How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Sanctuary
 Poetic Haven
 for keeps
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Poet deVine, Martie   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

for keeps

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
serenity blaze
Member Empyrean
since 02-02-2000
Posts 28839


0 posted 10-29-2002 11:05 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

it hurt
to see
your eyes
each day
watching
every move
I made--
even
in
a picture frame--

I felt the need
to be "away."

So once again,
I took you,
wrapped you
in a linen shroud,
and put you
in a box--
ink-marked--
"for keeps"
as I cursed myself aloud.

--
you watch me
so you know I weep--
as if I could put you aside.
I believed
that you had died.

---

Today I put her clothes away.
This girl who looks so much like me.
I saw you in the picture frame--
winking our blue eyes in greet.

----

Forgive me, Father.
I'm ashamed.
I thought pretend
could pave "the same"--
I thought that if
I shielded eyes,
then perhaps?
you'd not see me...

[This message has been edited by serenity blaze (10-30-2002 06:23 AM).]

© Copyright 2002 serenity blaze - All Rights Reserved
Balladeer
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 06-05-99
Posts 26302
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


1 posted 10-29-2002 11:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I hope you know just how good this really is, Serene one. This one hits VERY hard...
"If I close my eyes, you can't see me"
Paul Wilson
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Elite
since 07-07-2002
Posts 4023
Between Fantasy and Reality


2 posted 10-30-2002 02:01 AM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

The seriousness of this is so very evident.
If what I read within these lines are real
it enters my heart like a hot knife...Paul
Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986


3 posted 10-30-2002 09:12 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

ya know what baby....you need to see YOU thru HIS eyes ... there is no shame there...just love in heart-frames.
yer as beautiful as your poetry...dont doubt the moth
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


4 posted 10-30-2002 05:55 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

It is just glass
this smile
and eyes that
follow my every move

just glass I say
but to fold it closed
does not
put the touch away
bsquirrel
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Rara Avis
since 01-03-2000
Posts 8382


5 posted 10-31-2002 05:45 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Growin' up is tough.
Hell, growing even, is tough.
Midnitesun
Deputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 05-18-2001
Posts 29020
Gaia


6 posted 11-01-2002 07:20 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

'thought that if
I shielded eyes,
then perhaps?
you'd not see me...'

Karen, this one struck a very deep cord.
I love the way you share your soul.
brian madden
Member Elite
since 05-06-2000
Posts 4532
ireland


7 posted 11-01-2002 10:22 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Karen, all I can do is state the obvious this is a powerful piece, thanks for sharing.

The ladders of life that we scale merrily Move mysteriously around So that when you think you're climbing up, man In fact you're climbing down-Nick ca

 
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Sanctuary >> Poetic Haven >> for keeps Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors