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Comfort Thoughts

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Nicole
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0 posted 06-01-2000 01:55 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Nicole

It was a new
    smell
even to me
this smell
       of cotton candied
vanilla beans
At once
At first
  much much
too strong
           overwhelming
a searant to the senses
a heavy - musky
mind coating balm

   But, of course

The assault lessened
     as all things do
then
it was a comforting smell
    a warm smell
something to ease the
body into
          willing slumber
-an errant commodity-
though much sought after...


I
   digress

It holds me now
     -this smell
entranced
   am I
by the strength
of the memories
it brings to the forefront
    of my pliant mind
pliant
to the whim of
these
      memories
that float by unbidden
of a touch (or much more than that)
who can say, or know for that matter

    here

             and here

and here...

But-
    in the somewhat
suppressed supposition
is the
      knowing
of
never.

And in this
   knowing
it brings the comfort of
     strength
strength in the memory
...of the memory
  which is cast in hues
  of
    bittersweet

and in the
   comfort
of knowing the memory
will sustain
    for
these kind always do...

and in the
   knowing
of a true
friend

© Copyright 2000 Nicole Adams - All Rights Reserved
Skyfyre
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since 08-15-99
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


1 posted 06-01-2000 02:46 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

It seems to me that your talent for digression managed to weave this tangle of emotions rather well ... a very engaging piece, though not cloyingly so.  Applause from the critic's (and the sympathizer's) corner ...

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Poet deVine
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2 posted 06-01-2000 12:25 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful poem though a bit sad. It amazes me that certain smells can be associated with people or places or even a time in our life.  
LngJhnAg
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since 07-23-99
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3 posted 06-01-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

ohhh, Satiated One - this is a wonderful poem - one of those oems where I think to myself (Wow, I could never have written that).  No big surprises there, you are way ahead of where I want to be.
Nicole
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4 posted 06-01-2000 05:09 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Lady Kess, thank you muchly.  Tangle, indeed.  lol  Glad to see people made it through, I almost had to bust out the machete on my read-through.

PdV, no doubt.  You always have such nice things to say, sheesh!     Whatta gal! Thanks!

Aarg, there m'fine Sailor!    Stopit, you make me blush fifteen shades crimson.  Thankee kindly, sir.
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5 posted 06-01-2000 08:24 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

Satiate~
This is such a lovely piece of your heart.
Friends woven into the memories ...

'in the
   comfort
of knowing the memory
will sustain
    for
these kind always do...

and in the
   knowing
of a true
friend'

I love it.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Balladeer
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6 posted 06-01-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This poem is very true, satiate. Smells can change as can other things. Even the first smell of a hog pen can change over time, especially if it's your farm. I love the writing............
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