Fay Slimm

I Am Desire.


I am Desire,
that strenuous jailor whose nightly
visits leave victims
guility restless in lonely beds.


I, Desire, free readiness
by presenting visions of indulgent
abundance, I unbind
the notion of forbidden caresses.


Shaking lust over clandestine fruit
that ignores denial
I, Desire control flesh and blood
by awakening wishes,
then propose fancy as achievable
and invade any fortress
erected to misapplied rejection.


When I take the floor enthralment
drenches repression
with scent of self and emancipation
takes over control.


I am Desire and
no one denies my awesome ability
to rouse without fear of reprisal.


Despising restraint I enter hearts 
that unguarded swell
with an ache for sensual freedom 
never been known before

Note therefore that I, Desire fight
tooth and claw
to lead with clandestine nose-rings
those who persist in
voting for fetters as stronger than
draw toward liberation
passion's absolvement in release.


Oppose me and subjection will place
resolution as captive 
under chained lock and key.


I believe in being an ultimate winner
for I am Desire
and subjugate moves to check my
intention of extrication   
and when minds are set in resign 
this is a reminder

that I am forever invincible.


  • Kat

    A wonderfully written piece about how we let desire over rule good judgement. Great write Fay. Brilliant you are!

    • Fay Slimm

      Thank you Kat - pleased that you got the message I intended.


      WOW FAY ~ What aphrodisiac did you have for breakfast this morning to unleash this uncompromising and sensuous poem on us. I loved every word and will show it to ANGELA as an excuse for any "ungentlemanly" behaviour that might ensue ! thanks for sharing ~ also for the TRUTH in your exhilarating verse ! You are ~ as always ~ Lovely ! Your Friend BRIAN

      • Fay Slimm

        Ha ha - thought I would pep up a dull Monday morning and the words were my only aphrodisiac Brian - - -So glad you loved every line and hope your Angela did not mind the reading my friend.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Yes, I've met the subject of your poem a few times. Damn powerful she is, too ... as well described in this fine offering, Fay. Enjoyed it!

        • Fay Slimm

          Oh yes dear Louis - when Desire gets ahold well the mind can go crazy with such show of power - - - - glad you enjoyed the read.

        • orchidee

          A fine write Fay. Let's desire to write poems, and more will surely flow - or continue, if we've dried up a bit!

        • orchidee

          No 'hot desires' now though! lol. I'm Chairperson of the: "Keeping-anything-remotely-hot-or-likely-to-cause-excitement-under-firm-control" Committee! I bet there's only me in the group! heehee.

          • Fay Slimm

            Thanks for the comment and the big smile my friend.

          • burning-embers

            Fay, what have you been doing? I recognise in your words that youve been creeping into my mind and seducing me! Such wicked intent utmost in your actions. All i can say to you is - see you later on !

            • Fay Slimm

              Ha ha - - 'tis the lady they call Desire who seduces my friend - I was only here minnion for a dull Monday morning - - (so pleased you recognised her powerful scheming) - hearty thanks for making me smile.

            • Candlewitch

              absolutely WOW!
              I loved these lines:

              I believe in being an ultimate winner
              for I am Desire
              and subjugate moves to check my
              intention of extrication
              and when minds are set in resign
              this is a reminder

              that I am forever invincible.

              *hugs, Cat

              • Fay Slimm

                Delighted you liked those final words Cat - - desire can be as strong as the verse intimates eh ? Thanks so much for the kind comment.

              • FredPeyer

                So well written Fay.....and the ultimate winner is: Fay

                • Fay Slimm

                  Bless you and thank you for this encouragement Fred.

                • onepauly

                  the last two words are the best.

                • malubotelho

                  Wow! Wow! Wow! This is so desirable. Beautiful strong poem. A dangerous thing to deal with is that desire. Must be maintained leashed and released only on the limited doses when necessary. A hard one to rule though. It is what I call: to still the fire from the devil and make good use of it.

                  • Fay Slimm

                    Thank you indeed for this generous comment - Am humbled that the read brought so much more about such a subject as sheer desire. Love that last line re the fire Mal. - Thanks again.

                    • malubotelho

                      You'r welcome

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