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Don Juan de Feu
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           Untouched


It was a livid, angry red reminder,
ever present since that day
the canner, under pressure, blew apart.
Not one to dwell on hurtful things behind her,
she was compelled to see the way
companions tried to hide distaste, the dart

of eyes away, as if to bear the insight
from their view, a painful shock
far too grotesque to dare comportment stay.
Like furtive morphs, they seemed to need a twilight
time for her, not day, not night
deferring to the past, regards defray.

The worst were those who had been closest to her,
a happy childhood's best of friends,
her wedding's maid of honor, confidante,
if tete a tete, now they pore intently through her,
as if on blinded eyes depends
accord, actors playing the nonchalant.

It was a livid, angry red reminder,
ever present any day,
defacing scar where loveliness had reigned.
But, it would never be that which defined her,
untouched her radiant inner way
where lasting beauty is unscarred, unfeigned.


           --Don Juan de Feu
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Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm

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Poet deVine
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1 posted 06-02-2000 12:01 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful! I have a friend who was burned last year and will bear an outward scar on his hand, arm and chest for the rest of his life. He is a sweetie! A charming man who is now afraid women won't find him attractive. He's wearing an elastic sleeve and vest now, but in a few months they will come off. I know he will be hurt by the 'darting' eyes.

Thank you for this wonderful poem. I'm going to send it to him.  
Don Juan de Feu
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2 posted 06-02-2000 11:16 AM       View Profile for Don Juan de Feu   Email Don Juan de Feu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Don Juan de Feu

Poet deVine,
thank you for your sweet remarks and encouragement.

DJdeF
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DJdeF....Wonderful poem!

HEY PoetdeVine...Tell your friend to hang in there...those darting eyes eventually look into the eyes and find the soul and true person there.

MBlue

 
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