Modern Love


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written for a challenge on another site.  The challenge:  to use the words trousers and abnormal appendages in a poem.  this is what I came up with.  Silly me.

Modern Love

he burns the midnight oil
isolated and alone
embracing empty phrases
like a dog with an old bone

the secret of his past-time
he buries every morn
then spends his days pretending
he can live without the porn

see the vacuous smile
the squinty, beady eyes
he's thinking of a private chat
and more intriguing lies

his fingers on the keyboard
at this foreplay he excels
enraptured by her hot pink font
his member quickly swells

straining at his trousers
the beast must be set free
pecking out with one hand
his heated desperate plea

the other hand is stretching for
his trusty vaseline
but his eyes are captivated
by the words upon the screen

lewd descriptives follow
a tired, well-worn plot
this empty self-gratification
is really not so hot

sad, the man who sits there
a self-deluded fool
the lonely King of Play-Pretend
stroking his own tool

from somewhere out in cyber-space
pink messages arrive
inspiring imaginings
that never come alive

with a sticky hand he TTL's
his new-found cyber-lover
a guy named Fred in Omaha
a fact he'll not discover

these abnormal appendages
electronic abomination
making love with a keyboard
is still just masturbation

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gogant commented on Modern Love


Like they say..."If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." Very creative and comedic of you Tender...............g

ImStillHere commented on Modern Love


like Dev said it is HILARIOUS! i find the ending funny, how the cyber-lover is actually another man :) this was great. ~Audrey



Thanks A - like I said, it was a blast to write!

devaamido commented on Modern Love


Oh Tender this is hilarious! I don't know how I missed it for so long. Thie poem is technically excellent & you've got these guy's MO's perfectly.....10+

dahlusion commented on Modern Love


Deep like that of posterior penetration when the heat is right and the hands are busy. You are perfect in your delivery.

MichaelTierney commented on Modern Love


This is funny. you have a good sense of humor. even if you didn't mean it to be funny, you humor shines through.



oh, the humor was intentional.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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fallen 2
seasons 0
smoke 2
Thursdays Child 2
the edge 0
whispers 2
nothing left to say... 2
sense of season 2
suspension bridge 1
Legendary 1
Almost 3
compromise 1
the final line 1
weather report 6
lessons in loss 2
Walk Away 1
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fumbling, tumbling - falling down 6
metamorphosis mine 13
Secret Language 15
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paradigm 8
talking in tongues 10
cloudy skies 12
really 15
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heart of stars 17
The Longest Road 14
Legacy 6
Despair 7
Delusion 7
Inflammatory 8
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Oceans 7
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my addiction 19
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genuine 24
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dark temptation 10
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mother love 12
sweet nothing 9
lighthouse 6
unbound 8
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stand 5
sage 9
Rising 8
the last word 6
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unstained 4
insatiable 3
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surrender 4
forsaken 5
kudos 5
fine dining 3
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priceless 8
25 years 7
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Echo 20
Bride 16
Undone 21