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for Poppy's Prompts | #4

By Heather HublerPublished 2 months ago • 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
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strawberry stains your honeyed cheeks

sabotaging my virtuous intentions,

just the silhouette of your delicate form

highjacks my thoughts, my clever ambitions.

i'm consumed with catching your seductive smile

in the thin glass wall spanning between.

our worlds may be fathoms and oceans apart, but

oh how i long for us to --->c o l l - i d e<--- at the seam.

i'm possessed, no, mad with the endless need

for your guileless eyes to see more than opaque reflection.

i'm begging you to let go, to be freed,

to stop viewing this as one-sided obsession.

until then i'll be your unobserved witness,

a paparazzo patiently stalking your steps,

seeking ways to turn this glass prison to sand,

and allow me to woo and impress.

some might sway you to thinking i'm toxic and tainted,

that what i feel for you is a sick sort of passion.

yet isn't it love in its deepest expression

when i'd kill for your undying attraction?


Thank you for reading! This was written for Poppy's fabulous prompt series (#4) which you can read about in the link below. I used 3 of the words: strawberry, glass, and sabotage (ing).

And here is my own unofficial challenge, if anyone would like to participate. It closes April 17th :)

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  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Andrea Corwin 2 months ago

    Congrats on TS. Loved the drawing at the top and the poem, especially the middle and ....then the ending!

  • Gloria Penelope2 months ago

    nice work, congratulations!

  • Yippee Poppy! Great TS! Go, Poppy's Prompts April!

  • Musings of a Muse2 months ago

    " honeyed <insert anything> " always gets me ❤️

  • Always delivering masterpieces. Congrats on this top story

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    Oh! I feel like I have glimpsed a lust-filled novel in the making! ❤️ Congratulations!

  • Kodah2 months ago

    Incredible piece! Congrats on top story!! 💌

  • YEN PHAM THI2 months ago

    verry good

  • angela hepworth2 months ago

    What an amazing piece here!!!

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Donna Fox (HKB)2 months ago

    Oooooo! This is great!! Kind of at a loss for words... the best thing I can say is congrats on Top Story, great work girl!!!

  • JBaz2 months ago

    Heather I am glad this got noticed. Once again you are amazing Congratulations

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Holy Moly! 6 days and I'm just seeing this work of art today? Amazing piece, and congratulations!

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Oh wow, how did I miss this? This is exceptional. I'd say you're on fire, Ms Hublernotthetelescope, but we both know that's not a momentary thing! Well done on Top Story too! Deserved! findamnfin

  • Melissa Ingoldsby2 months ago

    Very elegant and very well written piece with deep emotions, congratulations on your top story

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Congrats on the TS, you beautiful, brilliant Empress.

  • Poppy 2 months ago

    Omg this is a masterpiece. I adore everything, including the title and image. This has got to be one of my new favourites of yours. Every single line is perfect

  • Which is more dangerous: this kind of obsession or one that is requited? Neither or either: it is the one which finds expression. Nicely done, Heather, allowing what begins sounding like simple attraction to grown into deadly obsession.

  • Brin J.2 months ago

    Woah. So much passion in this one. I could feel the obsessive yearning in each stanza. <3

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Wow!!! Nailed it with that last line!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Grz Colm2 months ago

    Neat-o my friend! Loved the line likening to the paps! 👏😄

  • Robert Rawson 2 months ago

    Really enjoyed this! Relatable to everyone with an emotion at some point of their life, if not continually....... bravo 👏👏

  • Now this is my kinda love! Hehehehehhee! Loved this so much, sweet looney partner!

  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    Love it 🥰

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