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The Magic Medicine

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Martie
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(I remembered this poem after reading RufffRider's poem, Mommy Will Kiss Your Owie and I'm reposting it with a few changes)

The Magic Medicine

My Son
you greet the problems
of the world with indifference.
Totally engrossed in growing,
your elbows and knees
are the brunt of asphalt’s
bad jokes.

You believe
a kiss is magic medicine,
and a bandage stops pain.
Death to you is just
a mystery,
a catalyst for your questions,
the monsters of your dreams
are real.

"How did God make
the world?"
"If I bleed
will I die?"
you ask this mother
who you believe
has all the answers.

Spindle legged boy
tripping over cracks
in the cement
with run-down sneakers
sun-drenched hair
the sea in your eyes.

Yes, I love you.
No, you will not
live forever.


[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 02-27-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Big Smiles here as I say AMEN.
Children do think the world of their mom`s.
I know as a child there wasn`t a thing that mom couldn`t fix.
Through a child`s eye`s MOM is everything and there`s nothing in the world that mom can`t do.
Thank you for bringing this wonderful read back up and for the smile`s Martie.


[This message has been edited by RufffRyder (edited 02-27-2000).]
Seymour Tabin
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Martie,
A wonderful poem, well thought, well worded,
well done. *L*
Mike
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*smile*
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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Oh, Martie, this one made my breath catch in my throat.  Excellently written, with a truth that gives me goosebumps.

Would you check your e-mail, please?

Denise
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this is precious, Martie!    

Denise
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I could write free verse forever and not even come near to this level of excellence. I salute you, Martie.
Elizabeth Santos
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Warm and sweet and excellent
You are a rare talent
Liz
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8 posted 02-28-2000 12:36 PM       View Profile for Breathe~   Email Breathe~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Breathe~

This is wonderful Martie!  you capture the images of childhood so perfectly...

Think I will go and hug my children now...*running off*


 I love the time
and in between
the calm inside me
in the space
where I can breathe...

Sarah McLachlan
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Martie:..Can I hug him as well?...Bless, I don't think I gre up cause I'm still asking questions..LOL

HUGS

 Live in my heart and pay no rent...
hoot_owl_rn
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EXCELLENT!!! I love the innocence of youth you've created here  
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