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JerryPat2
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Cloistered by her unwritten word,
Made horrendous as a silent bell,
I scrawl lines to her, but has she heard
My prayer wherever she doth dwell?

Tenuous is life, color it red,
For the pain and suffering we bear.
Days march on no matter what's ahead,
Tears of joy or glee, we are its heir.

I, the father, find it harder still,
Experience has not prepared me
To unearth a ghost-like fear that chills,
Add my heart and soul and that makes three.

I honestly sluice my soul for truth,
Not hide from skeletons I expose.
I cringe not at my findings as sleuth,
Aware that I am not her hero.

These months of separation cause pain,
And as I lie among the refuse
Of past sins which I wear like a chain,
That flays and leaves such hideous bruise.

My pen shan't be still, yea, it must write,
Questions have to be posed and then purged.
I'll n'er dream sweet dreams into the night,
Lo, nightmares torture me in their dirge.

İFebruary 27, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

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

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BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


1 posted 07-14-2017 03:34 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Oh JP....there is much to ponder here.  Often, when I read poetry i find bits and pieces of myself and the life I've lived.  I sense the regrets and feel them as my own.  Peace good poet.
JerryPat2
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I know what you mean, Blues. I also find lines other poets write that affect me and I see where I have written similar in the past. Thank you, thank you very much.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 07-14-2017 07:58 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

You swing on the heartstrings  like a man on the flying trapeze. You catch air that makes us gasp. ~L
JerryPat2
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Sorry about the delayed thank you, Lori, but . . . Thank you!

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

Poet In Pink
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Your words touch heart and soul Jerry ~ May you find the answers you seek and peace Alana
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