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it was inevitable
leaving the room
she waited at the top of the stairs
    
    for the laughter
    for the sounds
       of familial
             camaraderie



never disappointed
she sat on her bed
     hugging her pillow
dressed in a hand me down
nightie and crying

       quietly
            in the dark summer night



tired and hot, she opened a window
heard the crickets sing
heard the wind in the maple tree

   and wondered

if there would ever
be a place
where she felt she
belonged

silence caught her attention
good night words whispered
stairs creaking
quickly hiding her wakefulness
she waited
until they slept
and then she left
her bed


outside she stood in the dark
      unafraid of what was there
      knowing that
      the pain she felt
      from the loneliness
      was worse than any
                  that would befall her

it was inevitable
that she would remember
those nights and live them
again alone
wistful wishes for imagined
times with them
hearing laughter

but those days would
never return
never be again

and in the dark of night

   she stands

listening to the wind
        and the crickets
        hearing the ghostly
        sounds
        of familial
              camaraderie



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1 posted 03-22-2002 09:08 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

knowing that
      the pain she felt
      from the loneliness
      was worse than any
                  that would befall her

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that verse went thru me like a mirror reflection....
this reads like a haunted whisper in the wind...
Not even reading it in "sanctuary" can easy ache you've penned so well. Love the presentation and style of this Sharon.
very well done.

Of all the things in me I could never be,
of the true I kept hidden from view,
the best parts of my heart ...
were the ones touched by you.

jm

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2 posted 03-25-2002 12:19 AM       View Profile for Pip   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pip

Excellent presentation. Very thought provoking.  
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3 posted 03-25-2002 06:37 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Absolutely a wonderful poem to read, though I know the subject matter is more wistful and longing, tinged with deep regrets and mental chess games of 'what if'. The italicized sections added a more insightful look into the mind of the speaker, contrasted nicely with the surrounding descriptions. Well penned, PdV!
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4 posted 05-13-2002 09:18 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Ridiculously eloquent and beautiful. I'm glad I found this one!

She said burn ... together.
-TON

 
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