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Tuesday, July 25, 2006



UNSENTIMENTAL

A psychic told her
That she’s a 7th Daydreamer
With promiscuous tendencies
Taught by the only man who molested her
At eight years old
She was grass-fed with lack of trust
Only learned to keep quiet eyes and legs to herself
In order to fool thuggish men who threw lies
Based on hormonal changes
They heard all the way from Port-au-Prince
To Harlem that she has the best black beans in town
And her fish will make them powerful
They assume she’ll make them lighthearted
With her innocent smile
Unaware that her grind is a cruel whip
Of salt and vinegar
I don’t love easy, she yells to them
Her kisses confuse their heart
With a tale of stale wine
She marches without solace
And chews on trauma until numbness
Reaches over with tear dust
Hushing her to sleep
Their cock prayers wraps around her
as nutritional facts of life
Her bodega is sterling gold used as a doorknob
To cover her surface with their rainstorm
She carries her verbiage as mainstream
Unsentimentally she values some raunchy opinions
©7/06 by Cathy Delaleu
FRONT PAGE
Tell me how to love you upside down
Without falling head over heels with
Irrigation?
Postcoital coos will show evidence
Of emancipation
And with aggression you will
Feel my expression
Tell me how to leap every note of your flesh
And to have your pores weep a composition?
Numbers don’t lie
My inflation is not from lack of deficit
For the record I will dissolve my emotions with fire
And blow ashes to your lungs
Upside down I can love you with sunny side glows
Flamboyantly surf rum to your lips
My calypso string
Is plump with desire
©2006 by Cathy Delaleu

24 comments:

paris parfait said...

Your poetry is awesome! So powerful!

TequilaGuy said...

Beautiful, as always! I love reading your poetry.

fallen angel said...

uh...yeah...that first pic...uh...yeah...it is...uh...yeah...very nice...and very detailed...be back in a minute...

Libra Moon Goddess said...

Thank You for the post regarding "Dream." I LOVE passion with my fruit, as do you...

Love your Words!
Libra Moon

Angela said...

I read have been reading your posts but have been silent. I love just coming by and reading. They are so fresh and different from what I am typically read that I have to read them a few times to really see it. It is enlightening!

Laura said...

I like. Very much so. And somehow the pictures are appropriate to the words, and yet still evoke their own response.

Great job!

Solitaire said...

I love the second poem especially...

so vivid.:-)

CousinSarah said...

She was grass-fed with lack of trust
Only learned to keep quiet eyes and legs to herself
In order to fool thuggish men who threw lies
Based on hormonal changes

Wow, that first peice...whoa.

Xavier said...

The words were so powerful I had to go back to look at the pics! They are nice too, but its the poem. You really struck a cord with this one. I'll be reading this poem over and over again with the certainty of finding deeper meaning each time. That is a real treat! When a saluting a woman I *never* say bravo, prefering instead the feminine form.

BRAVA!!! BRAVA!!!

Harlem Purl said...

Wonderful thought provoking poems, as always.

The Sarccastik Variable Why said...

where do you get the pics from...they flow smoothly with your poems....keep it up shawt!!!

Delaleuverses said...

Thank you all for stopping by and enjoying my lyrical lounge :)

Scott said...

Such great words. Thanks for sharing as always. Great art as well. Is that yours as well?

Scott

Holiday said...

Delaleuverses:

Thanks for the recent compliment on my blog. I’m not sure what brought you in my direction, but considering your eloquent writing I am genuinely honored.

Don said...

Your work is very powerful. I'll be reading alot more. Thank you.

lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

wow...
beautifully written indeed !

Delaleuverses said...

Scott: None of my art is displayed in here, I will have them posted eventually.

Holiday: thank you, I also enjoyed your unique blog

Don: No problem, come back again :)

Pat Paulk said...

Full of fire and good ole living!! Loved them!!

SLUMP FACADE said...

This is my favorite line, "Postcoital coos will show evidence
Of emancipation
And with aggression you will
Feel my expression," I see you've been cooking up masterpieces for consumption in my absence. Well after reading, I must admit, I like the flavor; taste great!

Delaleuverses said...

Thank you Pat Paulk for the visit and yes I confess Slum Facade I've been busy cooking up some more poetry :)

urban butterfly said...

You're poetry is awesome, Ms. Dela!!

"Unsentimental" is deep. What was your inspiration to write that one?

Also, I love this line in your second poem: "Tell me how to love you upside down
Without falling head over heels with".

Very, very nice!!! =)

**silvermOOn** said...

I have missed having the time to continue discovering your poetry. These are amazing!!!!!
The first one shot arrows to my heart...because I relate to some of the very personal background there.
Your word choices/phrases are fantastic, painting tales of reality. I like the entire poem, but these stuck out in

"Unsentimental":
"Grass-fed with lack of trust","chews on trauma until numbness", "their cock prayers wraps as nutritional facts".

**silvermOOn** said...

"Front Page"

Interesting "positional" twist from the title to the core of yet another awesome poem! You write so vividly and passionately. Love this "irrigation!"

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