Joe Dawson

A tattoo or two

Notice of absence from Joe Dawson
I shall be away for quite some time. It's been great fun. Stay safe, stay well. Goodbye for now. Joe

I kissed her on her butterfly,

I kissed her on her rose,

I kissed her on her angel's wings,

I kissed her heart and scroll.


In the urgency for love, sometimes

There is little time to spare, and

Even less time to think. She was

Lonely and so was I, so it made sense

To fall in love – if only for an hour.


I kissed her on her spider's web,

I kissed her flowering shoots,

I kissed her on her mermaid,

I kissed her Betty Boop.


Tell me, is this way to paradise or

Have I been misled? Oh, no sir,

You have not, for there is a tattoo

Or two you may rely on for guidance.


I kissed her on her tiger's head,

I kissed her golden bell,

I kissed her on her beauty spot,

I kissed her pimpernel.


Late afternoon sunshine streamed

Across the bed as we found each

Other for the third time. Her

Rose in one hand, her butterfly in

The other – seems an hour wasn't

Nearly long enough.


© Joseph G Dawson


  • Accidental Poet

    Give it as long as you both shall need/want. Great write Joe.

    • Joe Dawson

      Thank you so much, the delay in replying was due entirely to following instructions. Joe

      • Accidental Poet

        ; ) AP

      • The Uneducated O.A.P

        That's a lot of lovely kissing, with instructions too, great words, Bill

        • Joe Dawson

          Thanks Bill, Well, you know what love's like, 99 ways and counting. Joe

        • Goldfinch60

          I hope you found the most evocative tattoos Joe.


          • Joe Dawson

            Thanks Andy, On that you may rely with considerable confidence. Joe

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