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Porch Peace

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Shadows linger on the porch
and dapple the path
beneath the elm.

A steady creak comes
from the swing where
just the tip of a shoe
is moving in lazy rhythm.

Crickets sing in the garden
where a white cat sits.

From the house
the sound of children,
the slam of a door,
a scream, then laughter.

A lady whispers by
on the sidewalk
longing in her eyes.
She is old and thin
and looks empty.
To my day-gladdened eyes,
a pale phantom in the moon.
Sorrow and gladness tangle.
She is not me.


© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Wonderful imagery!

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WOW! Liked this much!!

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Martie~

'A steady creak comes
from the swing where
just the tip of a shoe
is moving in lazy rhythm.'


Ooooooohhhhh, this is just sooooooo peaceful~
Got that porch swing rhythm down to a fine art myself !
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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porches are nice for lingering
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