I saw this and stole it 'cause it was just so damn good  

rm_James20910 53M
182 posts
1/29/2006 7:31 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

I saw this and stole it 'cause it was just so damn good

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
9753 posts
1/29/2006 8:08 am

I can be alone with myself and I do like the company I keep. Now when I am alone with myself, I certainly can have a lot of fun

Purry {=}


sexymermaid6956 64F
26393 posts
1/29/2006 8:20 am

james this is very good..alot is said by this piece..very lovely to read and honest raw feelings expressed in it,,thanks for sharing,,,


Seduce my mind and my body

vicgent4u 53M
43 posts
1/29/2006 8:23 am

that's very poignant...hits home on a lot of points. good post.

rm_James20910 53M
316 posts
1/29/2006 9:08 am

Thanks y'all.

I think it expresses that need we all have for real intimacy without the masks we all wear in our everyday lives. And if you are going to be really intimate with someone, you should feel comfortable being naked with them--and by naked, I'm not talking about the absence of clothing.

rm_jasky1200 44M
24 posts
1/30/2006 4:30 am

Wickedly Yours In Your Dreams

I could be your someone
In your dreams
Here I am for your play
In your dreams

From the length of my arms
All the way out to my long fingers
The nail tips painted evil red
For beguiling enticement
In your dreams.

Take me down, down, down
With your gentle ways
To this place that creates waves
Embracing with your Heart racing
In your dreams.

Can you feel me
In your dreams
Can you taste me
In your dreams
Can you smell me
In your dreams.

It is me
So Wickedly Yours
In Your Dreams!!

rm_James20910 53M
316 posts
1/30/2006 10:39 am

Katey...for you? Anything

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