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An Open Letter, [maybe, hanky alert?]

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An Open Letter

Dear Mom and Dad,

It’s still raining…since Thursday, we’ve had
oh, about three inches, plus a teardrop
or two.  But the rain is needed, ponds were so low,
some were even dust, but this summer,

the rains have come, tans are weak as the
sun has been hiding, but no one is chanting, yet,

rain, rain, go away.

I was thinking of you today, was going to call,
then got caught up in the fact that some lines are still down,
but the letter has been long in coming, so I thought
I would write.

Three inches plus.  Isn’t that something?  In the last
48 hours, so much has changed, so much has stayed
the same.  I’m reminded that it seems to some,
I don’t pay much attention to the outside world,
but you see, I do… and I need to heal, somehow,
so I find myself puttering.  If I were to do
some real housework, then the maid wouldn’t have anything
for me to pay her for, her bank account would lean,
though the house would probably be a bit better for it,
although I wouldn’t have found time
to write.

I did do some laundry, since it won’t do itself,
and I had to laugh when I read, “line dry”, because
it’s raining, the shell would only stay wet, so I “in-dried”,
and left the le behind.  

Did dishes, too, electronic devices come in so handy,
because the dish didn’t run away with the spoon,
though the cow may have hooked the moon,
I haven’t seen it in a while…

and my shadows are missing my soul.

So many I know are coming to meet you…
I wonder if you will know me through them, if they will
tell you of how I am doing, even though I really know
you already do.

Brother and I, we’ve reconnected of late, sharing
once again – but even more than before – no fights now,
no having to move the coffee table that we might bang our heads,
our fingers weaving along keyboards,
quilling and quilting us again in all memories…
his, mine, sharing what we knew, and what we knew only to us,
of both of you.

Even Sissie decided to reconnect, for we were all a bit lost
for some while – I guess missing you was so great, that we could not
hang ourselves out on the line…

too wet, you know.

It’s still raining.  

And I guess you’ll always find me thinking…just like you said, Mom…

thinking of both of you, and how are your naked ladies, dad?
I still have your amaryllis seeds…
for they still hold all your promises.

Ok.  I hear you.  Time for some rains to stop…time to complete
the real promises.

Thanks…again, for all the love you gave us.  Unconditional love
is, was, just like yours…

Love, Sissie
© Copyright 2004 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Karilea

Such a tender letter of love!  Made me remember rainy days and my mom....and all the clothes that hung on every chair around the house and on a wooden gismo in front of the furnace.  
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2 posted 07-24-2004 10:35 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

A deeply touching letter, dear Karilea. Your gratitude for their unconditional love is so very beautifully displayed. Your thoughts wander and memories seem to reflect in the rain ...
Love, Margherita
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it actually made me think of my kids....*sniffle* and thanks for the warning...
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4 posted 07-24-2004 10:50 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

though the cow may have hooked the moon,
I haven’t seen it in a while…

and my shadows are missing my soul.

For some reason, this is the part where I needed a hanky. A very sensitive write Karilea. Hugs, Chrislane

   Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
                                          Hans Christian Anderson

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Smiling at you for this ...  so many thoughts
from this come out...thanx for the share of
a life, or two or three...
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...


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So precious, Sunshine.

Thank you!

~tier
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"and my shadows are missing my soul."

I bow to you.
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Even in the sadness, your wit stays alive!  

  " I did do some laundry, since it won’t do itself,
and I had to laugh when I read, “line dry”, because
it’s raining, the shell would only stay wet, so I “in-dried”,
and left the li behind.  

Did dishes, too, electronic devices come in so handy,
because the dish didn’t run away with the spoon,
though the cow may have hooked the moon,
I haven’t seen it in a while…"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You're right a hankie alert needed.

Well done.
                 misc'e
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dang...you got me
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11 posted 07-24-2004 05:25 PM       View Profile for inkedgoddess   Email inkedgoddess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inkedgoddess

im with dix
you got me too
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  Add me to the list.  When I read this first, I couldn't even find the words to say.   ......jo
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A wonderful write Karilea.  Heartfelt.

believe in what your heart feels...

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For some reason when I read this...this is what came to mind. As a kid it was my job to clean the lines. In the winter, outside I would go cleaning, cleaning and cleaning. Back and forth, back and forth. My hands would get so cold. I hated it. I hear people say..."I love hanging my clothes outside they smell wonderful." Me on the other hand think "NoWay." That's what my dryer is for with a sheet of fabric softener. Impressions that are made upon are mind as a child.
Some pleasant, some not so pleasant. Gee! Listen to me ramble.
Enjoyed the read.
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mom... HUGS
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wow
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A sensitive and intimate sharing of a daughter's enduring love for her parents.

To Love & Life Eternal,

Linda
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Tear alert for sure...Thank you for sharing your heart so beautifully with us....**hugs**
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Dear lady, thank you, for the reminder to appreciate my mother more whilst still here with us...I cannot tell you how at times she literally saved my life...and I owe her, so very much...not because I have to, but because I can and want to...love to hear her stories...see her smile...smell her close, and be there with her when life gets a little difficult for her, as she's loosing all her friends.  

Thank you from my heart, for the memory of blessings and greatitude.

OK, now you've done it, off to fetch some kleenex.

smiles and hugs
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ms sun, you have a way
of making moods
with a melody

did you say tan?  (hehe)

wonderful stuff ms
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21 posted 07-28-2004 07:39 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I wasn't sure
how this would be received;
I am so pleased
to have heard from several
through private
e-mails...

that it's OK to bare
one's heart.

Thank you ALL for reading.

Sun
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by the way,
did I mention
how brightly the sun
was shining today?



back to the top it goes
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Stunning!

Eric
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You
are
amazing.......
 
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