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mirjam
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since 11-24-1999
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Auckland, New Zealand


0 posted 11-27-1999 08:04 PM       View Profile for mirjam   Email mirjam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for mirjam

this is a poem i wrote about the death of my
next door neighbour from cancer.

I see you perched there,
watching the clouds roll in,
dark; looming. Ate up the sun.
I see you silently watch them
ripen to indigo - the inside of a bruise.
Within this
so full of you
atmosphere wheels, circles the
tumbling sky.

And i know i know you can get to
feeling everywhere and nowhere
at one - all alone but crowded in,
spilling rolling holding on.
Hungry to exist.

So by the time all the Ophelias
Cordelias and Desdemona's had
spiralled to their end
and we had run out of time,
life exhausted
weakened beaten eaten
the storm had already clawed you
into itself and it was black.
© Copyright 1999 mirjam - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 11-28-1999 05:16 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

But Shakespeare never dies and neither does the memory of close friends - you have honoured your next door neighbour hon.
Severn
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2 posted 12-02-1999 07:27 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Sorry, this can't go yet.
Dark Angel
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3 posted 12-02-1999 08:00 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Miriam, This is wonderful and I agree with Severn, you have honoured your next door neighbour.

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Samuel Coleridge


Denise
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4 posted 12-02-1999 07:42 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, Mirjam, this is very well done.

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Denise

 
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