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Ratleader
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0 posted 09-20-2005 07:59 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader


to my family, who didn’t
come to the wedding
  

what if they had
a life
and
no one came
  
all those
ruby glass
promises
scattered
across
the floor like
whorehouse
beads
after the
brawl
  
still throwing
rays
sprung
off the
living
room lamps
but
canting a’kilter
as the
lies
roll under
my heel
  
where did
the truths
go so
self-evident
egalitarian
with no
half-life
  
I want to go
out blind
into the fields
and ditches
drag in all
the ragged
sons of
bitches
  
and when it
is over
hand them
my name
© Copyright 2005 Ed Ratledge - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 09-20-2005 08:06 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Ed....this tears at me...family is such a hard word sometimes.  Even this poetic family has hard times and misunderstandings.  It's just important to keep at it.  A poem of feeling, real and human feeling.  I like that!!  
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2 posted 09-20-2005 08:22 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh sheesh, this really tugs at me...

powerfully written Ed.

m xx

~i want for myself your trembling~

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3 posted 09-20-2005 08:23 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Martie, I think you know that things are difficult for me right now....the reason I have started posting here rather than in Open.

I came just now to post another....but because of these kind and caring words, I hereby toast you with Pink Chablis....in Open, where it belongs.

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4 posted 09-20-2005 08:56 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Ed,
I'm glad you posted this. I feel your pain and know from personal experience how it feels. You said it extremely well. I wish you peace.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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5 posted 09-21-2005 10:05 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Here's a beautiful thing....at the very last moment things changed and they were all there,  except my parents, who are too old to travel so far.

So....maybe I'll sell this poem on E-Bay; surely somebody has a use for it!

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6 posted 09-21-2005 10:07 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I want to be out in those ditches... with power to ease such pain.

Families can give us such support... they can also choke the very breath from us. Most of all, they matter... and we need to know we matter in return.

This touches me more with every reading...
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7 posted 10-02-2005 03:30 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Ed~
You need to email me ...~
Oh boy ... do I ever have something to share on this one !!!
*Huglets*
~*Me

~*No matter what I search for ...
let me know when it is LOVE that I find*~ <))><

Email - noles1@totcon.com

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8 posted 10-02-2006 09:58 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

touche, said the turtle
as he pulled the shell over his head
but then

came out for a goodnite wink and a nod
and a thank you....for noticing
I am still here
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9 posted 10-03-2006 12:13 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Busted!

I'm having fun at this....and BTW, for those who may be miffed at having their poems "buried" by my spree in here, take heart...ol' Ed put the links into an Excel file and sorted 'em old-to-new....to save the ones that were at the top when I started, so I can read them later and put 'em back up there when I start winding down!

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10 posted 10-05-2006 10:41 PM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

oh!

-
Hugss

-Juju

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*    Juju     *
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I wrote something like this back in '97 when my mother died and I was aask by the family not to attend the funeral... Never did post it. To much hurt. To make it short, they disowned me. It's been 10 years now and I've still never heard from any of them. Worst of all I have no clues as to a reason why. I'm sorry and I feel for ya brother.

All my best, Dale

Speaking of ghosts, wouldn't you know here comes mine again...
~Rosemary J. Gwaltney~

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12 posted 09-02-2007 02:13 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

The RatMan writes with such compelling ink~

Dale~
Glad you popped in on this one and brought it around again~

Check your email~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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Gads,I'm glad this was bumped...

and for the ow's...

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