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The Everlastingness of Love

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Martie
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Dear mother long gone help me,
It is time for new beginnings,
no more burnt orange
and brown of the room,
be gone the dullness of the day.
All your paintings in the closet
stacked in dust and cobweb covers.
They will add some color to this room.

Upon the floor spread like stamps
your paintings where you wrote your heart song
now cover the envelope of my dull beige rug,
color transformed into red and purple,
deep blue and periwinkle.
To heck with okra, I will have
sunflower yellow
and this almost black red of rose
and here the foggy gray mist of ocean.

I am trapped in the middle
of a room of rainbows.

Dear mother
I am not a child,
weep for the child in me,
for the wife who almost sold her soul,
then weep no more.
I have called forth new beginnings
crossed out days that made for sadness.
Rejoice in the everlastingness of love.
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-16-1999 08:11 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

You've done it again - made me want to cry with your words. How stunningly beautiful Martie - and I don't say that lightly.
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2 posted 11-16-1999 08:57 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, Martie ... I'm touched with the kaleidoscope of color you bring forth in this one. Breathtaking. Lovely.

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3 posted 11-16-1999 09:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Martie. Very touching.

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Very well written Martie, BRAVO!!
Martie
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5 posted 11-18-1999 02:08 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Thank you all for your comments on this poem close to my heart, but then I guess they all are heart songs.
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Whew! This poem is so finely crafted it can not be read only once. Beautiful, beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it.
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Beautiful, Martie. Some of my Mothers paintings brighten my world as well.

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
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