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Imagination

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Martie
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Imaginations that glimpse
the tantalizing
are free to create any patina
they choose.
a finger, a dimple,
the sleek slide of a shoulder,
can become blemish free
and more fertile and tactile then reality.

The allusive is so alluring.
Like a butterfly
it darts past the corner of our eye,
flits nervously around the halo of our
freshly shampooed hair
floats nebulous and free
on a tide of air,
then leaves us to
our purple haze of memory.

We have not been there
for the agony of birth
from the chrysalis of change
nor do we even know if wings
hurt when stuck together with
the glue of beginning.
What if, that day it is storming
and some errant rip of air
tears the gossamer fluid grace
of wing, before it can fly?

We float with the butterfly,
across a vision that we can build or shatter
to our choosing
and leave the sad and broken body
of reality to turn to dust,
alone.
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-22-1999 11:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, this is just magnificent! I loved this one very much!

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Denise
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I like the imagery, the message. Uh huh, I love the poem.
Watcher666
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3 posted 10-23-1999 04:36 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Beautiful! Loved it!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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Very nicely written, everything flows so smoothly
Trynete
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5 posted 10-23-1999 10:49 AM       View Profile for Trynete   Email Trynete   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Trynete's Home Page   View IP for Trynete

I LOVE IT!!!

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To live is to love, and to love is to live... the meaning of life.
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 10-23-1999 10:58 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Martie,
This one is a keeper.
Excellent choice of words and thought.
Enjoyed the read.
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