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I wonder how you are tonight

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Miss Abagail Mannering
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0 posted 01-24-2000 12:16 PM       View Profile for Miss Abagail Mannering   Email Miss Abagail Mannering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Miss Abagail Mannering

I wonder how you are Tonight
by Miss Abagail Mannering

I wonder how you are tonight,
so very far away.
Will the stars be your only light
'til dawn brings the new day?
Do crickets disturb your slumber deep?
Do dreams flit through your mind?
Or do you lay in a crumpled heap
in a place no one may find?

I wonder how you are tonight,
so very far away.
Will lanterns be your only light
'til dawn brings the new day?
Do wounds pain you overmuch?
Do you bare your grief and cry?
Or do you crave a gentle touch
as you strain to see the sky?

I wonder how you are tonight,
so very far away.
Will the dawn find your green eyes bright
or lifeless, dull and grey?
Do you think kind thoughts of days gone by?
Do you gaze at the stars above?
Or do you think me much too shy,
incapable of love?

(written march of 1997. inspired by a guy i was dating at the time. he had been admitted
into the hospital in fort drum, new york, i hadn't
heard from him in a long time, and didn't know what
had happened to him.)


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Ted Reynolds
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1 posted 01-24-2000 12:28 PM       View Profile for Ted Reynolds   Email Ted Reynolds   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ted Reynolds

Well, Abagail, I guess I'll be the first to ask, "What did happen to him?" and to both of you.  Your peom is intriquing, romantic, and makes it hard to believe there's no follow-up.
Anne
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2 posted 01-24-2000 12:29 PM       View Profile for Anne   Email Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Anne

There's something about the rhythm of that last phrase, "incapable of love" that really caught my attention for some reason--it trips so easily off the tongue, lilts in fact, and yet the meaning is so radically different than what the sound would suggest!  I enjoyed the rest of your poem as well, but "incapable of love" inspired me on an absolute tangent...
  Run-away imaginations!  At any rate, great poem!
spiked
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3 posted 01-24-2000 12:40 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

Lovely poem
Leaves me feeling as though I miss him myself.
Thanks
Richard
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4 posted 01-24-2000 12:58 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Abagail, this is so gentle. It moved so gracefully. I enjoyed it! I too am wondering what happened?! Please share.   -SEA
Miss Abagail Mannering
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5 posted 01-24-2000 02:13 PM       View Profile for Miss Abagail Mannering   Email Miss Abagail Mannering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Abagail Mannering

he was admitted ot a hospital for broken legs...when i wrote this..i had just told him in i letter that i would go out with him..(he asked me long before that to 'go out' with him..but he was in the military, and i had known him before that, and to make a long story short...he had to prove himself to me because of what he had done to me in the past..)
we split up a few months later, because though i loved him dearly, he was incapable of loving me and being true to me.

 "Some people aren't worth a puddle of ant pee in the middle of a dessert when it's 100 degrees in the shade." -me
Miss Abagail Mannering
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6 posted 01-24-2000 04:38 PM       View Profile for Miss Abagail Mannering   Email Miss Abagail Mannering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Abagail Mannering

the 'outcome'/follow up of this poem is entitled FArewell, which will soon be posted.

 "Some people aren't worth a puddle of ant pee in the middle of a dessert when it's 100 degrees in the shade." -me
HelmutB
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7 posted 01-24-2000 07:21 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Very intriguing poerty you write.
Well done, sad do.
This fact still lingers.

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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