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The Crystal Ball

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Martie
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The Crystal Ball

She was fragrant with dreams,
you could see them glistening,
catching the eye,
dreams like red clicking nails,
and just so perfect red mouth,
dreams she held enshrined
like the pearl in the dimple
of her neck.

She swept the floor
with the silken slither
of her dress,
left a mark across the dust.
I pictured a snake in desert sand.

She had come here with a question
I could see that too,
lean and hungry vulnerable eyebrows
with questions about love,
about the man with the dark hair
and eyes that held midnight.

Her voice was so pure
it vibrated the cobwebs
in the corner with its bell
and she only said hello
but I heard her dream
and saw her laying spread
and new with desire.

Then I lost her to haze
and a smoke filled room
where in shadow a slumped shoulder
crossed in front of a window,
it hurt to see
the tree outside
filled with blackbirds
like a promise.

Time is a robber
I thought
and she turned and looked back.

Thank you for your time
she said into my surprise.

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1 posted 03-03-2000 07:14 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

Martie~
There is something so unique about
your thoughts.  You place upon the
screen ... things I'd never thought
about, until you penned them.
Then .. they remain as images burned
in my mind ... that I hope to recognize
in my day.

In case I didn't make it clear ...
I just LIKE the stuff you write.
~*Marge*~


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Oh to have a mind like you do. I love the unique way you look at everything, so insightful and nothing escapes your glance
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Wow! I love the imagery in this....
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How in the world do you keep doing this, Martie.. Such a haunting flavor to this one!!!
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Excellent writing, Martie! You do have a unique way of seeing things and conveying them to us! I love it!

Denise
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Marge--What a wonderful thing to say..and I like your stuff too, ya know.

Ruth--Thank you so much, my friend..you have made me smile, that's for sure!

PDV--A wow from you is priceless.  

Deer--I don't know--I was blank and then I started typing and this came out..not sure from where..thank you for such nice words.

Denise--Thank you for loving what I right--
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I have to agree with those above Martie .... You are an amazing talent that I enjoy thoroughly !!!!
This piece is gorgeous in its imagery ......
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