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jjote
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My path wounds towards a garden
its center a bewildering maze
I look vainly for vestiges of myself
but I feel the cold between my fingers
I am a bird making strangled cries overhead.

I can't remember when I lost myself
my senses scrambled, distrusting my imagination
even as I try to articulate this on paper,
memories of nightmares still cling on,
poking the fear of these, dragging them to light.

My inner garden is a jumble of distorted images
the scent of flowers fail to intoxicate me
their colors patched wedges of wet sunlight
I shiver beneath the air. My paper birds can't fly
they fall maimed and wounded in my mind.


@jjote 01/26/2017
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JerryPat2
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1 posted 01-26-2017 11:37 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ah, dear jjote, I am of the opinion that we all, at one point in time, lose ourselves. God knows I've been there, done that. But if experience means anything, the fact that we understand that we have lost ourselves gives us the wherewithal to buck up, get our act together and climb out of that wreckage of despair.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


2 posted 01-27-2017 01:32 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

It would seem that all that is lost is still where it always was, in your beautiful garden filled with the aroma of flowers and the twittering of happy birds. They'll all come back into focus as you quiet your mind and find peace.

...just bein' Bluesy

jjote
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Ontario, Canada


3 posted 01-28-2017 12:29 AM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

Thanks Jerry and Bluesy for dropping by - been there and still am, for how long, only time can tell.
tracie66
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4 posted 01-30-2017 05:05 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Felt the sadness in this, I hope you find yourself soon! winged ~hugs~ floating your way..

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe
                         W. E. Channing

HM3
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5 posted 02-01-2017 01:56 PM       View Profile for HM3   Email HM3   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for HM3

poking the fear of these, dragging them to light ~ my fave

I read a couple of your poems and feel a connection with your spirit. The best thing about gardens? The renewal in spring.

Work like money doesn't matter, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching...


jjote
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6 posted 02-01-2017 02:08 PM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

thanks Tracie & HM3 - It's a nice feeling to find a kindred spirits here too. Gives meaning to the writing
JamesMichael
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7 posted 02-01-2017 04:56 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"My paper birds can't fly."  Nice line...James
 
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