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Christopher
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The Ocean Gave Her Quarters
©2002 C.G. Ward

she used to pretend
that nighttime was safety
and the stars her guide
to a peace she couldn’t find
while he fumbled
drunken desire across
the frailty of her innocence.

but the sea brims with violence
and sacred was not secret.
feet will still trip
over leaves in the dark.
so when
the ocean gave her quarters,
she buried her tears in the sand.


© Copyright 2002 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-18-2002 12:28 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Which makes me realize something ... why did I title mine a rain song to the sea? Oh well, it's a bit different, 'cause pDv asked me to use something with dainty hands...

I love the final lines. And the rest of it, a'course.

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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Get a publisher!!!!!!!!!
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3 posted 05-18-2002 12:36 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

OH....now this is gorgeous...and? I'm trying to read too fast...this should be like hard candy...rolling over the tongue and savored! I'll be back!
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4 posted 05-20-2002 01:37 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

AAaaaaah!! Chris these are so awesome! this is such a lonely image, it's.. I hope you share these with everyone you know (well, ok, maybe not everyone..).
I've remembered why I'm a fan of yours..

-Lynne

It's nice to share - kiss someone when you have a cold.

Christopher
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5 posted 05-20-2002 08:26 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

hey, thanks all - it amazed me that some good could come out of all that frantic scrambling! (i thought i had to catch up to sharon and bsquirrel!!!)

peace

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6 posted 03-16-2004 08:38 AM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

WOW...stop it now..youre making me jealous!
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7 posted 03-21-2004 12:20 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

WOW! I never saw this one before, thanks to the friend who brought it back up here!
I really like the imagery and flow in this one, Christopher.
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8 posted 03-21-2004 04:50 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I can't believe I missed this...it's marvelous Christopher.. the imagery, the flow, the phrasing...all marvelous.

actually I'm going to keep it.

M

Beauty of the world which is soon to perish has two edges, one of laughter and one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
(by Virginia Woolf)

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Brilliant writing, muchly enjoyed
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those last two lines will stick with me. Forever.
 
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