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The Everlastingness of Love

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Martie
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   (reposted because ....of love)

The Everlastingness of Love

Dear mother long gone help me,
it is time for new beginnings,
no more burnt orange
and brown of the room,
be gone the dullness of the day.
All your paintings in the closet
stacked in dust and cobweb covers,
they will add some color to this room.

Upon the floor spread like stamps
your paintings where you wrote your heart song
now cover the envelope of my dull beige rug,
color transformed into red and purple,
deep blue and periwinkle.
To heck with okra, I will have
sunflower yellow
and this almost black red of rose
and here the foggy gray mist of ocean.

I am trapped in the middle
of a room of rainbows.

Dear mother
I am not a child,
weep for the child in me,
for the wife who almost sold her soul,
then weep no more.
I have called forth new beginnings
crossed out days that made for sadness.
Rejoice in the everlastingness of love.



 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 03-30-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

The first time I ever saw the word "everlastingness". I love your "crossed out days that made for sadness" and "the everlastingness of love". May you rejoice in love forever.
Love ya
Liz
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What a lovely tribute  
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3 posted 03-30-2000 11:22 PM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

exquisite...beautiful..your very talented...I'm new so I am glad you reposted it!

 
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4 posted 03-30-2000 11:23 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I remember this, Martie, as if one could forget it. It was, is, and always will be an incredibly beautiful piece of writing. I love it.
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5 posted 03-30-2000 11:32 PM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

Martie,

Let me tell you something.  (Like you can stop me right?)  This is an outstanding tribute.  It kind of reminds me of that poem Shakespear wrote about that chick and he stated that she would never be forgotten.  Well she wasn't going to be forgotten b/c his tribute to her would keep her memory alive forever.  I think the same is here with your mother.  She would be proud.

Jfreak
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the only better reason to repost than for LOVE...
is so we "newbies"..get to endulge our pleasures in your exceptional work.
this is a beautiful tribute. I have noticed that all your poerty has such vivid colors and imagery. your have a special gift.
take care, jm

 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
Do you care what is thought by others about you
If this day is all that is promised to you
Do you live for the present, the future the past...
tracy chapman

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Exceptional writing my friend.  Truly beautiful thoughts expressed exquisitely.
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8 posted 03-31-2000 12:10 AM       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, darling Martie~
New beginnings of the heart are such an awakening. May yours be blessed with the warming hues of spring ... and the vivid colors of your mother's paintings.

I celebrate your 'dawn', my sweet friend.

Beautifully aware are your phrases.
May peace, love and beauty surround your heart.
Love you~
~*Marge*~


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Martie
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Friends--I am so happy with the response to this poem that is so special to me...thank you!!!  
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I also remember this..one of your first here right? A beautiful image....and a sweet, warm tribute.  
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11 posted 03-31-2000 01:36 PM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

this is lovely, Martie.  I, too, am glad you reposted, since I'm a bit of a newbie here myself.  I especially love the stamps/envelope image - calls a lot to mind, all of it worthy of being called.  thanks

Rick

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This is wonderful, Martie!!!
Martie
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PdV--thanks for remembering...yes, it was back there somewhere.

RAM--Thank you for such a nice compliment..I'm glad you liked it.

Thanks for the beauiful, sweet suthern.
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14 posted 03-31-2000 09:29 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, I remember this one too, Martie. Very touching and beautiful. Thanks for reposting it!

Denise
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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15 posted 03-31-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Martie - what a wonderful way you have with words - I loved this tribute to your Mom, she would be most proud of you I'm sure
Roniece  
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