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Buzzygirl
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since 09-11-99
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St. Paul, MN USA


0 posted 09-12-99 08:42 PM       View Profile for Buzzygirl   Email Buzzygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Buzzygirl


CONNECTION SEVERED

Connection severed;
lesson learned:
Turned back into the dark,
you left me dangling precipitously
like some insipid
question-mark;
How would you act
if you felt you were
spurned,
could you take
it as easily
if the tables were
turned?

Which of your actions
will you continue to defend,
now that itís already
past the end?

The driving force that was behind
a smile so pristine
quit working like some obsolete,
throwaway machine--
even though the contraption
caused me no end of hurt
I canít just shut it off
and bury it in the dirt

a faint aura remains
of the energy that made it turn,
itís glowing like an ionized beam:
it sizzles the skin and burns

I wonít look directly at it,
so then what have I learned?

A lesson enjoined, factored by one,
as a child, taught not to look
at the sun
but to preserve the eye, make it last
so turns the eyepiece towards the past

But nothingís there to comfort me,
itís dark as far as I can see-
the path where Iíd normally
not fear to step
now dimly lit with
uncertainty

So step into the dank unknown I must
But it's better than being locked here in this hell
Where I don't know what's good for me
And no way to win that I can tell

But it's alright, I've made it this far
And I'm not afraid of the dark anymore
No, I am not afraid anymore--
Connection severed;
Lesson learned
--
9/96
© Copyright 1999 Buzzygirl - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 09-12-99 09:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! You certainly have a way with words! This was very enjoyable reading!

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Denise
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since 07-22-99
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Wow, I agree with D! You do have a way with words. This was really neat how you did this. I enjoyed it also!!!
passing shadows
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3 posted 12-24-2004 11:20 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

well written!
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4 posted 12-24-2004 07:16 PM       View Profile for *Alli4000*   Email *Alli4000*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Alli4000*

Agreed with everyone - wonderful write...nicely written!

~Alli~

Happy Holidays!

 
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