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Silent Utterances

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Sunshine
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Silent Utterances

Though she never held the babe from birth,
but only days into weeks into months after, still,
a connection of heart held them then, holds them now…
the child always knew when the mother pained…

She loved to claim her ESP, as mothers do,
knowing things that mothers should never know,
and she was going to live to be one hundred and fifty,
to outlast that gosh-awful red furniture,
inherited by the mere fact her own mother
did not wish to want it any longer,

so when the silent sigh escaped her lips
as the upholstered red wearing wore thin,
it was a relief the child heard, though hundreds of miles away…
for she had grown to womanhood  
with a giving father who lost it all in illness;
she realized the spoil of her gains,
and did not bring that to her children…

her only claim to beauty was the bright red of lips,
slicking brilliant against her pale countenance,
but her eyes, her green eyes, were ever brilliant,
so much so that between her eyes, and her lips,
her face glowed, certainly and most especially, under his gaze…

but silent utterances
between mother, and child, were never worn thin,
nor masked by lips, red,
nor spoiled by gifts of time, nor heard, by others…

and this comes to her daughter, in days,
through touching wisps of fog in May, or childhood’s blue of sky,
or the feel of aging skin under fingertips,
as she recalls the way her mother’s felt at this age…

The day of that call, an announcement of her mis-belief,
from one who claimed the sky was green if she said so,
that one hundred and fifty candles would never grace a cake,
the push-pull of the joke-curt truth,
left each silent, uttering unheard thoughts,
pushing love through phone cords faster than any speed of sound,
as silent tears came from wells of forever love…

as the child always knew when the mother pained…
"What do you want me to do?" …"Understand,"
Silent utterances


Dedicated in Memory of
Jacqueline S. Rilling

Karilea Rilling Jungel


[This message has been edited by Sunshine (03-23-2003 06:58 AM).]

© Copyright 2003 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Chanson
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1 posted 02-18-2003 09:53 PM       View Profile for Chanson   Email Chanson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chanson

Such a stunning memorial.
Very beautiful. *s

[This message has been edited by Chanson (02-18-2003 09:55 PM).]

Janet Marie
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2 posted 02-18-2003 09:57 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

you already know how i feel about this very special poem..
a must for the book to represent you.

" ... And think not, that you can direct the course of love ...
if it finds you worthy ...  it then directs your course."

K.Gibran

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Karilea,
A fine tribute indeed...

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

Martie
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4 posted 02-18-2003 10:06 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Karilea....My own "silent utterances" for the fine of the pen you write with.  
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Karilea~
Such a touching tribute.
This is special.
Hugs,
~Vicky

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

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"left each silent,
uttering unheard thoughts,
pushing love through phone cords
faster than any speed of sound,
as silent tears came
from wells of forever love…"


tissues...where are my tissues?! goodness....
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(tears fall down my cheeks) Oh Karilea, this is beautiful, sweet friend, even if 150 candles couldn't fit on a cake, over 150 blessings are always surrounding your heart, as she will always love you and never forget you as the love of family is forever! (big hugggsssssss) This is gorgeous, sweet friend, I send angel hugs of comfort, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Karilea, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Beautiful dear lady...
but, you already knew how I felt about this one.
One for the book...a must!

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

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You beat on emotions like a drummer
finding the rhythm of exquisite dancers.
This is a wondrous tribute to a sad event.  KJ

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

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Karilea, this one touched me just as much this time as it did before. Very good book submission, friend.
By the way, did you say you have some tissues handy??
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hmmm .. this poem tickles. [that's meant in
the most positive manner by the way], it
beats parallel to that of the heart and
tugs you.

free verse. i love it.

Sudhir Iyer
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Such a beautiful write...

Regards to you Karilea,
Sudhir
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13 posted 02-19-2003 03:46 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

Gorgeous tribute....enjoyed it a lot

Charisma
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Thanks, everyone, for your votes, or just for your reading...of this special of the heart piece...

It means more than you shall ever know...and again, Moth?  you do a good push, y'know?
Janet Marie
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its my job
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The utterances were not silent for they thundered into my heart and soul...

Very emotional read

Warm hugs, Dear One
Linda

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Sunshine....emotional indeed!!! Very nice!!!

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I got excited when I saw the name of this poem up again because.. I can't wait to see it in the book. Its even better this time through.. here's my vote, 'cause I can't do justice with my words for this poem.

Always, Alyssa

- And so it was that time stood still -
     (blink, breathe, stand, fight)

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GG, thank you so much for the fine compliment...excitement works for me!  

Bridget, thank you!

Linda, thundering utterances...now there's a whole new poem....

JM, you do your job justice...pay any good?

Charisma...

Sudhir, it's always good to see your name...

Christian, all poems should tickle something else into being...hope this did for you...

Ethel, if I get in the book, I'll be sending out Kleenexs myself....

KJ, just plucking heartstrings of the past...thank you!

Yes, Nancy, I did, and thank you again...your support means so much!

Noah, you would have enjoyed my mother...thank you!

SEA...here, dear...a tissue...and a

Vicky, my special is your special...thank you!

Martie, I understand...

Larry, thank you...so much....

JM...two comments, two thanks....

Chanson, thank you very much...it seems to me, that they both know...

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (02-20-2003 10:07 AM).]

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This is a beautiful poem, karilea.  You have a loving way of conveying your thoughts.  

[This message has been edited by LngJhnAg (02-20-2003 10:54 AM).]

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Mike!  You're finally here!  SUBMIT your poetry!
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enjoyed this much
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Hi, Kailea; It has been a very long time since I have read one of your poems and to discover the wonder and beauty of this poem of enduring love is a gift that surely belongs in the book!  Ellie

A friend hears the song in my heart, and sings it to me when my memory fails.

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'but the silent utterances
between mother, and child, were never
worn thin, nor masked by lips, red,
nor spoiled by gifts of time,
nor heard, by others…'

I know I read this when you first posted it, thought I responded.  Hmmm.  Oh well, here now.  The poetry you write about your parents is like perfectly matched bookends.
 
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