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To a Mentally-Retarded Cousin at Christmas.

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ffpercent243
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0 posted 05-16-2003 11:14 AM       View Profile for ffpercent243   Email ffpercent243   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ffpercent243's Home Page   View IP for ffpercent243





Your 21st Christmas
Falls on you
Like a silent dream
That never awakens.


The dawn shivers
On a magic morning
You can't understand,
You, eternally six.


Pleased you can spell your name,
Sorry you wet the bed the night before;
Looking at toys at the age
Other girls are getting married.


You go running downstairs
With your new dolly
To switch on the fairy-lights
Although it is only 4 a.m.


The world awaits for you,
But you, (forever a child of Jesus)
Shall never find it.

If I am silent, it is because I am thinking, if I do not talk, please do not think I rude.

© Copyright 2003 Terence Cuthbert - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-16-2003 12:57 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Actually, she did find her world.
It's just different than yours, or mine.
Hello! Good to meet you!
Kamala
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2 posted 05-16-2003 04:17 PM       View Profile for Kamala   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kamala

ff%243:

i was a little wary to check this out from reading the title, but i'm really glad i did.  what a great depiction.  i think you capture really well what it's like for us 'normal' people to see 'retarded' people.  and there's a poignancy and pathos to your images -- like the one of the girl running down the stairs to turn on the fairy lights at 4am.

good jaerb.  

kamala
ffpercent243
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3 posted 05-16-2003 07:42 PM       View Profile for ffpercent243   Email ffpercent243   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ffpercent243's Home Page   View IP for ffpercent243

Like all my "personal" poems (eg "To Luke Robbins") this is truth.

Thank you for your comments.
SwEeTnSeXy18
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4 posted 06-04-2004 12:48 AM       View Profile for SwEeTnSeXy18   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SwEeTnSeXy18

ffpercent243: This made me cry. You dont think about things like this and how it is for diffrent people all the time. Great piece!! Take care

Lisa

~in order to gain, you have to lose~

Sweetest Sorrow X
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So Sad..So Beautiful...
<3
Persephone

You better count your lucky stars that everything I wish for..doesnt come true

Sweetest Sorrow X
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From a cradle to a casket


6 posted 07-04-2004 05:18 PM       View Profile for Sweetest Sorrow X   Email Sweetest Sorrow X   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sweetest Sorrow X

Sad
but Vivid

You better count your lucky stars that everything I wish for..doesnt come true

Kellie_Cantrell
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7 posted 07-08-2004 02:55 AM       View Profile for Kellie_Cantrell   Email Kellie_Cantrell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellie_Cantrell

I enjoyed this. Its a sad piece but it is so real. We see right through people and ignore them, its human nature. But to set that nature aside and see is so amazing.

                   Love,
             xXx~*KELLIE*~xXx
Graduation : January 29th 2004

vampiana
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8 posted 10-08-2004 06:02 AM       View Profile for vampiana   Email vampiana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vampiana

wow..that was so sad and beautiful.

the lone light, in a world of darkness.

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