My Sin

‘Then have my lips the sin that they have took.
Sin from my lips?
O trespass sweetly urged!
Give me my sin again.’

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

i bask in the feel of silk across my eyes
i feel Him come so close then walk away
A teasing touch, but one that causes sighs
He knows i pray that this time He will stay
i arch my back with all that it implies
He reads me well i am His open book
He opens a window making me shiver against my will
Under the autumn’s breath He knows i can’t keep still
He parts me with blunt threats to more than look
Then have my lips the sin that they have took.

Whispering that only i make Him yearn
i know the svelte voice misleads
It’s an unexpected pleasantry i earn
Flechettes, blades, ben-wah beads
His tirade wicked and wondrous in turn
As i, His personal armiger do equip
His tastes for things shiny and steel
Their icy touch a torture surreal
Halts a Freudian slip
Sin from my lips?

It’s me He chooses first to disrobe
A weakness rarely on display
A hard pinch to already tender globes
Signals it’s one for which i must pay
Oooohhhh! He increases the speed to the probe
To the point where nice and naughty converge
Yes i do accept the blame
When His sacrosanct name
Is moaned in passion’s surge
O trespass sweetly urged!

And as His desire burns faster
Mine is halted as His get
Stark and hard He is my Master
Pliant and supple, i am His pet
His liquid heat drips as blessed oil from pastor
But my crescendo He orders to abstain
i tremble for failing Him won’t endear
With a brute mercy He releases me from my fear
Until naught but unrepentant memories remain
Give me my sin again


Glosa form with borrowed lines from you know who.

The glosa is a Spanish form that also works well in English.   Glosas open with a quatrain from another poet, called the cabeza, followed by four ten-line stanzas terminating with the lines of the initial cabeza in consecutive order.  The sixth and ninth lines of each stanza rhyme with the borrowed tenth line and is the only required rhyme of the poem. There is no set meter or syllable count for a Glosa, however, a good flow is always recommended.
Submitted to:

Thursdays Poets’ Rally Week 44 ( May 19 – May 25, 2011)

26 thoughts on “My Sin

  1. Don’t know what to say after that, not what I expected to read on the poets rally. Good read once I got over the surprise at the subject, especially after the Romeo & Juliet quote. Clever use of other poetry, though I’m not sure Bill would have intended it to be used in such a way (I’m sure he’d enjoy that it has been though).
    The Lonely Recluse.

    • Believe it or not, I know how you feel, Recluse. I was a little taken aback myself as the words fell upon the page as this was the first of such writes on that subject; especially considering the inspiring source. But as we all know: the muse wants, what the muse wants and “My Sin” was the result.

      The form I used is called a Glosa which requires the use of “borrowed” words from another author. You can read more about the form here:

      As for Willie Shakes thoughts on my use of his words, I opine once he picked his jaw from yon floor, he would have enjoyed it most thoroughly.

      • I understand what you mean, although I may not have written anything to the same subject, I’ve written plenty that I’ve read after and though “What the bloody hell is that on about?” As you say, the muses lie to do as they wish and have a giggle while they’re at it.
        Thanks for the name of the poetry form, I’d have just done my own version of it without knowing the name, but now I can say “this is loosly based upon a Glosa”, and look real smug and clever when I do.
        The Lonely Recluse,

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