Kidnapped By The Moon

by Ben Pickard   Oct 27, 2016

...and so, beneath the bashful moon,
her body undulated incessantly
to the ripples of the midnight breeze...
each breath that travelled the
ravenous ravine of tantalising lips,
passed beyond, graciously giving
life to the rise and fall of breasts
that were perfectly silhouetted
against the obsidian sky
silver slithers of light disclosed copper hair
that snaked about the curve of her buttocks,
draping the flat of her stomach demurely


but it was pools of icy blue
fixating on me that I drowned in,
revealed by a cruel moment of conviction
by the underhanded moon


I have never been back...

nor have I ever been able to leave.


Ben Pickard 2016


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  • 3 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Ben...I have come across this by suggestion of the site...this is a visual treat, beautiful imagery! Ahh, this is breathtaking and engaging and sweet! I love this.

    • 3 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I forgot about this one, Mel. Thanks for reading.

  • 1 year ago

    by J Nair

    Dear Ben,

    This temptress that you have built with words seems so true, she gives me the chills. All that external beauty that which drew the poet to her only to entrap him - never to be able to leave.....
    I wish the poets true love could thaw her vicious heart, and his touching words would bring warmth into her icy blue eyes.......
    I wish you would write about the strength of love which even saved the doomed.

    I did Enjoy the poem .


  • 1 year ago

    by Mayday

    It's like the reader is there in the moment, seeing through the eyes of the poet. Very clear and vivid - not to mention, very intimate.
    I liked this a lot. :) Lovely work, Ben ^_^


  • 1 year ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Hi Ben,

    I could see this temptress in my mind, you painted her so vividly. Lovely alliteration within the sentences as well, well done you :0)

    About the message: we all need to have those unreachable, larger-than-life people in our lives to make us feel life is worth living. Sometimes leaving someone without actually getting to know them is best, as then the dream won't be destroyed. We are all flawed, even the most 'beautiful' creatures on this earth, maybe they are even worse than the 'average' people, because it takes strong shoulders to be above average in beauty, talent, IQ, or whatever it is you can excel in. As I have found out,' succes' corrupts most of the times.

    To have such a heroin in your fantasy is nice, though *winks*

    Well done,


  • 1 year ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Another perfect write Benny!! Well done!!

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