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[ Classic Corner ] The Byronic Man

   
It just so happen'd by tender age five    
fingertips uncover'd growing passion †  
finding more of himself to be alive; †  
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ladies' undergarments were now in fashion †  
causing childhood'd wonderments to thrive †  
( thoughts only adults tend to imagine ) †  
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Catalogue'd, art tastefully flashbulb'd bright †  
Seeing was believing, deceiving mind †  
into notions that women creature'd night †  
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casting spells upon men become resigned †  
to capture beauty with slavish delight †  
---fondling every curve front, side, behind ... †  
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perhaps with pencil n paper likewise †  
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Many years after, slow to realize †  
bust'led lace'd figures were but a diguise; †  
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for in each boy there shys a girl who lies †  
awake until the late hours under skies †  
starry, wishing to be stilled art, fully †  
admired †  
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Ironic, thinks the Man, Byronic †  
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He shuts his eyes, tired †  
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Awake, hers open †  
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She sighs †  
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JohnnyBlaze
Written by JohnnyBlaze
Published | Edited 17th Dec 2020
Author's Note
for the CCComp "She Walks In Beauty" @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11643/
inspired by the poem of the same title...
for the CCComp "She Walks In Beauty" @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11643/
inspired by the poem of the same title @
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43844/she-walks-in-beauty
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