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Time, Warped

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Corinne
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state of confusion


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Time, Warped

In a too-big house, on the second floor,
parents mirror sleep;

too soon, skimmed from surface dreams,
pulled awake by a chime in the wind,
a phone that might have rung,
a doorbell pressed by a midnight messenger.

Eighteen months since slumber was lost
to this alarmed state.

Fear stirs blankets cold.

Mom takes a photograph from the night table:
a girl, no, a young woman: smiling, in full dress.

Dad pours a dram of brandy; announces all is still well.
Mom palms two Restoril from a half-empty bottle,
swallows them dry.

[This message has been edited by Corinne (07-01-2004 06:43 PM).]

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1 posted 07-01-2004 01:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Fear-whispers stir the night.

~*~

You always tend to leave me,
pondering, pensive...proud to know you.
iliana
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2 posted 07-01-2004 01:37 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

This is haunting, Corinne -- felt like I could see it!  ......jo
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Corinne
Hung by the thumbs with so few crumbs.
Enjoyed
Dark Angel
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4 posted 07-05-2004 06:49 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

this is haunting indeed, wow...nothing like being caught between two worlds eh...

A fascinating write Corinne.

I'm keeping it.

Maree

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

GG
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5 posted 07-23-2004 12:54 AM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

wow... yes, haunting. I'll definitely lock the doors tonight, but then, that isn't the point is it? leaves me all too despondent. Love it!

Always, Alyssa

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
                  Joyce kilmer

 
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