Wednesday, February 20, 2008

She Used Me

This poem was inspired both by my deep devotion to my sweetheart Ali, and Aron Neville's interpretation of the song "Use me up". I was going over our extensive photo collection one day and the song came on the radio as I was looking at this photo of Ali and I. The poem just flowed naturally from there.

She Used Me

She used my brush to paint a masterpiece on the canvas in her belly
Delicate strokes applied in living color within her flesh
She used my pen to write a novel on the pages of her thighs
A manuscript to be read aloud over and over
She used my marker to write a label across her chest
My name in big bold glistening letters
She used my pillar to support her fantasies
Until I made each one come true
She used my key to unlock her inner self
To be the woman of my dreams
She used my ruler to measure our love
Inch by inch as it grew

She yearned to give me her living heart
Even as it beat within her chest but
Her life is much too precious
So she gave me the key
To it instead

Peace and Love,

Alizé (

Poem and Photo: Copyright © 2008 Xavier Pierre Jr. All rights reserved.


L Norris said...

That poem is fantastic. I want to read it over and over again. Love it.

Xavier Pierre Jr. said...

@L Norris: Wow, I didn't expect a comment so quickly :-) Thank you.

Rich said...

That was tight bruh.

Sojourner G said...

Zay, that is, as they say, on point. I think the picture is as poetic as the piece. I love the way neither of your hands does their work alone, but in fact are together in every task.

Janet and Emilio (or whateve his name was) are punks.

Lovebabz said...

You and your lovely wife have to be the sexiest people on the planet! I feel the energy from you, this poem and that photo! Oh my GOD, you make us all believe in that kind of beautiful, sexy, deep, soulful LOVE! Ok here is where I faint or swoon, or cheer!
Keep it coming!

CapCity said...

*snaps* this brought Brother to the NIGHT to mind! LOVIN'IT! AND THAT PHOTO is exquisite - i kept staring trying to figure who's hands were where - VERY cool!

B_More BAP Life said...

I Love This Piece!

Kai C. said...

oh romantic you:)

Xavier Pierre Jr. said...

@Rich: Thank you sir.

@G: Oh man! You always know exactly what to say. I got MAD LOVE for you my brother. Hope to meet you some day in this life. If not, then I expect to sit close to you at The Big Blog Meet Up In The Sky. YOU are an inspiration.

@LoveBabz: Oh man! Wait til she reads this! Thank you so much. I checked out your profile and all I can say is WOW. You are my kind of people :-)

@CapC: LOL [BIG WARM HUG] Thanks :-)

@B_More: Sincere gratitude my sister.

@Princess Kai: I see you doing big things! MWUAH!!! Did I ever tell you how much I admire you? No??? Omigosh, forgive the oversight. You are an awesome person. XOX

Peace and Love,

Alizé (

Sharon said...

Don't ask me which is more beautiful, the photo or the poem because I assure you, for that question I would have no answer.

All I know for sure is that one day, for one man somewhere on this planet, this is what I'd love to do:

She yearned to give me her living heart
Even as it beat within her chest but
Her life is much too precious
So she gave me the key
To it instead

I'm getting tired of saying this, but here I go one mo 'gin...

"For you, writing a book of poetry should appear on a MUST DO list!"

Mizrepresent said...

Wow! that was lovely, what a testament to your love for each other, always so beautifully written.

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