Devotion – A Poem (18+ Only)

Introduction: For some added musical inspiration this was written while listening to “I’m the Only One” by Melissa Etheridge.

I haven’t written poetry like this in quite awhile. Readers under 18 should skip this one…

Don’t knock it
No, not yet
It’s an emotion
much like an ache
Deep inside
You that defines
the notion of
Devotion –
Reminding you
you’re alive
Truth and // enough
Smoking out
Sending our
unspoken words
into ov/er/drive

Like that vibration
Of steel strings /
An anticipation growing
Deeper & stronger
Like a come hither feeling

Until you’ve
wrestled this
Craving of the sweet
and savory –
Skin on skin,
Two Heartbeats
in sync
like a tangled tango
of hot pink / on fire
Desire pounding
Louder / than the music
Breathing faster
than you can think
Harder than those
Nails / dragging
Slowly / Against
black satin sheets
Don’t knock it-
Trust / me // Just open …

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Gretchen Leary 2013

About Gretchen McIntire (formerly Leary)

I am 34 years old, I live in the Raleigh area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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5 Responses to Devotion – A Poem (18+ Only)

  1. brian miller says:

    whew…you whip this into quite a pace there at the end…and get rather intimate…smiles…actually the pace and short lines and even some broken lines in there with / accentuate the passion of that intimacy…

    Like that vibration
    Of steel strings /
    An anticipation growing
    Deeper & stronger
    Like a come hither feeling

    is my fav part…the tie to music, and not just the music but the act of, the strings vibration…can def feel the desire and intimacy coming through this gretchen…smiles. glad you got your only one.

  2. claudia says:

    beautiful intimacy and passion in this…i much like the entangled tango and the heartbeats in sync…nice…

  3. I love the voice and rhythm in this, Gretchen. Very sensual, but subtle.

  4. Gretchen, you write from the source: That inner flame of the wild woman. My favorite part was this:
    Two Heartbeats
    in sync
    Like a tangled tango
    Of hot pink / on fire
    Inner rhyme is exquisite, and your whole take on the prompt, divine. Brava! Amy

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