Writing 201: Drawer, My Weakness

Writing 201: Drawer

Writing 201: Drawer

Writing 201: Drawer

My Weakness

My green eyes glance towards the drawer

a place often looked at yet with much restraint

Taste buds water, tongue swivels like a snake

“Mmmm” I must not linger in thought

lest my resistance becomes at stake

and a mistake I might make


Fingertips wrap around the handle

A gentle tug most limp lying, feigning weakness

“Phew it did not open, a sign, be stronger”

Another tug, more harsh this time as buds swell, nostrils flaring

“MMmmm” coco aromas hit senses as eyes begin to roll


Pleasure senses awaken there is nowhere else to go

“No, do not tempt me, you wicked delicious chocolate”

Staying quietly still I just watch as heart beats a stampede

I will it to answer, to teach me resistance technique

“Yes I must have you, I am weak but oh I am weak”


Digits skim the truffles, brown elixir coats my tips

“Mmm just so delicous, my heavenly morsel”

“The temptress becomes just one less tonight”

“Or might it be two or three?”

“Let us just wait and see!”

© Justine Nagaur

 Now I have written this after about half a bottle of prosecco quaffed during a girlie lunch, what a ‘real’ treat, well as real a treat as quaffing chocolates would be.  But of course I might wake up tomorrow and think “what the heck did I write”.

PS, I do in fact have chocolates hidden away in my drawers, wooden drawers thats, not the bloomer type you naughty thing!

Your prompt: drawer

Today’s form: ode

Today’s device: apostrophe


  61 comments for “Writing 201: Drawer, My Weakness

  1. February 25, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Huzzah! I’m not the only one to utilize a double meaning of “drawer.” Nice work.

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    • February 26, 2015 at 2:35 PM

      haha, great minds think alike:P Huzzah indeedy 😀


  2. February 25, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Mmm. I can smell the chocolate. I have that “issue” with potato chips. *sigh*

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    • February 26, 2015 at 2:34 PM

      oh yes i have those issues too, normally when watching a film, then its chocoalte when in bed, yikes, too many bad habits! How are you doing? x


      • February 26, 2015 at 4:02 PM

        I’m doing well. I’m at my desk cutting up newspapers for today’s assignment. I’m not making much progress with my poem, but I could write one heck of a ransom note… Are you getting anywhere with today’s assignment? I haven’t done the “reader rounds” yet.

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        • February 26, 2015 at 6:59 PM

          haha at the ransom note lol. Your’e doing better than me, I had no interest in cutting up pieces of paper, i would prefer to write, so I rebelled and didnt do taht part of it, so I shall look foward to yours. My attempt today was fairly pathetic x


          • February 26, 2015 at 7:06 PM

            My attempt was pathetic too. I gave up on the cutting. I’m faking it now. You’ll soon see what I mean.

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  3. February 25, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    A delicious recipe!

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  4. February 25, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    The pleasure in this poem is being able to use my senses while reading it – I can taste and smell the chocolate, and I can see the enjoyment on your face.

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    • February 26, 2015 at 2:34 PM

      ah yes, enjoyment whilst one disappears from the box and in to my mouth hehe. My eldest doesn’t like chocolate, I simply cannot comprehend that xx


  5. February 25, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    So you think I was thinking about your drawers, Justine? 🙂 Right! ;-o

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  6. February 25, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    You caught me! When I read you had chocolate hidden away in your drawers I instantly thought, “now there’s an interesting mental picture for you.” Of course as soon as I read your next I literally LOL – I write that often but rarely truly do it, but this, well, you caught me!

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    • February 26, 2015 at 2:32 PM

      haha that is funny, lol, yuk erm melted chocolate, I would be walking like a cowgirl and people would think I had a terrible accident hah! Glad you had a real LOL moment, that made me smile hehex

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  7. February 25, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    love it! wanted to open the ‘stuck’ drawer before I saw the chocolate! Then, know chocolate is inside, the obsession rekindles! And truffles too….aaaah!! 🙂 Enjoyed…thank you!

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  8. February 25, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Mmmmnnnnn, my mouth is watering. What great imagery you’ve created here, I was right there with you. Aahhhh, the powers of prosecco….xxx.

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    • February 26, 2015 at 2:26 PM

      haha yes i love it the one thing that doesn’t seem to give me hangovers, need a regular stash in the fridge me thinks 🙂 Thank you for reading ❤ Are you all settled back in now? x

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  9. February 26, 2015 at 1:55 AM

    I love this 🙂 I keep candy in my bedroom drawer that I don’t want my kids to eat on me lol

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    • February 26, 2015 at 2:23 PM

      haha, yup yup keep it hidden. I got given however some chilli and lime chocolate which is disgusting, even the kids dont want it x

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  10. Jen
    February 26, 2015 at 4:42 AM

    Oh. Now I want chocolate too – desperately! A beautiful giggle — loved it! 😀

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    • February 26, 2015 at 1:16 PM

      haha, I will be in trouble for the chocolate people will be reading after this. How are you doing? I am off to the Pain Clinic next week and manically trying to get ready for it x

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      • Jen
        February 27, 2015 at 4:51 AM

        Doing okay — much better — still missing Farfel terribly.

        I hope the visit to the Pain Clinic goes well. That would be such a blessing — fingers and toes crossed! [hug!]

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        • February 28, 2015 at 8:27 AM

          Thank you and yes I can imagine you are, it just dulls week by week a little bit. A friend of mine just lost her King Charles that was 15, she is utterly devastated. Pets bring us such joy but such sorrow when they go xx


          • Jen
            February 28, 2015 at 8:37 AM

            Oh, that is so sad — tell her a woman in the US sends healing thoughts her way.

            And a King Charles is a beautiful creature too —

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            • February 28, 2015 at 9:04 AM

              I will and thank you, I think George, Farafel and my Splodge are having a party up above x

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  11. February 26, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Hi Justine. I got to your blog after following another blogger. I enjoyed your poem.I usually keep un-exciting things in my chest of drawers.


    • February 26, 2015 at 1:14 PM

      hah well maybe you should change that? 😀 Who did you find me through and welcome welcome, please pop by again x


  12. Grace
    February 26, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    If you need any help eating those muffins, just let me know! 🙂

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    • February 26, 2015 at 6:56 PM

      lol i admit to being a bit selfish with my chocolate, but for you perhaps one..grinz

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  13. February 28, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Justine, you naughty girl…allowing the reader to smell, taste and long for chocolate. You write so beautifully my dear…truly a poet! xx

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    • March 2, 2015 at 4:33 PM

      haha did you go for some chocolate afterwards? Now you like naughty i think you would have liked the golden fingers one, grinzz it was an earlier poem in the course. it is weird now it is over x

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