A mere soldier in an arsenal of many
Some richer, thus seemingly more refined
Some not worthy of holding their title
But none better than I
You walk among the ranks
Visually surveying at first,
I feel your eyes sweep over me
Your gaze – Piercing – Questioning
Before they look away
And choose me
I know others have sneered
At the numbers gone through in your quest
The many soldiers who served
and then failed, for they were not worthy
But I am worthy
So I, I say nothing…
How can I?
I who now have the duty of protecting you
I throw myself in harm’s way daily
Your first layer of armor in a harsh world
Knowing I’ve done my job well
Every time someone compliments
Your soft, supple skin…
For that honor, I thank you.
Your ultimate body guard,
Feeling a little had, but grinning nonetheless aren’t you? 😉
Lotion? Indeed, feeling a little had, but yes, grinning nonetheless.
haha…body lotion…i didn’t expect this…what a fun twist in the close…really well done…smiles
The last word added a different wrinkle to this write 🙂
It does indeed! Thanks Tony.
what a wonderful write and fun ending – such a serious lotion too – smiles! K
But of course, it’s a serious, job! Thanks K.
ha. love it…after the reveal in the last i had to go back to the top and read it again…ah but you are right, i am smiling…i love the new lay out of your page as well….very eye catching…
Why thank you Brian! Every now and then the muse takes a turn for the giggles. Every now and then spring cleaning includes sprucing up the old blog theme. Glad you like them both.
Haha! I was goin, “What the???”, til I got to the end. Well done you wascal!
* the wascal curtsies *
Made me giggle. (:
Me too! Thanks Q.
This was incredible. I had to reread your clues once I got to the closing. Completely took me by surprise and I’m a daily user of lotion! Thanks for sharing! My fourth graders are working on mystery poems, so I thought it would be fun to write my own!