Perdido

couple in rain

Hola People. No, I don’t post on Friday, but I had to make an exception today. I was challenged and inspired to do my first collaboration. So, here I am bursting at the seams. (Probably need to get out of that beach chair).

Lonely Author’s first collaboration with Nandita of A Tangle Of Weeds.

of https://nanditayata.wordpress.com/

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Perdido

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She undresses me with her words
baring my naked soul for all to read
Her poetry brought us closer together
as the love in her voice tore me apart

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He clothes me with his words so pure
As I bare myself to him when we’re alone
His words of love pulls me to him
To where he is, my soul has already flown
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She used my flesh as her canvas
painting words of love all over me
every sweet stroke so enticing
she left me trembling at her feet
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He planted his poetry in my heart
feeling my skin like a sightless man
He read me like he was reading Braille
He left me sighing in his eyes again
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She unfolded my origami heart
with whispers from her soul
now there is no escaping the reality
lost in her words I found love
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He unraveled my many layers
with the gentlest touch
made me fall in love so tenderly
Now in his abyss, I’m so lost.
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Photo from Google Images.

328 thoughts on “Perdido

  1. I am honored to be the first to comment on this beautiful collaboration! You two write so well together, like you’ve been together for years. Perhaps you were, in another life. The love in both your writing just jumps off the page and fills me with a warm feeling. This is creative writing and collaboration at its finest. You have set the bar high and I commend you both. I think the world of both of you and am so happy to know each of you. ☺💛

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    1. Walt you have me beaming with your amazing review. Honestly, I was a little intimidated to write with her but she is a great partner. We have been friends for three years, but at times it feels like it has been longer. I guess it showed in our collab.
      Thanks for the great comment. If no one else likes this piece, I will still be delighted after your words. Thanks.

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    1. Honestly, Nandita and I wanted to actually pose for the pick in the rain, semi naked and all, but my arms don’t reach across ten time zones.

      Passion will always be passion, therefore, anything is doable.

      Thank you for your lovely comments.

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        1. LOL I was just kidding. But my wife is very open minded in her thoughts. When we go out to a party, She will dance with all the men and I will dance with many women. If there is trust, there will never be a problem.

          So, yeah, she would let me do that. lol

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            1. That is the problem with men. Honestly, my wife was an insecure mess when I met her. She had been cheated in the past. But when a man is sincere about everything opening himself like a book for her to read, things become easier. I showed her trust and encouraged independence and thinking for herself.

              Why have a beautiful flower if you are not going to let it bloom? That has always been my philosophy regarding women.

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                1. Ah, want to know the secret?

                  Yesterday my post discussed child abuse. I was a victim of severe physical abuse as a child. (Thankfully I never turned to drugs or drinking; writing was my salvation). I watched my mother be physically abused as well.

                  As a six year old I vowed to be everything he was not. It has been my mission statement, goal, and duty. And it will be to my dying day.

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                  1. I made that vow too, but i ended up being a push over. I wasn’t physically abuse as a child but…. any way. Going through things like that means you are chosen to be special to be great, the bigger the pin the bigger you grow and it’s better to know the worst things life give you, just so you know.
                    i’m glad you are the person you are and what happened to you was horrible. But that only means that you wil be extraordinarily happy!

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                    1. I am so humbled by your comments. I do think I need to announce the things that have happened to me, so others can feel they are not alone. Honestly, you have left me speechless with your amazing words. Thank you so much. Honored by your words.

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    1. Let me try this again. I am only half awake. lol The electricity between Nandita and I was flowing like you can never imagine. You would have thought that Nikola Tesla was there guiding us. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I appreciate each and every word.

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  2. This is such a wonderful collaboration. It melts my heart to see both of you sing so sweetly together! Felt utterly romantic, and warm. Even cupid would die of shame. Lol. 😂

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    1. Cupid’s funeral service is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm.

      Trust me my friend, I melted reading her responses. This collaboration was similar to a sensual tango where the female dancer graces the dance with her elegance and beauty and leaves everyone thoroughly enchanted.

      Thank you for your lovely words. They are greatly appreciated.

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  3. This is such a beautiful collaboration. It seems as if same person has written the two parts 🙂 I think you wrote the she lines and she wrote the he lines 😉 I must say the poem is musical and oozes with love ❤

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    1. I have read this comment over and over. Thank you for everything you said. I have so delighted the way it turned out. MY beautiful friend guided me through the process, making it easier than I thought it wold be.

      Grateful for your words. Thanks.

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    2. I’m delighted to read your words. The fact that you hinted the possibility of a single person writing the two parts, tells me you found it seamless, which is how it was intended to be. Thank you so very much. Really really appreciate your beautiful comment. ❤️❤️

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  4. Collaboration often brings out something so new and amazing. You guys have taken this poem to a whole new level. I loved the idea that he and she, both get a way of expressing so differently yet beautifully. Congratulations to both of you 😀

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    1. At first I was afraid, but this collaboration turned out okay. The challenge of writing with a writer that I admire pushed me. Fears subsided then the words suddenly began to flow. But Nandita is that type of person. She brings out the best in others.

      Thank you for your beautiful comments. They made y day. Mucho appreciated.

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment. We are appreciate your words.

      (By the way, this was in my Spam. Perhaps your comments have fallen into Spam folders of other people you follow). Again, thank you for your kind words.

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    1. Thank you for thinking of me. However there is an image of a monkey on my home page letting everyone know I do not participate in the giving or receiving of awards.
      My limited blogging time does not allow me to complete these requests. Thank you for understanding. Appreciate the gesture. Be well.

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    1. Hello Ortensia, nice to meet you. I’m usually never late for the party especially not where I am the cohost

      So happy to know you enjoyed our fruit of love. I hope my other half and I will continue to please our readers.
      😀

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            1. Ortensia, I let this comment linger in my head and heart. Reluctant to say anything about the words “fantastic couple.” Trust me those words made my day. I didn’t reply because in recent weeks, my words and actions have led to Nandita receiving so much hate from so many directions.

              First, I am happily married. My nine year anniversary is in May. with that said, Nandita has been accused of being a home wrecker. She has never talked or asked me to get a divorce. I have never promised her I would. Yet hate is hurled at her.
              I have encouraged Nandita to meet and date, because she needs to take this next step in her life.

              With all that said, I will say she has been my friend for 3 years. We finally admitted out mutual admiration recently. We are connected spiritually, creatively, and so many other ways. I have never connected with any woman in this way. We are supportive of one another. She answered comments on my blog when I couldn’t see. I have defended her against the haters.

              Hesitant as I am to say this, I will take the risk. I care and love Nandita. I will never have the honor of walking next to her or holding her. Me here in New York, her there in New Delhi. We will never meet and I still say I love her. In the spiritual, creative world, and here in WordPress, Nandita is my wife.
              I hope I don’t offend her with these words.

              I hope I haven’t made you uncomfortable with this admission of an untraditional love. Something tells me you will understand.

              Hopefully this comment won’t lead to more hate being hurled at my poor Nandita. It hurts to know my words and actions lead to so much misery for her.

              Thanks for listening to me.
              Thanks for calling us a couple. I truly appreciate that.

              Forever grateful — Drew

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              1. When I say fantastic couple or pair I don’t necessarily mean a romantic involvement that ,frankly
                ,is only yours business.
                I looked more at the creative harmony here and I see something I like because is spontaneous ,hope I didn’t feel you or her uncomfortable actually.me,honey,I’m Italian….I don’t get uncomfortable easily when it comes to certain topics.”them”out there, if they get uncomfortable with you Her or me …well is their problem.
                And yes,I understand even because I believe in man and woman friendship and in bonds that can go behind traditional s “intents”.life and emotions and relationships are not black and white.

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                  1. I live the judging to those who think can afford to do it…..😉but,just out of curiosity….the fact that I said that I love you the other day it won’t make of me you third wife ….isn’t it? Because I straggle enough with one husband and a one dance partner 😂😎

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                    1. I think it takes a lot more than just saying you love someone, to be truly connected to someone.

                      So worry not, you are safe Ortensia. He won’t be able to handle a third in any case. 😎

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                    2. 😂😂😂😂pew.for this year I ve been accused once already to frolic(by the way who use that word anymore?🙄) with someone husband,in front of mine and 4 other people who haven’t noticed anything😱so I’ll happily avoid the experience again🤣

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  5. I read and commented on Nandita’s blog ..and i have to manually navigate into your site becauese you don’t show up in my reader even though i have been following you…arrggg WP glitches..

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        1. Too Wonderful! Oh my! What a fantastic merger of words that was! So sensuous, intimate and erotic too! And all with words! What a masterpiece!!! Bellissimo to you both!
          Chuck
          xoxo
          Collaboration is such a rush! I love it when it happens!

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      1. Loads of love to you too,Nandita. 🙂 🙂
        And please don’t let others’ hate disturb you. You are an amazing person and your poems are just equally amazing, so touching, so deep. Never mind what others speak or share about you, for like they say it “HATERS GONNA HATE”.
        P.S. I do stalk your blog as well! Why? Oh well! Your writings are just worth the time indulging in! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
        All my love and best wishes to you. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
        Just keep smiling like the way you were in your previous WordPress DP. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 And never stop being the person you are, no matter what others comment! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Hello Ax dear. So wonderful to hear from you. And even more wonderful to know you liked this. Hope life is treating, you well, No, let me rephrase this, hope you are giving life a great time. 😀 Don’t disappear, you hear?
      Lots of love from your old friends, Andrew and Dita.
      ❤️❤️

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  6. The directness, the confidence the two of you share, the daring bold declaration of love, no hints and whispers except perhaps of what statements you’ll make next, what you’ll do next… I love the dance you have performed in these words. ❤

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    1. Reading your comments brought me so much joy. At the beginning of this duet I found myself reining myself in. Afraid to say so many things I wanted to say, but things started coming together and flowing. My emotions turned into a raging river which I could no longer contain.

      Writing with woman who has been my mentor, muse, and so much more; well, it was a dream come true.

      Thank you for your wonderful comments. Your words humble me. I am truly grateful for every world. I am certain Nandita, my Queen of Queens will be delighted as well. Thank you.

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      1. It’s a little unnerving, slightly dangerous and daring, risky, a sort of tightrope-without-a-net feeling… where you want to scream the love on one hand, and want to exercise some restraint on the other, with mixed, but ultimately wonderful results. I think, anyway!

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        1. Brian, the dilemma between
          “No bragging about this love” and “Shout it out” can thrilling, exhilarating, and killin. But you are CLEVER and you know that so well already.

          Are you talking about this dance perse or the tango that we are perpetually engaged in?
          Either way, love your comment ❤️

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          1. It’s all the dance! I think I wrote a post about this… Or a few dozen…
            I’m talking about that dilemma… it is a fine line, that’s both a tightrope, and a line to cross, and I push the envelope and dare to speak out and… mix up some metaphors in a blender until no one knows intellectually what’s going on…

            But they feel it…

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