Saturday, September 15, 2007

Ode to Hunkiness

Ode To Hunkiness by Kat

Bodies so hot they melt the computer screen on contact,
Tension filled pages pregnant with desire,
Oh, how women have dreamed of you!
Your muscles rippling, sweaty from the exertions of saving your true love's life.
A love you're afraid to confront.

You come to us from writers' dreams,
Hands uplifted beckoning us to share the fantasy,
Wanting us to care, to feel, to want as we haven't before.
Your eyes in blue, or gray, green or dark as night, hide your secret pain,
The heart you dare not show.

Why do we follow?
What can you teach that we don't yet know?
That even a bad boy can be redeemed?
That a pure heart can sometimes be hidden behind troubled veils.

We cheer for you as you struggle to find love.
Find meaning.
Something to live for.
You draw us into your world with your pain.

We want to hold you.
Rock you like a babe in arms.
Hold you to our breasts and tell you love will prevail.
And you believe.

So we read. We dream. We desire.
That which we cannot have.
Cannot touch.
But feel with all our hearts.


(Hey, I never claimed to be a poet...and it's been a very long time since I've tried. I'll admit, I'm a little rusty.)

-Kat

4 comments:

Lynda K. Scott said...

Kat, I LOVED the poem! And I think it summarizes our sexy men theme week perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott said...

Thanks...kinda did that off the cuff as I put it in the blog post, but went back and changed a word here and there. I love free verse. Maybe one of these days I'll share more of my poems. Haven't really written anything new since I worked on my English degree a few years ago, but I got pretty good at them if I do say so myself.

Glad you liked it. I worried my star-crossed sisters would think it was baaaaaadddd...poetry and there's nothing worse than bad poetry. Hehehehhee... Well, maybe a sharp stick to the eye. That's pretty bad.

-Kat

Antonia Pearce said...

LOVE it! So true! Wonderful job of describing the essence of their attraction!

Brava, Kat!

Skylar Masey said...

Kat~

Great job on the poem! You're so much better than I am. I think I've only written one poem...maybe 2...that was any good. :0)

"We cheer for you as you struggle to find love.
Find meaning.
Something to live for.
You draw us into your world with your pain.

We want to hold you.
Rock you like a babe in arms.
Hold you to our breasts and tell you love will prevail.
And you believe."
This perfectly sums up about half my heroines. :0)