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Perplexed – #poetry #aprpad

April 10, 2016

Prompt: pick an emotion, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem

Perplexed

Explain to me, if you will
how you wormed your way
into my life – I am guarded
against you wandering types
and the lies you tell

What ruse did you use
to captivate my attention?
Surely not those batting eyes
or that seductive smile
I’d catch on to those

Maybe it was the sly shift
from seduction to intellect
You charmed me with brains
knocked the wind out of me
with your witty repartee

Now that you are here
perhaps I will play along
match you tit for tat
just don’t expect my heart
to willingly be broken

You’ve peaked my curiosity
I’m no stranger to the whims
of a flutterby such as you
I know the day will come
when we part ways

‘Til then, I will wait and see
and keep you at arm’s length

Β©2016 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.

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16 Comments
  1. So thrilled to read this delightful poem.. Great job Lori! Loved the flutterby …

  2. You’ve peaked my curiosity
    I’m no stranger to the whims
    of a flutterby such as you
    I know the day will come
    when we part ways . . .
    A very expressive poem, and hey “flutterby” is a wonderful word that is not fully utilized!

    • thank you, adh! I am so glad you like this and I love ‘flutterby’ such a beautiful word πŸ™‚ So lovely to see you back here again… Have a great week hun

  3. Terrific. I’ve never heard flutterby actually used in anything, though I’ve seen the word. Loved that.

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I had a friend who always said flutterby instead of butterfly.. it just made so much more sense to me *laughs*

  4. “β€˜Til then, I will wait and see
    and keep you at arm’s length”

    ~awwww! Beautifully written Lori!

  5. I think we’ve all let those types get a little too close every now and then. Always good to keep them at arm’s length.
    Margaret
    http://www.CommittedThoughts.com
    http://www.AmusingMargaret.com

  6. One of my favorites!!!

  7. Thank you, dear heart!

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