments tested
Moments captured
Moments cherished

Linking memories of old
With desires new
Hand in hand with promise
The rush of excitement
Filling us with joy

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Soft Caresses

A Whispered Touch

Stockings rustle
Rubbing together
Crossing shapely legs
Exposing your soft thigh above
Where lace and skin converge
Longing to be kissed
Suspender digging into tender flesh
Excited fingers trace its edges

Caressing and squeezing
Encircling and holding
Silken encased legs
Fingers trailing up and down
Fingernails lightly scratching
Strumming a wondrous instrument
Sweet music it does make
Its whispered touch on my lips

Moving ever downward
Tracing strap edges
Shoes outlining a sensual form
Heels providing arched beauty
Silk enhancing lines
Fingers trace and tickle
Tender edge of soft sole
With a kiss I move on

Journey downwards completed
Repeated delights unfold upward
Pausing at the back of your knee
Tender and gentle flesh
Responding to kiss and touch
Moving onward
Quivering thigh responding
Soft moans escape moist lips

With firm grip
One hand on each thigh
Slowing spreading
First the intoxicating scent
Then visual splendor
Pausing to inhale your sweet scent
Pausing to bask in your beauty
A perfect form
A flower ready to blossom
Only needing nurturing

Fingers squeeze and stroke
Thighs, soft and fleshy
Pleasure rippling and tense
Responding to every touch
Every squeeze
Every kiss

Lips brush soft petals
Touch is electric
Sharp intake of breath
Pushing forward
Drawing back slightly
Fingers trace and tease
Feeling your heat
Feeling you squirm

Tongue dips deep
Tasting ambrosia
Salty and satisfying
Lips surround and savor
Melting and excited
Soft textures responding
Swelling and electrified

Your hands grab my hair
Pulling me closer
Tongue and fingers
Delve deep into the darkness
Mumbled words entice
Urging me to continue
In sensual and excited tones

Excitement builds
Too fast, too quick
Fingers pull back
Massage quivering thighs
Musky scent fills the air
Pleasure prolonged
Ready to rebuild

Kisses like torture
Exciting nerves
Begging for more
Lips encircle
Fingers penetrate deep
Inward and upward
A connection unknown
But made with desire

Hips gyrate
Muscles pulsate
Release has begun
Thighs close tight
Spasmodic ecstasy
Head thrown back
Cries of joy escape

Holding you close
Passionate kisses
Happiness shines in your eyes
Your body shakes
Ripples of pleasure
Coursing through your body
Soft caresses prolonging
Extending and enveloping
Body and soul sated

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Light Shines

The Look in Your Eyes

The curve of your neck
Light shines on your cheek
The shape of your lips
Inviting and moist

Gentle brush of your hand
Shivers through my body
Goosebumps form
My heart beats faster

You pull me closer
Fingers through your hair
Subtle scraping of teeth
My breath quickens

The look in your eyes
Urging me ever on
Straining to hold back
Bursting forth with desire

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Shaping Lives

A Gentle Embrace

A simple word
Can last a lifetime
In the briefest second

Living forever
In an alluring glance
Whispered touch of lips
Or a gentle embrace

Want and desire
Defining moments
Defining boundaries
Shaping lives

My heart soars
My heart sinks
That is what love is
Polar aspects
Of emotional turmoil
Capturing us all
Binding some
Severing others

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