Fraiku: Submission

Silk scarf ’round your neck
lust pulling tight β€” seeing stars
trust leaves you breathless

(for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Breathtaking)

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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23 Responses to Fraiku: Submission

  1. Very spicy situation to find yourself in…

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  2. Extremely arousing post Bartholomew!πŸ₯΅

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  3. luvgoodcarp says:

    Uh oh. Has anyone heard from Bart lately? Trust is great, but . . .

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  4. berniebell1955 says:

    Reminds me horribly of Michael Hutchence.

    It’s up to people what they do together – but – what lies behind what they do?

    I think I’ll step away from this.

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  5. berniebell1955 says:

    And others have had it forced on them.

    Not much to do with love, or sex – just another bit of in-balance added to the world.

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    • As in everything Bernie, a little of something is usually ok. Too much of anything is always NOT ok. This is not something you would do with someone unless you knew them, very, very well! And, as you stated, it’s not for everyone. Different boat for different people.

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      • berniebell1955 says:

        I know a young man who had a tattoo on his arm of the head and torso of a woman. She’s bare-breasted, has her hands tied behind her back and is wearing a blindfold.


        I’d advise any lass who sees that, to beware of him and find herself a lad who wants her to have her arms free to hold him and her eyes free to see him.

        Simple as that.

        Or, for that matter, a lass – preferably one without hang-ups.

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      • And such is the nature of free-will and choice. Glad that we, as Americans at least, still have that. As an aside – there are many, many types of submission and levels of Dominance. The key word is consent. Anything else is abuse.

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  6. β€œSilky smooth” Well done πŸ‘ Bartholomew!! ❣️❣️

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  7. Great picture to accompany your poem! πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    • Thank you. I’m not entirely satisfied with the stock photo but it was the best I could find for the subject. (I could’ve paid money for other, more accurate, pics but I hoped my words would do the job.)


  8. Cassa Bassa says:

    Hmm seeing stars sounded dangerous…

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  9. jai says:

    An intoxicating poem, Bartholomew. Well done. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  10. berniebell1955 says:

    The Power of Positive and Negative Intent……

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