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Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


0 posted 02-20-2003 10:07 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine



Bone Chill

Chill settles over mountains
When winds murmur,
Ice tinkles
In the fall of snow on snow,
Yet Konrad felt nor heard none of those sounds,
Though still the chill
Settled into his bones.

It had been two days since he woke from
His fevered nap,
Exhaustion and desperation having
Sapped his strength.

He feared he
Would once more step into
That thickening mire, depression
But he was more than stunned
That the little senorita
Had left him alone
As well as his
Wallet.  

She had stood over him,
Gray eyes gone slate,
“Senor, senor,”
She had nudged his shoulder
Until he finally shivered away
The sleep, shaking the sandman’s leavings
From his mind
Like sugar from a bowl.

He left, having paid her extra
Not just for the beer,
But for the lodging,
There, in the
Cantina.

Konrad’s thoughts crowded him with
Quagmired emotions,
His limbs felt as if they were sucking
Themselves out of agonized
Quicksand…

He was exhausted, nowhere near
Belize, but he had made it to
Tampico, where its mild weather
Should have suited his inner nature,
But too much had happened,
And the chill
Was settling.

He recalled Dana’s last letter,
Wondered if he would run across
Any nutrias, or water dogs, “pico’s”
By which the area had taken its name.

He was surprised that
It had crossed his mind,
But some scent of Dana had swept
In on the sea-sprayed winds,
The cocoa trees
Bringing her to his soul
And he wondered
What she might say
If, when,
He found her again.

Would it be as in the
dreamstate,
“come home to me”?

Who knew?  The Mayans
Had their prophesies,
Quetzalcoatl,
Levels, dimensions, and their
Calendars,

Dana had followed something
Here because
She believed in so many things…

And Konrad?

He believed
In Dana.

He would skirt depression
And continue on
Toward Veracruz.

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (02-20-2003 10:11 PM).]

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Janet Marie
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1 posted 02-20-2003 10:20 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

He was surprised that
It had crossed his mind,
But some scent of Dana had swept
In on the sea-sprayed winds,
The cocoa trees
Bringing her to his soul
And he wondered
What she might say
If, when,
He found her again.

Would it be as in the
dreamstate,
“come home to me”?

Who knew?  The Mayans
Had their prophesies,
Quetzalcoatl,
Levels, dimensions, and their
Calendars,


Dana had followed something
Here because
She believed in so many things…

And Konrad?

He believed
In Dana.

He would skirt depression
And continue on
Toward Veracruz.
===========================


and he will have a moth hot on his trail
hows that for motivation??? heh

"Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky ...
We fell them down to turn them into paper that we may record our emptiness."

K.Gibran

Ericc
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since 01-31-2003
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2 posted 02-20-2003 10:23 PM       View Profile for Ericc   Email Ericc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ericc

I really get lost within your words...they take me "else where".
And this is very magical.
Eric
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3 posted 02-20-2003 10:23 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Ya'll are amazing writers. Do you know that, Lady? Of course you do...

"Love makes the world go around"
~with love and hugs from Ethel GG~  
                  

Duncan
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4 posted 02-20-2003 10:32 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

'The sleep, shaking the sandman’s leavings
From his mind
Like sugar from a bowl.'

THAT is a cool image.  Come on Konrad...where there's a woman, there's a way!  
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5 posted 02-20-2003 10:36 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

LOL@Duncan...
Wonderful imagery here Karilea...
You took me right 'there'..
I'm so enjoying this series.
~Hugs~

~ Trace my body with your words..
And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

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6 posted 02-21-2003 08:07 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Nutrinas huh? Well everyone has to eat sometime....

nicely done my friend..as always
scorpio
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right...there


7 posted 02-21-2003 08:41 AM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

Much enjoyed...

believe in what your heart feels...

kayjay
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8 posted 02-21-2003 01:22 PM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

This is indeed a lovely story, and I don't have to wait for the next chapter.  Btw, Nutria are nutria is Polish also.  KJ
Dark Angel
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9 posted 05-12-2004 01:43 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Excellent!

M xx

The clouds never expect it when it rains, but the sea, changes colours, but the sea, does not change.
~Stevie Nicks~

 
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