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July in rewind

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Lady Goodman
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0 posted 07-15-2013 11:49 PM       View Profile for Lady Goodman   Email Lady Goodman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lady Goodman

That long ago summer the sky beckoned me
pray for me pray for me pray my release
The clouds were a gathering off to the East
the sun kept his station here mocking my grief.

I kept to my shadows clutch deaf to the plea:
"pray for me pray for me" dark mystery
had come for my fathers, my brother, my sis--
I sweltered in whiskey I smudged her lipstick.

I'd never known so much death quickening.
(I'd...never known...so much death...quickening.)

My dreams and my days became twisted in one.
There was no air here and I became numb.
Silence unbearable, guns were relief
sounding their power in my New Orleans.

I sang these dirges to my poisoned womb.
I rocked and I moaned madness inside my room.
Drifting my fingertips circling moons
"Soon you'll be free of me; I...will miss... you."
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JerryPat2
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1 posted 07-16-2013 07:00 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Whoa! Quite a dirge, Lady Goodman. I can relate, I have been down similar roods. Wishing you good days.

~*~ If they give you lined paper, write sideways. ~*~

EmmaRose
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2 posted 07-16-2013 12:06 PM       View Profile for EmmaRose   Email EmmaRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EmmaRose

I like your style very much.
It's real never pretentious.
Paul Wilson
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Between Fantasy and Reality


3 posted 07-16-2013 04:51 PM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

Karen...I use to try and analyze your poems to see if I could grasp the meaning of them, but lately I can't grasp anything. Really still enjoy reading and once in awhile trying to figure your poetry out, but all I get is a headache HA HA...Paul
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4 posted 07-16-2013 08:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Some things are not meant to be understood in this world.
Lady Goodman
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5 posted 07-17-2013 11:18 AM       View Profile for Lady Goodman   Email Lady Goodman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lady Goodman

It's an intro.

But I appreciate the time. Hopefully, when I finish it will all make sense. I hope the same of my life, too.



JamesMichael
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6 posted 07-17-2013 10:08 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

enjoyed...James
foxeh
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7 posted 05-27-2014 02:57 AM       View Profile for foxeh   Email foxeh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for foxeh

Mom..
I can feel the pain in every word. I can imagine the thoughts that were running through your head, unknowing when dad would take his last breath. It's unreal. I read, and I could swear you are in the next room.
You are gone, but we are not "free."
We miss you, just as much as you did him.
Margherita
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Eternity


8 posted 05-27-2014 01:11 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

We miss our dear Karen too! Those were such intensely sad times and she expressed her pain as only she could do ...

No, I understand you will never feel "free" from the pain, but you can always be aware of the comforting thought, that on soul level you are always close, never apart. She is with you, she is within you  ... she is close.

Love and hugs.
Margherita
Gale
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9 posted 09-23-2014 11:26 AM       View Profile for Gale   Email Gale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gale

Deeply moving and poignant piece!
 
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