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Kisses Through Glass

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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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since 08-26-99
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northern mountains, Idaho


0 posted 12-29-1999 11:31 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Concrete bunk beds with thin rubber mats

Waiting in line

Crashing doors

Echoing halls

Eyes ever watching

Mundane things mingled

With tenderness

Collect calls

Miss you so much

Four bare walls

Toilets flush

Beside the phones

How long? no one knows

Waiting, anxiety grows

~ ~ ~

Kisses through glass

Hands palm to palm

Pressing fingertips together

Warm eyes smiling

Through the pane.

Throwing kisses in the air

He walks away, that slow easy swing

Twisting my ring, I

Follow his graceful form

With blurring eyes.

~ ~ ~

When a month looks like forever

Takes a week to get your glasses

They don't care if you don't have your medication

Coffee machine but the money isn't on the books yet.

~ ~ ~

Was that dad on the phone?

Does he still have a back ache?

What did he have for dinner?

Did he hold hands with you through the glass again, mom?

~ ~ ~

For The Keeper...

© Copyright 1999 Rosemary J. Gwaltney - All Rights Reserved
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


1 posted 12-29-1999 11:33 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Wow, took me by surprise this one did!
caroline
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2 posted 12-29-1999 12:31 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Beautifully done, Rosemary...

 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


Songbird
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since 12-15-1999
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3 posted 12-29-1999 12:40 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

I really like this, you really duplicate the enviroment and make us feel as if we are there. Sounds like prison although I have never been there, visits to some hopitals ring of a similar situation especially where the absense of loved ones are concered.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


4 posted 12-29-1999 12:50 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

Wow..............excellent!!
highwayman
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since 12-29-1999
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Cookeville, Tennessee, usa


5 posted 12-29-1999 01:20 PM       View Profile for highwayman   Email highwayman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for highwayman

That was very real

I have been on both sides of that glass and it aint no fun.  I hope things work out.  They will in time!!!!!
Tamera
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since 12-28-1999
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6 posted 12-29-1999 01:44 PM       View Profile for Tamera   Email Tamera   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tamera

Touching, and haunting...it makes my mind wander..
Echo Rhayne
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8 posted 12-30-1999 03:24 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

WoW


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

Nan
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9 posted 12-30-1999 09:43 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Rosemary - Didn't I see this one on the main site? I recall it being one of your best... Very nicely done, my friend..
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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since 08-26-99
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northern mountains, Idaho


10 posted 12-30-1999 12:22 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Nan, you have a marvelous memory!  Yes, I put this in a year ago, when this site was an infant, and I first discovered it.  Thanks for your comments!




 ...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG
devina
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11 posted 12-30-1999 03:07 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

beautiful and sad.

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Martie
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12 posted 12-30-1999 03:29 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This certainly did pull attention from my heart--Well done

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
 
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