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Christina Myers
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0 posted 06-25-99 08:41 PM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers


Who were you then,
that girl who would not take no for an answer
who were you then,
that girl
who could throw a mean fast-ball,
never feeling sorry for knocking a guy off the plate.....
and who was I?
the one who sat watching you,
always stuck in a book
but still in awe of your skill,
and your thirst for life.
Remember that time I painted your nails?
a violet red-
so feminine and dark
it looked so out of place on you
that you threw the bottle into the air,
with all the grace your arm could give you.
And I knew that we were different,
I knew that we always would be.

But who were you then?
Who was I?
Just two little girls.
Each trying to grow up
the best way they could.
And now as I sit,
writing down the words of my life
I wonder how you are
and what you are doing.
Recognizing the spirit you had
as one I had wanted myself.
I wonder how that pitching arm is,
if by now it's nails are covered
in a shade of violet red-
so feminine and dark.
It always looked so out of place on you....
it always looked just right on me.

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Balladeer
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1 posted 06-25-99 09:09 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Christina, this is wonderful! It is so easy to relate to. How many times do our minds wander back to those we once knew and wonder what became of them? You put it together masterfully. Nice job.
Christina Myers
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2 posted 06-26-99 07:34 AM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

*blush* why thank you balladeer

A poem about my cousin- we were like sisters when I grew up, this my attempt to immortalize her spirit.

-C

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"These poems, they are things that I do
in the dark, reaching for you...whoever you are
and are you ready?"
June Jordan
Fred Hobbs
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since 06-08-99
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Tallahassee, Florida, US


3 posted 06-26-99 10:47 AM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Christina,
I agree with Balladeer. You've done a wonderful job of remembering her in a way that makes us all wonder how she's doing. Great job.

sandman
wayoutwalt
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4 posted 06-26-99 01:11 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

very true to life what poetry needs to be great work as always christina
 
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