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Martie
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0 posted 08-03-2004 12:11 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie


Up the Down Ladder

Beneath the palest part of me
I dredge the damp
feeling a lodging in my soul
let go
let go
this searing is begot by moon
and turned now too soon
to dark
too lank

I feel like moss
what color are my curls now
in weight of world  pouring flood all drown
or dry as drought turns skin around
to lust for storm and song of wind again

I am further and least all in between the lines of me
and where to find the most or best
when rest is cloaked with dreams that dread
and purple fizzles in me with my red

I must be cure and fast anoint my feet slip yes
into each joint and squeak so filled in memory
of ballerina danced at ten and three

Hazel daze of drain I pull the plug on frown
and wait to see what stars come out in black
or piece of moon though incomplete to fill me
with the ladder climbing up this stack of down
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8-17-02
© Copyright 2004 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-03-2004 12:13 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I must be cure and fast anoint my feet slip

~*~

Martie, what I remembered first was
the title...
and this line above...

and I thank you
for reposting those that
tug hardest.
Martie
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Karilea...thank you...it is something that I needed to remember how to do right now.
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By pulling someone else up... like me!  

And you always do too kid.
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I am further and least all in between the lines of me
and where to find the most or best
when rest is cloaked with dreams that dread
and purple fizzles in me with my red

What a fabulous piece of writing, Martie.  And the title....and the last verse and all of it!  I just hope you are doing okay.  I feel such courage in this poem.   ....jo
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Martie - Wonderful write, wonderful read, and the ladder leads to infinity.
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6 posted 08-03-2004 03:31 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

"I am further and least all in between the lines of me
and where to find the most or best
when rest is cloaked with dreams that dread
and purple fizzles in me with my red"

I'm going to have to read this several times, but for now...wanted to say that I love this verse and

"with the ladder climbing up this stack of down"

is a perfect last line...  


"Beneath the palest part of me
I dredge the damp
feeling a lodging in my soul
let go
let go
this searing is begot by moon
and turned now too soon
to dark
too lank"

I'm quoting this verse because I'll be sending someone over to study it.  
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thank you
Susan Caldwell
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Martie,

This was amazing. Thank you for reposting.




(and Dunc.... :ican'tbelievewedon'thaveamiddlefingersmilie: )

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

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I am further and least all in between the lines of me
and where to find the most or best
when rest is cloaked with dreams that dread
and purple fizzles in me with my red

amazing piece of literature here Lady!
You never cease to amaze me with your incredible mind...yes, my dear, I would love to sit down with you sometime and simply listen to the wind and share perspectives.
Writing of the finest calaber in my book!

Thank you Martie for writing and sharing.
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10 posted 08-03-2004 08:12 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

What's the matter Myrt????
Too confusing for you to grasp on a beautiful Tuesday like today???  
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Beautiful write dear Martie.
Another keeper for my 'Martie' file.
Hugs~

~ Those who complain the sun has gone out of their world
       ....have obviously never danced in the rain ~

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Martie, I understand the root of this all to well. You know my wish for you, and my hope for the happiness you deserve. I wish it now, as ever.

~~(¸¸¸¸ºº>   ~~(¸¸¸¸ºº>  ~~(¸¸ ¸¸ºº>    ~~~(¸¸ER¸¸ºº>
______________Ratleader______________

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I am further and least all in between the lines of me
and where to find the most or best
when rest is cloaked with dreams that dread
and purple fizzles in me with my red

I must be cure and fast anoint my feet slip yes
into each joint and squeak so filled in memory
of ballerina danced at ten and three

Hazel daze of drain I pull the plug on frown
and wait to see what stars come out in black
or piece of moon though incomplete to fill me
with the ladder climbing up this stack of down


Martie, Sweetie, I know and understand this completely!!  
Hugs,
Ethel
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I wasn't part of Passions when this first was posted so THANKS A LOT for reposting so I can savor you fine words - how well you say things Martie - Paul
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recently
the steps seem backwards
the directions reversed
the confusion seems to be the result
of the study instead of
the begining

and then there is tomorrow

well penned ms martie
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SweetSister~

'I must be cure and fast anoint my feet slip'

And NOW is a good place to start~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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reading your poems are a delight

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