Saturday, February 19, 2011

CCXVI - Pleasures of the flesh.


Pleasures of the Flesh

Alone in a hotel,
Far from home,
It’s common for passions,
Repressed, to roam.
Pleasures not often
Dished up at night
Tempt the traveller
With rare delights.
The heart has doubts
But the body has fewer
And readily succumbs
To this fleshy lure.
Temptation and doubt,
Each other derided,
But the conclusion
Was rather quickly decided:
I bought a pleasure,
Paid with cash,
Crumbed lamb cutlets,
Served with mash.

© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery

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  1. An interesting poem dear J Cosmo, yes there are temptations everywhere but I'm sure both you and Mrs Newbery are pleased that you chose the crumbed lamb cutlets served with the mash. :)

    xoxoxo ♡

  2. I could have done a lot worse.
    Some things could make you weep.
    Some things were much tastier
    But the price was far too steep.

  3. Oh, how you led us on! Lovely and cheeky!

  4. The loneliness of the long distance traveler. One of the sadder stories of our times.

  5. So glad you ended up being "good" or I suspect you won't be allowed to travel alone!

  6. Very nice, a watery mouth ensues.
    And the graphic is appealing on this cold windy day here in midwest US.
    I assume that you are approaching fall and a winter ahead? GM

  7. Hee!! Loved the charming ending!


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