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Stormy Night

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CMGrimm
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Stormy Night


I can hear
the back door slamming,
behind you as you run
out into the rain.
I hear the car engine
roar to life,
and headlights
flash across
our living room walls...

I look out the door
just in time to see you
disappear,
around the corner...

Lightening flashes...blinding me...

I look again
and you are gone.
I am all alone
I pray that you will come back to me.

I close my eyes
and pray silently...

Thunder jolts me from my daze,
the phone rings,
My heart jumps in my chest
I hope it is you...

My breath fails me,
as my mind tries hard
to comprehend the message...

You are gone.


Christopher M. Grimm



 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
© Copyright 2000 Christopher M. Grimm - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn
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1 posted 02-19-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Ummm...I have no words. That doesn't happen often...Great job!  
CMGrimm
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2 posted 02-19-2000 01:53 AM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

Uhmm....My apologies to anyone who may feel misled....this is a poem to and about a friend of mine.  He is struggling to overcome a terrible tragedy.  I have mentioned before that sometimes I write to help myself to understand someone's pain...this is that particular situation I was referring to...sorry if anyone may have felt misled...I had no intentions to and hadn't noticed the connections between this and another post of mine until pointed out by another poet.  

Chris

 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
CMGrimm
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3 posted 02-19-2000 01:56 AM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

And thanks Marilyn for the kind words....I'm hoping that you happen to re-read this...so that you may have your voice back..
(nervous laugh)..
Thanks everyone for I'm hoping your understanding.

Chris

 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
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4 posted 02-20-2000 12:52 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi CMGrimm,

I want you to know that this poem tells me that you pay close attion to your friends in need and that your have a great deal of affection for others. True love and compasion for others is hard to find.

Very nicely written.

Cerenity-1
JamesMichael
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Very vivid and expressive and interesting to read.   James
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6 posted 02-20-2000 02:10 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

You did a great job with this poem, it is great when we can put ourselves in another's shoes and write to understand. I have fun sometimes just pretending to be someone I don't even know and see what what can transpire. There are many ways of being creative and I enjoyed your creation here.
Meadowmuse
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7 posted 02-20-2000 06:47 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Chris, I do this too...and it's that perception, that willingness and oftimes "need" to place ourselves into the realm of another's life, that fuels many aspects of our insight and creative expression. Oh, and this poem is superb.

Claire
CMGrimm
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Thanks Cerenity, James, Dreamer and MeadowMuse...Your kind comments are always appreciated.  I'm glad to see I'm not the only one....

Chris


 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
Breathe~
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9 posted 02-20-2000 10:03 PM       View Profile for Breathe~   Email Breathe~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Breathe~

This is the third poem like this I have read tonight...and my goosebumps are on a rampage...

This is a wonderful poem...though such a awful tragedy...I am truly sorry for your friend...


 Freedom of expression is the watch word...

CMGrimm
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Thanks Breathe....giving a wonderful Artist such as you goosebumps is as big a compliment as I should ever hope to receive...Thanks for your too kind responses.


Chris

 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
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11 posted 02-20-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

If this were about you, it would be excellent. If not about you, it's REALLY excellent.
Martie
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I like the way you write--and enjoyed reading this poem.  I often write poems about others, or even fictional to make a point...I agree with Balladeer's excellent.
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13 posted 02-20-2000 11:09 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

ChrisG~
This happens to be a very vivid poem.
It touched me with it's sincerity.
You are a great friend to have.
Even without the explanation,
it was riveting.
~*Marge*~


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