Tis of the Heart

Tis of the Heart
Tis of the Heart

He, a gruff and rugged man,
like rasped aged wood, the contours
barely discernible beneath the crust,
yet under skin a heart like any man,
beguiled by the delicate line of woman.

His coat of trail dust, clouded when he moved,
and whiskey shots went down without a grimace,
as potent as it was, could melt metal;
and as she passed his heart stilled,
as if to miss a beat.

His eyes were clear blue,
like the midday endless expanse of sky,
not clouded by imperfection but crystal clean,
and they followed her eloquent sway,
as she cleared the tables.

None thought a chance with this beauty,
and not a word was uttered to that avail,
yet a room of eyes were fixed
upon each curve and mold of the goddess woman,
in breathless awe they sat.

His bottle gurgled another pour,
the amber rich tonic swished to still,
and he slammed it down, as if for courage,
when she glided by to pick up his glass,
his heart bursting for words.

She leaned over, her ample breasts like heaven’s gate,
and his eyes met hers, and time withdrew from life,
as she smiled, an unlikely fate,
“buy me a drink?’ she said, so warmly,
and his heart fell to racing like a bullock mad.

‘Why yes, I’d like that,’ he said in a gentle voice,
the room of gaping mouths, frozen.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony De Lorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony De Lorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

10 thoughts on “Tis of the Heart

  • July 14, 2017 at 11:23 PM
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    Ahh…the tale of a hard man, melting under a moment of sunshine from the smile of a beautiful lady – nice telling Tony, very nice indeed

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    • July 15, 2017 at 9:34 PM
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      Glad you enjoyed it Phyllis. take care.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 3:10 AM
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    A nicely woven tale. It is still possible for gruff and rugged older men to attract the pretty women. Good work, Tony.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 9:21 PM
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    Glad you enjoyed it John; attraction is a funny thing, often beyond our understanding. Cheers!

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  • July 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    Glad you do Clive, and I appreciated your comment my friend. Cheers!

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