“V-SPEAKS” All Rights Reserved © Cher Corbin – 2011

I am here.
I reside between two pillars of strength.
At times I seek solace in my own thoughts.
My inner workings irritate me on the lunar cycle
But that is Nature’s instruction sheet,
Preparing me for the ultimate task.

I have seen the faces of my two children.
I have watched them enter the world
Screaming and kicking,
Warm and bloody,
Sticky, with their protective cases now dismantled.
They take their first breaths.
My job is complete.

I no longer live for others to direct.
I am my own symphony.

The years have been kind to me.
I have had some interesting visitors.
A few have come to dinner
Fully clothed in the finest prophylactics.
Then there were those
Who wished to ride with me into the sunset.
Bucking and hollering,
Barebacked,
Sweat glistening off their manly selves
As they dismounted and withdrew.

I have fond memories of those escapades.
Yes, I have had a few enjoyable times
Flavors of the month, I called them.

Over the past decade The excitement has waned. The routine became mundane. I was lucky to even break a sweat.

Over the past decade
The excitement has waned.
The routine became mundane.
I was lucky to even break a sweat.

But Fate can be kind
I was presented with a gift
A bit late, but he came.
Totally unexpected this was.

Hours and hours we spent
Exploring each other’s hidden secrets,
Using our whole being to touch and drink,
Hold and sip.

I am awake again.

I have peaked.
Can you hear me?
I no longer whimper.
Hear me roar!
I am coming!

This Barbadian mother of two is a Forensic Scientist, an Artist and A Writer who commenced her literary journey in January 2011. She has received two silver medals in Literary Arts NIFCA 2011 for her prose pieces "INTERVENTION" and "THE PINK SLIP". The latter won her the Incentive Award for the Most Promising Adult Prose Piece. In 2012 she was awarded a bronze  - “THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CUSS-OUT” and in  Fine Arts  bronze for her watercolour “BRIDGE AT THE HOLE”.  Cher is presently working on two novellas, “SILVERED MIRRORS”  and “THE PINK SLIP”. She has published an anthology of poetry “HINDSIGHT: A Journey of Instrospection”

This Barbadian mother of two is a Forensic Scientist, an Artist and A Writer who commenced her literary journey in January 2011.
She has received two silver medals in Literary Arts NIFCA 2011 for her prose pieces “INTERVENTION” and “THE PINK SLIP“. The latter won her the Incentive Award for the Most Promising Adult Prose Piece. In 2012 she was awarded a bronze – “THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CUSS-OUT” and in Fine Arts bronze for her watercolour “BRIDGE AT THE HOLE”.
Cher is presently working on two novellas, “SILVERED MIRRORSand “THE PINK SLIP”. She has published an anthology of poetry “HINDSIGHT:

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