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in a word...with a twist

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Poetry Contest

Poems using specific not so daily used words – with a twist
The latest installment of my “In a Word” comp comes with a bit of a twist. Write a poem using the following words in their proper context…but make it erotic. Think metaphorically, step outside the normal layout, be original. Try to avoid vulgar clichés. But stick to the listed definitions. All of the required words must be used in the poem. Here are the words:

cognoscente: person who has superior knowledge or understanding in a particular field
declivity: downward inclination; slope
frangible: fragile; brittle
ineffable: too great, powerful or beautiful to be described or expressed
nascent: coming or having recently come into existence
recalcitrant: resisting authority; disobedient; hard to handle
skulk: to lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason; to move in a stealthy manner
vulpine: crafty, cunning

*1 entry only
*3 weeks
*No epic sagas please – keep it to 50 lines or less
*Post your poem & then link it here
*Please post comments to the writer’s personal page.

Have fun with this!

Dangerous Mind
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Back in my half of the state
My office
My desk
It seems that every time
I skulk a glance
At my digital frame
You are looking back at me
Just 6 out of 43 photos
What vulpine
Sorcery is this?

But always fuck with probability
Like your frangible maidenhead
(Excuse me, maidenhair)
Fern I agreed to look after
Adiantum cognoscente I am not
Still I will tend
To lend my one good shoulder
For you to lean on
As your knee fights
This path’s declivity

And instead of hoping it’s enough
I will merely continue
To emulate your recalcitrant
Your radical honesty
Opening the bedsheets
This nascent partnership

You discard your blasphemy-
Blaring shirt, your panties
And I bear witness as
A Marian apparition
Emerges from folds inside you
I can feel you holding back
You say, pulling me close
Through barriers of shame
And flesh
Against all odds
Written by SatInUGal (Kumar)
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Dangerous Mind
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Satan's Slave

A succubus of feminine form  
The devil is cognoscente in seduction  
In my most vulnerable moment
She clandestinely skulk, stalked and struck  
Pouncing upon my lonely frangible heart
Becoming a nascent presence  
In my head and upon my mattress  
This evil vulpine ineffable beauty  
Caused me to abandon all reason  
I became defiant to all convention  
Recalcitrant I became a pariah  
Sliding uncontrollably into declivity  
Till she imprisoned my soul  
In an inescapable prison  
Of corporal debauchery  
Now without family or friends  
I am a slave to her every whim  
Proxy of her evil schemes  
Part of every of her wicked deeds  
I've given my soul to this monster  
Just to be taken as her lover  
For this I will be condemned  
To burn in the fires of Hell  
🔥Forever and ever🔥  
Written by snugglebuck
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Joshua Bond
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In red shadows of an urgent mind
she skulked, angry at her sabotaging vulpine mother
who skewered each new relationship.
So she sat, a depository of heat,
nascent with sensuous thoughts of a long night
wrapped around an unknown man
attracting static on the other side
of the dance-hall.

He, after a first request rejection, stood alone
suppressed by a declivity towards renewed risk,
staring at hope, battling fire
’til an itch in his legs
switched the curved ball
and released new intent,
remembering his valued impressions as a cognoscente
in literature and the beaux arts

Despite both feeling frangible from failure
they approached each other as determined gods
burning with unfulfilled desires
and recalcitrant to voices of restraint.
The band tangoed as two touched hands slid thighs
and dancing beyond the planked cracks of the sprung floor
an ineffable future ricocheted the music
towards a candle-light of heightened experience.

Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
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Tyrant of Words
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Unleashed By Pandora (" in a word...with a twist"  comp)

By the hands of, Hermes, cognoscente of deception, was I sculpted    
From earth and water, I was bred - nascent to mankind's declavity  
Cast forth by Zeus, all man must be made frangible for stolen fire
Created as an ineffable being , I was built for seduction & demise  
Bare flesh on display,  paraded with breasts & hips in vulpine fashion    
With salacious desires instilled by sister Aphrodite; tempted & beguiled    
Mortal men faced the fate of disobedience by the fondling of my flesh  
The all giving Goddess; prowess to lead the downfall of Epimetheus  
A mere fool; fell victim to the skulk of Zues, led by my siren's call  
Unable to evade temptation of thy God, adorned my wedded hand as his  
Born with intent to ruin, I was recalcitrant with the gift of Zues  
Now, all of humanity suffers from my mishandling - foremost, did Epimetheus
It is I , Pandora, who unleashed miseries from thy inquisitive box  
I salvaged hope, but my lust lives on throughout mankind    
Written by PandoraUnleashed
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Fire of Insight
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Yield To Me

I am a cognoscente of love
A vulpine temptress in the art of seduction
For I am ruled by the goddess Venus who influenced my virtuosity

I'll make you yield your recalcitrant defenses
As I search for your Achilles heel
Till you become frangible under my ministration
I will uncover your vulnerability
With my amorous charms

Your desire that has skulked for so long will burn into flames
As passion takes hold of your senses leading you to ineffable bliss while we sway to the edge of declivity in ecstasy

I will make you pliant to my wishes
You'll rejoice in the nascent discovery of your pleasure
That will slowly spiral into a crescendo
In this tango of love we dance

Written by Summerrain75
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Poetic Gifts

For the “In a Word” competition:

High time to poeticise the present state of affairs
Thee vulpine temptress beware!
Thou mind art plastic and compliant
Speak not of frangibility or be defiant!

It lives within our nascent essence
Tracing the declivity without hesitance
Cognoscent of the art of love
And ineffably glorious to have

If thee be recalcitrant to mine charms
Then skulk,
Til thou resolve thy qualms

Written by Velvet
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Tyrant of Words
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She was a cognoscente artist in the world of rope,
As her subjects were nascent discovering new delights,
Even those recalcitrant became submissive in hopes,
To bring their innovative pleasures to greater heights.
Lieges who thought themselves emotionally frangible,
Found that being bound gave them sense of trust,
Overwhelming in the undertow it becomes tangible,
Where declivity and inclination give way to lust.
Surrendering control, being vulnerable is ineffable,
When the cords slide, slither and skulk across the skin,
The cunning ties and vulpine knots are expressible,
Intensifying body and mind better than any kind of sin.

Twisted Dreamer
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The cowled cognoscente,
With shuffling steps  
followed the declivity
Into the shifting shadow  
Of the candlelit chamber
Peers awaited this arrival  
With frangible patience
Suddenly gasping as robes fall
Her nakedness, palpable
An ineffable force
Mercury boiled in nearby sconces
Recalcitrant to the cowled chants
And arduous whispers
Potent vapors meshed with musk
Defying subtle prodding
To transmute
Rhythmic became
Both chants and chance
As improbable energies
Traced the Hierophant's thrusts
Dozens of gold painted hands
Followed the declivity
Exploring her groves and grotto
As the tempo reached ineffable, inevitable
Nascent gold spews from  
A dozen shafts
And the ritual finishes  
With a flurry of moans
A Templar tightens his grip
On his gilded hilt
Skulking with vulpine grace
Waiting for the moment to strike
And end this unholy gathering...
Written by Tardegrade
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poet Anonymous

Thank you to everyone who took part in this comp! It's been so much fun reading your entries & seeing what you do with the words. There was some incredible creativity & originality used in this one! I love it when you don't make it easy for me & I have to tap my backup judges! And here we go...

PandoraUnleashed: Congratulations, girl! You wrote the hell outta those words & yours was an easy win for us. We loved where you took it & felt the steam lifting off the screen. Well done!

Tardegarde: Way to have the last word! What an amazing final entry for the comp! We felt your imagery was incredibly vivid & sensual & well worth the other runner-up slot! Congratulations!

Eerie: Congratulations on securing one of the runner-up slots! You took those words & ran with them! Loved every line!

A few honourable mentions:

snugglebuck: We loved where you took us with your entry. You raised the heat in the room! Thank you for joining in!

Josh: You set the scene for a beautiful story with your entry. You left us wanting more. Well done!

Sky_dancer: Whew, you lit the ink on fire with your entry! Certainly didn't make our job easy. Thank you so much for entering your little gem!

wallyroo92: You really tied that poem up nicely! Incredible visuals! Thank you for joining in!

Dangerous Mind
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Congrats, Pandora!!

Tyrant of Words
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Thank you, Willow!! Because of your choice of yummy words, I entered my first competition... I owe it to you since I've never felt adequate enough to step into one!! I'm truly honored & this put a smile on a face that hasn't seen one in atleast a week!! 🖤

Thank you, Miss Eerie, for the congratulations & anyone else who may wander through during my lil absence.

Addressed to everyone who entered along with me......

your entries were all beautiful & I admired each one of them. I'm blessed to be surrounded by beautiful poetry from my favorite poets ( not counting Lord Byron, hee hee)... i know this was a toughie for Willow!

Love you guys, Pandy.🌹

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