Unleashed Desires

Some of life’s greatest treasures can be found in the most simple things. Revealing some of my secret obsessions, I found that some of them are simple pleasures that I just can’t get enough of.


Fall Colors

Softly on skin, a gentle stroke
a teasing touch, just as I like.
Longing, aching, wanting it much:
Feel the breeze on a lovely hike.

Caressing lips as feet move on;
they need that kiss, a sweet surprise.
And for that taste, I’ll hike till dawn,
oh chocolate, you are my demise!

I’ll stop to rest so eyes partake
of lovely lines – enticing stares;
Inspiring dreams while wide awake –
in books I love to cast my cares.



This was written as a response to the Verse First prompt. Writing about three obsessions in three stanzas took a little work to wrap things up into a short, sweet, concise poem. It was even more fun, writing about those obsessions as if they were intimate lovers. Drop me a comment and let me know which was your favorite.

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About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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7 Responses to Unleashed Desires

  1. WabiSabi says:

    You love the same things I love!

  2. Books and nature – one cannot go wrong……..

  3. Jeep Walters says:

    I will not look past the chocolate. My jones made my list, but not my poem. Well done, Gene!

  4. What a terrific poem. I cannot write whimsical very well, so I truly respect those who can. This is indeed your forte’. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Chocolate, a hike & reading,,,,very well done!

  6. Kim Nelson says:

    Because you were so careful with word choice and kept each stanza trim and true, this piece sings off the page and carries itself powerfully. No extras, no carrying-on; just strong, clear voice.

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