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Endlessecho
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since 09-05-2003
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I live within myself


0 posted 09-11-2003 01:01 PM       View Profile for Endlessecho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Endlessecho

Digging

The shovel in her hands
place splinters neatly underneath her calluses.

She pauses briefly to wipe her bangs
from her sweat covered forehead.

She releases a held breath;
a breath of self-pity and an intake of guilt.

Her eyes wander briefly,
but settle back down to the earth below her feet.

The earth that is slowly ebbing away
from the hole she is digging.

My mother is digging my grave.

I watch from my bedroom window
out to the large backyard;

Wishing we had neighbors
to notice her laborious work.

Hating living in the country;
where what goes on behind closed doors
stays there,

And people arenít close enough to stare
or care.

And my mother is digging my grave;
And all I can do is watch.

I search my eyes along the ground
where I will lay beside my sisters.

She buried them some time before.

And I miss them.
And I miss my mother.

She never comes in the house anymore.
She has a task to care for.

My mother is busy
Digging my grave.

And all I can do is watch her.


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SharaRose
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since 07-19-2003
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Somewhere out there~


1 posted 09-11-2003 01:53 PM       View Profile for SharaRose   Email SharaRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SharaRose

I can't say I really understand this, but it sounds *very* painful. :'(
Sending a

SharaRose @-->--


Of sound, and speech let all lift the hearer!

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littlewing
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since 03-02-2003
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New York


2 posted 09-12-2003 02:03 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Echo - Oh My God - you have NO idea how this spoke to me tonight . . .
this is brilliant!

a breath of self-pity and an intake of guilt.

ahhh she is digging mine too
xxoo
Endlessecho
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3 posted 09-12-2003 10:57 AM       View Profile for Endlessecho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Endlessecho

Shara - Thank you for your kind words.

littlewing - I'm so glad I could touch you with this. Thank you!

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