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Opening Doors

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Martie
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Opening Doors

Where was it I found you?
Curving your callused fingers
around the pruning sheers, I think,
burning with youth.

You were like a breeze
that afternoon
touching my loneliness
with your warm fingers.

I thought of tears
and so many lost years
and you said
I was beautiful
and you brought me sweet peas.

We drank white wine
and music played us into evening
and my children frowned
when they saw my gleam.

I wondered what pleasure
your arms wrapped ‘round would bring
and if I could just once touch you
with my jaundiced need
then I would not feel so cold.

Was it twenty years that passed
and proved that there are always doors
that can open into happiness?



[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 06-03-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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How nice to think that this is true.  You spin a good story.  I hope the children eventually approved!
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How nice to think that this is true.  You spin a good story.  I hope the children eventually approved!
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3 posted 06-02-2000 07:17 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Martie,

So happy for you!!  It is never too late to open those doors.  Just have to summon the courage to walk through.  Great writing!!  

Lone Wolf


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Ah, this is so lovely, Martie! You deserve that happiness!

Denise
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Martie~
Sooooooo ... you clipped the 'clipper', huh ?
He just 'pruned' his way into your garden.
Now ... I'm not gonna say, 'that's a lot of manure' ... but he's sure 'cultivated' the beauty of a 'blossom' in you.
Gosh, you two should open a florist shop or something !  

LOVE YOU~  
~*Marge*~




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6 posted 06-03-2000 02:02 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

That's it...you need a title - and I have it:

Martie, the Queen of Imagery....

Your poetry blows me away...

love  K
Martie
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Jana, yes, sometimes nice is true and the children love him.  Thank you!

Lone Wolf, Opening and closing doors, both take courage.

Denise--thanks for the sweet words.

Marge--I read what you said to my husband..and we both had a great chuckle thanks to you.  You are so wonderful!

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Hi Kamla, you snuck in on me...thanks sweet New Zealand butterfly.  I could say the same, and do.
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I hate to admit this, but when I finished reading, a song came to mind...
O' Sweet Pea, come on and dance with me...
Martie, you surely are queen of the ball and there is one extremely fortunate gentleman out in California.
A beautiful poem btw.
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Martie

this was very beautiful and such a touching story. i love the expressions you display in your poetry...full of such a pure honesty.

take care,
amy  

 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



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the poem was wonderful, but what you said in one of your replies really moved me, "it takes courage to open and close doors"
I recently had to close one, and I didn't feel courageous, but I see now it took more courage (in my case)  close it. thank you for this.

 Kathleen
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Martie
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Mike--I like your sweet pea song and I love to dance...thanks for such a lovely comment.

Amy--thank you for seeing my honest feelings.

Kathleen--Your reply touched me...thank you for letting me know.
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