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An end - a beginning

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Poertree
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0 posted 11-28-1999 07:46 AM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Poertree

An end - a beginning

Despair

Fresh from bitter divorce
she came to me,
Ice in her heart,
Frost in her hair,
She wandered, lost,
To the winter of my hospitality.

Loss, jagged in my mind,
Childless now.
Labyrinthine grief
sealed my solitude
with ice-wax.
Daggered icicles tempt me.

So she came. Taxi to my gates,
Crunching pea-gravel,
Footsteps in the rime,
Through layered mist
she floated, waif-like,
Into the cold welcome of my arms.

Best school friends, lost in years,
Planned rendezvous
postponed by the
rude intrusion
of reality.
Awkward embraces in the portal of my fortress.

Both with involuntary defences raised,
Both brittle, frozen,
Sensitive to pain.
A long long day
of stiffness,
Of pre-recorded sympathy and platitudes.

Hope

Evening curtains off the dead sub-zero day,
Inside, the well of our mutual grief runs dry
and we lapse to honest silence,
Mentally reinforcing
for the battles of the night ahead.

Yet for once the dream demons do not win,
The armies of my doubt and self condemnation
fly before our implacability.
Yes! Her standard flies beside my own,
And they break on the crystal of our shields.

I take her morning tea, and find
her slenderness framed in the garden bay,
In comfortable silence we stand together,
And before us stars of ice-etched glass,
Sparkle move and melt ‘neath dawn's rayed touch.

Like two players recalling long forgotten lines
Our fingers seek as we turn and see
each other in the young light of a new day.
Pre dawn mist lifts from the white lawn,
Mists lift from the frozen sward of my mind.

Hot tears unblock the cold scales in our eyes
And we fall together in shared warmth,
Naturally I seek the comfort of her lips,
And soft beneath my gossamer touch, her breasts
Rise to the insistence of my un-dammed need.

Breached wide the dam of her reserve
Pours forth its own sweet essence,
And I drink, to live again in a world of warmth.
Below us in the grass, the first Galanthus
Breaks its icy tomb and sees Spring sun.
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Well worth the read..

HUGS

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Thanks Rainbow Girl

return hugs
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3 posted 11-28-1999 01:07 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

Very nicely said.
I'd say you 'surveyed' the territory perceptively.
A lovely view, sensually stated.
Spring springs anew with the bursting forth of the Galanthus bloom.

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4 posted 11-28-1999 03:01 PM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

Thanks Marge, and thanks for reading 'bout me as well .

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