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Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


0 posted 02-12-2003 06:53 AM       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


Konrad’s Search

Sour mash quelled uneasy,
it had been a while
since he had not cared,
now he was caring not to trip
until he could get
to the bowl of heaven.

Cold tiles and curved porcelain sides
felt welcome
as he heaved last night’s sorry state
into [thankfully] clear water

and he slowly flushed
his muddy stomach along with
his scrambled brains.

He stayed a moment on the tiles,
the cold seeping up through his hips,
his back against the wall,
his hand to his forehead,
trying to hold in the pain,

knowing that the migraine would come
and laugh at him, vengeful after
his attempted escape into the liquid gold…

the pounding in his ears had the
footsteps of Jake,
his heart thumped along with
Iambe’s fist against his chest,
and his limbs trembled like Dillon’s had,
as a child in watch, and wait,
and run
mode.

By now, the certificate had been folded,
unfolded, refolded, creased, tucked into
and taken back out who knew
how many times from his
breast pocket

and was beginning to bear the wear and
tear and tears, as even memory’s salt
bore into the wounds and reopened
the old scars

but his decision was firming up,
and he began his search
for matches.

He damned himself
for having given up
cigarettes.
© Copyright 2003 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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the pounding in his ears had the
footsteps of Jake,
his heart thumped along with
Iambe’s fist against his chest,
and his limbs trembled like Dillon’s had,
as a child in watch, and wait,
and run
mode.

By now, the certificate had been folded,
unfolded, refolded, creased, tucked into
and taken back out who knew
how many times from his
breast pocket

and was beginning to bear the wear and
tear and tears, as even memory’s salt
bore into the wounds and reopened
the old scars
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anyone ever tell ya youre a tease????


you like this dont you? holding all the cards... (chuckling like the capt)

*moth tapping her foot* ... patience? none.
Quite the Konrad tale ya got going here me dear...
Are you sure you werent a man in another life...( dont answer that...ya already have more muses than I can count living in your pretty poets head)

Oh and...good morning Poetess Sun
Professor Gloom
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since 07-23-2000
Posts 3074
of Depression


2 posted 02-12-2003 07:53 AM       View Profile for Professor Gloom   Email Professor Gloom   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Professor Gloom's Home Page   View IP for Professor Gloom

Finely written piece
Paints a picture well, enjoyed the read.
Been many years since I’ve overindulged in drink
Reminds me why.

Gloom
Nan
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3 posted 02-12-2003 08:09 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This format is good for you, Sunshine... poetic prose.. or is it prosaic poetry?... Either way - it's good for you...
Cpat Hair
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4 posted 02-12-2003 08:39 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

yes...very well written.. very well done.. now..on with it you tease... (chuckling)

Enchantress
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since 08-14-2001
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Somewhere in time~


5 posted 02-12-2003 09:00 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Everything everyone else said and then some!
You are a tease and loving it!!
Vivid imagery and wonderful flow Karilea.
I'm much enjoying Konrad.
~Hugs~

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

Duncan
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JM's right...you're a tease!!!!  Ya beter not burn that certificate without telling us whose name is on it!!  Somebody hide the matches!!  Don't make me pout this early Kari...
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7 posted 02-12-2003 01:01 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I do believe I like this muse of you the very best, as that was just the coolest!  You held my interest right to the end, but us being connected at the hip I knew it was one of two things, and so where is my prize?  Agreeing with both JM and Nan, and nodding for you, yes and yes!
Dark Angel
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8 posted 05-10-2004 05:16 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I'm loving it!

you're good lady

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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