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Sunshine
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The Other Book

Thank you
Lord
for returning to me
my book
of early poetry.

Between the sheaves
of decade-aged paper
ramble my thoughts
and my capers
of long, long ago.

The book I thought
lost has been found
again,
I gave my anguish
of its presumed loss
to you
and then

it was returned to me ~
all my joys,
that which purged
all my tears,
in which
all my thoughts merged

over time
over boys
over wine
over children
over life...
when I was a child,
when I became a wife.

To those decades of
written words
long ago
Iíll take the
lines,
Iíll rewrite them
so,
that all the poets
who read my verse
will know I tried
to shape good from worse.

I know Iím likely
not to be objective
over old words,
probably more
reflective
of old stories
and old lines,
but thank you
Lord,
for the return
of mine.

©KRJ
3 September, 1999



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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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So true, Sunshine. I wrote poems in high school, long lost now, that I would love to see again. I would cringe at the writing but revel in the memories they would bring. We should all be so lucky as to have mementos like those returned to light once more.
Denise
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What a great find! Enjoy the memories!


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I'm so glad you found your book of poetry! It's funny how we wrote when we were young isn't it? I'm so paranoid about mine now.. I save it to disk....save it to a floppy...print a copy......geez!
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Truer words never spoken...the loss I felt over this "old" stuff was unspeakable, as if I had lost a dear, dear friend...and to have it found again...pure magic, and His grace.
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This is very good Sunshine, and so true, I threw away my poetry when I was a teenager.I wish I hadn't.
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Oh Sunshine...I know just how you feel. I lost the entire folder of my work...nearly 25 years worth. I never found it. I still get heartsick over it. So glad you found yours

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
Sunshine
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It is always amazing that what we think is our loss alone, if only we share it, we find that others have suffered similar losses.

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Geesh - what a find is right - I just found my grandmother's journal from 1920 - with poetry in it - written in Finnish - what do I do with that????? YIKES!!
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