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Sven
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0 posted 05-19-2003 12:57 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sven

still, I am not as I should be

the rain and the gray of this day
are still lodged in the center of me
hampering my breath
                         and rasping my voice
not to mention the chill of this day, once warm
that wraps around my bones like a
                     threadbare blanket
                bringing no warmth to my heart

as always,
             my mind retreats inward
                     the only place left that is truly my own
inward, to the temple of my thought
        where my healing waits

then, I shall be as I am

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

© Copyright 2003 John Garcia - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-19-2003 01:11 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

sounds like last week's weather to me, and except for today and tomorrow...we will be in the damp gray again.

I love to read you no matter where you post, Sven.


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2 posted 05-19-2003 02:23 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

still, I am not as I should be

the rain and the gray of this day
are still lodged in the center of me
hampering my breath
                         and rasping my voice

Love the opening of this one Sven... captures well how some days affect us and how our own inner hurts make us see the world and the day differently..

sea_of_okc
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3 posted 05-19-2003 02:53 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

I feel you Sven, been there myself many times this past year. Most all your poems are noteworthy but this one really speaks to me. Thanks.
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4 posted 05-20-2003 11:23 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Be as you are, not as you should be... I happen to like who you are.  

It's nice to retreat inward like this when the weather goes sour, isn't it... but remember, once you're there, you should be able to peek back out and watch the weather.  You can learn a lot from a cold day if you're willing to pay attention.

Lovely poetry from a powerful soul... well done.

Parasite

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~Percy Bysshe Shelley

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5 posted 05-20-2003 12:32 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

M, thanks. . .it's always nice to be read. . .no matter where. . .

Ron, yes, you're right. . .I just need more Sunshine. . . and Moonlight. . . or, even better. . . both together. . .

sea, you're welcome. . .nice to have you back. . .

LP, thanks. . .I like who I am too, now, if only everyone else did. . .LOL

seriously though, I've been inside myself for too long now. . . it's time to come back out and play in the rain. . . thanks. . .

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