How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #4 Archive
 Sarah's Orbit
 1 2 3 4 5
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Sarah's Orbit

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Yoin
Junior Member
since 11-09-1999
Posts 29


0 posted 11-12-1999 03:25 PM       View Profile for Yoin   Email Yoin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Yoin's Home Page   View IP for Yoin


Sarah's Orbit
-------------

Only a slight limp
keeps you from being beautiful in your mind.
A childhood tragedy
with a drunken uncle
and a handgun.
You lost your mother and your beauty
on that terrible night.

You grew up,
but not away from it all,
because your uncle took
more than your mother.
He took your innocence
when he forced your body
to be a women with his lust
before you understood
the beauty it possessed.

Your father was a good man,
strong and loving,
but he was damaged too.
Unlike your mother,
who was taken suddenly,
you watched him slowly decay
until there was nothing left
and he was gone.

Sometimes events in our lives
have so much gravity,
it seems we spend our
whole existence trying
to escape it's orbit.
Strugging everyday
against the force
of it's memory that
tries to pull us in.

Every Thursday, I come here,
so you can serve me
this weeks special,
a breath taking, beautiful women
in a waitress uniform.
I watch your elegance and grace
captivate the people here,
but when you smile,
the sadness shows.

And when you walk away
with your limp and dishes,
I know Sarah, that someday
you will break free
of your past.
You will gain speed,
open your wings of beauty,
and be clear of it's pull
once and for all.

Yoin

[This message has been edited by Yoin (edited 11-12-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Yoin - All Rights Reserved
LngJhnAg
Member Elite
since 07-23-99
Posts 3654
Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion


1 posted 11-12-1999 03:27 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Yoin

The hope you write of is poignant and sad. I hope it all comes true - for both you and Sarah.
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


2 posted 11-12-1999 04:44 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You show your heart and compassion in this poem. Well done.
hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


3 posted 11-12-1999 08:31 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

She sounds like one lucky woman to have your support like this
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


4 posted 11-12-1999 08:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very wonderful piece of writing!

------------------
Denise

Yoin
Junior Member
since 11-09-1999
Posts 29


5 posted 11-12-1999 08:44 PM       View Profile for Yoin   Email Yoin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Yoin's Home Page   View IP for Yoin

Thanks everyone for your replies to Sarah's Orbit. Sarah is not a real live person but just character I created. She comes from many people I have met who are having trouble reaching their dreams because of certain events in their lives.

Thanks

Yoin
Yoin will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #4 >> Sarah's Orbit Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors