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Honeybunch
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0 posted 12-30-2010 06:25 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

She knows to breathe and yet would hold
each in-breath of the past
to feel it travel slowly through
each fragment of her being
and they are fragments now
because the whole of all she was
imploded long ago.

It's a shattering beyond the call
of trials and tribulations
and she can't say now today
why a mountain grew and prospered
from the tiniest molehill.

Sometimes it's not her mountain
but she climbs as one bereft
of all directional sense
until the fall and roll
into the knowing.

It's the exhale of all that was
that forces on the weak
a barefoot walk on the beach
of no peaceful relief
but the sea is like a buffer
and she bends into the feel
like one who knows to be
cleansed naturally.

Spent, bedraggled, like a waif;
how can it be she's beautiful
when ere she thinks of you?

Helen / 31 December 2010

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BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


1 posted 12-30-2010 06:29 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

It's the exhale of all that was
that forces on the weak
a barefoot walk on the beach
of no peaceful relief
but the sea is like a buffer
and she bends into the feel
like one who knows to be
cleansed naturally.

Spent, bedraggled, like a waif;
how can it be she's beautiful
when ere she thinks of you?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I don't know why that brings tears to my eyes!!  
Maybe because I want to be her...(all beautiful when she thinks of him)  

Hugs to you Helen~

ethome
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since 05-14-2000
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New Brunswick Canada


2 posted 12-30-2010 06:33 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Deeply sad Helen but deeply beautiful writing.
Lingering hurt is such an enemy of the peaceful existence.
Things come apart sometimes and the mend is long and hard but it can be done!!

Super stuff Helen

Eric

ain't doin nothin at all just answerin the call
and kinda driftin away from it all
Honeybunch
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3 posted 12-30-2010 06:33 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Oh, dear Bluesy, now I'm crying too.  Must be because I also want to be her.  


Helen
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4 posted 12-30-2010 06:36 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Another gold coin tossed into our midst to bring tears or smiles.latearrival.jo
Honeybunch
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5 posted 12-30-2010 06:40 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Thanks, Eric.  All things are possible except those that aren't.  Sorry, I very much appreciate your comment and you are, of course, right.  When one has a good and bad day all in one it leaves one ... unbalanced.

So from the unbalanced, Happy New Year!

Helen
Honeybunch
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6 posted 12-30-2010 06:45 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Hi Jo - I think I had to write it to wipe the tears away but strange how they always come back again.  Crazy like their owner, no doubt.  

Helen
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


7 posted 12-30-2010 06:45 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

to some people you're everything, and your heart reflects that ...
Honeybunch
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8 posted 12-30-2010 06:50 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Oh, now I've got something to think about.  Thanks for the read, Rex.
LeeJ
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SE PA


9 posted 12-30-2010 07:13 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Helen, it's the bad that defines us, and makes us who we are...we have to choices, to accept change or to fight it...or just allow nature to have her natural way...some of her ways are very long, and others are not...you are an outstanding poet...your poetry reflects what you see, and your eyes are window to your soul...and that soul is magnificent...you are very special....

love you
Lee J.
JerryPat
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10 posted 12-30-2010 08:09 PM       View Profile for JerryPat   Email JerryPat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat

Yep. Those last lines is like a sucker punch, you just didn't see them coming. Love the whole show, but the last lines knocked me for a loop.

To mimic is a form of praise unless
you have no thoughts of your own

Honeybunch
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11 posted 12-31-2010 12:49 AM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

LeeJ - My reply could be flippant like a wave or serious like a grave but Ive opted for a simple "thank you very much" because I know you know less is sometimes more.  This is one of those times.

Jerry - Thanks and, yes, they knocked me too.  

Helen
icebox
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12 posted 12-31-2010 10:23 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

"but the sea is like a buffer
and she bends into the feel
like one who knows to be
cleansed naturally."

Yes, indeed!
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