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February 21, Every Year

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Martie
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February 21, Every Year
(In memory of Michelle)

Today you emerged
from hibernation.
I felt you tapping
the shoulder
of my memory.

Look, you said,
I am
swept under the heartbeat
of memory, sleeping,
covered by hours
then by days
finally by years
until my laughter
fades from memory
and the sound of my voice
is lost.

I am only noticed
when February cuts into
your heart
or in my picture
one sided and posed.

You look for me
across the mountain top
as if my ashes are what
seed the ground
and I can feel
the pilgrimage
of your feet
upon my soul.

Your heart beat
is me
and the ache
in womb,
the full blue veined
breast of remembering
is where you can find me
and I will always be there,
trust your tears.


© Copyright 2002 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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You look for me
across the mountain top
as if my ashes are what
seed the ground
and I can feel
the pilgrimage
of your feet
upon my soul.

Your heart beat
is me
and the ache
in womb,
the full blue veined
breast of remembering
is where you can find me
and I will always be there,
trust your tears.
=====================================

and trust your poetry...she is always there...and thru your pen her voice is never lost, her memory never fades...and we get to share in her laughter, warm in her light...
and that is the most beautiful tribute.
love ya Martie
heart-hugs
jm

~~~~~~~
~Butterfly~
Mariah Carey

When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhemling fears inside
Blindly I imagined I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you, I must open up my hands
And watch you rise

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly



[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (02-21-2002 10:40 AM).]

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Your heart beat
is me
and the ache
in womb,
the full blue veined
breast of remembering
is where you can find me
and I will always be there,
trust your tears.
yes...always there...

beautifully done Martie..
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Very touching Martie..every word ..hugss

               ~Victoria~
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SweetSis~
Always ... always caress the remember~
Gentle hugs~
I love you~
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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So soft & touching, Martie....you're in my thoughts & prayers today...may you find all the strength you need....
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Martie, sending you gentle, comforting thoughts and hugs today....
Love, Nancy.

~Love, like magic, depends on believing.~

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Martie, Simply beautiful. Chris

Life is not measured by breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away.

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Martie,
Maybe a will help. Beautiful poem.
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A fine sentiment, a touching tribute.
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This is so beautiful, Martie...but unbelievably sad.


You look for me
across the mountain top
as if my ashes are what
seed the ground
and I can feel
the pilgrimage
of your feet
upon my soul.

I hope things are better now,

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Yes.

The rocker is waiting.

Hugs.
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Your heart beat
is me
and the ache
in womb,
the full blue veined
breast of remembering
is where you can find me
and I will always be there,
trust your tears.


Yes Michelle is there.

Beautiful as always Martie.

many hugs and kisses

Maree

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Very touching. Thanks for sharing.

"What makes letting go hard isn't losing what you had, but losing the dream of what could have been."

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lovely  work ms Martie
your eyes are gentle flowers
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Your heart beat
is me
and the ache
in womb,
the full blue veined
breast of remembering
is where you can find me
and I will always be there,
trust your tears.

I play with words, they flutter around in my head, I smile at the turn and twist of them, they are my friends. *S* And yet, they desert me when I read something that fills my heart as completely as this does... and it's the same effect, no matter how many times the reading. It's magnificent, Martie... and because your words have led us to love both you and Michelle, you're in my thoughts and heart today.


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(BIG HUGGGSSSSSSSS) Oh Martie, God Bless You, my face flooded with tears reading this, you area  true angel and a blessing to Michelle always as you are to us all! (EXTRA BIG HUGS) We all love you so much, sweet friend, my thoughts and prayers are always with her and you! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Martie, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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Oh Martie, I feel this so much, It is Feb, 24th for me...How awfully difficult it is, And it never seems to get better. This is a very heartfelt write, My prayers go out to you and yours , floria

Floria

"Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them"
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

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For Martie and Michelle, with love and admiration ...



~*~


You took her to a mountain top,
and in turn she gave you the view.
You set her free, gave her to the earth and sea ...
and then she gave those gifts back to you.

She is the rain of renew that falls every spring,
she is the cotton candy clouds that explain the sky.
She is the sunrise that makes you feel silk lined...
the full moon beguile that makes you sigh.

There is a secret garden beyond the backyard gate
verdant with memories and seasons in bloom.
Where peach trees and butterfly flowers,
keep their promises in buds of spring's perfume.

There among the sunflowers, orange trees and cactus
is found a softly keener place.
Where a child twirls and unfurls, forever eight ...
as a sapphire wind carries her memories trace.

She is the spark in you poets pen and heart,
she leaves your soul a sense of permanence.
All your promises kept, the kind you cant blow out,
she is the place where morning dwells in patience and innocence.  

Paper memories inscripted,
melting time across bend of sky.
She is with you always ...
just "trust the tears" in your eyes.



~~~~~~~~~






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Dear Friends

Your replies on this day to this poem are very special to me..thank you..and Janet Marie..your poem and the intent and content (all those titles you looked up and used in such a wonderful way) I am just very lucky to have friends and support like this.  Hugs and love to you all!  
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Your depth is the ocean..of love in this. I feel more than I can possibly say here. A lot of heart hugs dear poetess.

Sincerely,
Regina
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This is such a tremendously sad poem and lovely write, it's difficult to reply to.  I don't pretend to know the loss, only the fear.  Take care.
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I feel so honored you share her with us Martie, and although it is an anniversary she is there all year, only a more powerful memory once a year.  I think Janet Marie said it like none of us really could, such wisdom and caring.  May I say, my God bless you and always keep her a bright and shining light so one day you will see it immediately and be drawn to it in peace. Huge heart hugs to you Martie.

Live today like it was your last day on earth!
  ~* I don't know who said it but they were sure right *~


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I will always be there,
trust your tears.

Martie, my heart hugzUsweetie...
*~coco~*


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Martie-
Such a beautiful and loving remember...
Gentle Hearthugs,
~Vicky

"...until you have read the verse on his heart,
you have not truly met the poet.
~vlraynes

 
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