NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 2 – Speaking In Tongues

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So it’s day 2 of this year’s NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) and here’s today’s offering…

I was sorting through my poetry notebooks, files and scraps of paper – spring-cleaning the mind you might say. While trawling I found a lot of rough drafts and works in progress.  This one needed re-drafting, polishing and a few amendments. It was inspired by the Talking Heads album ‘Speaking In Tongues’. Well the album title was the springboard or catalyst for the poem at any rate. Somewhere to start the journey…

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Speaking In Tongues

My tongue speaks no lies

I love that fire in your eyes
When I am between your thighs

As it tries to surprise
My tongue speaks no lies

The air filled with your sighs
Your body on the rise

A word to the wise
My tongue speaks no lies

Reaching passion’s prize
Amid your muted cries

With silent replies
My tongue speaks no lies

As the flame dies
And your tear dries

Realise
My tongue speaks no lies

© Nick Ritchie 2015

Twitter: @nic_Ritchie

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