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Flower Power
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since 2000-07-26
Posts 29
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

0 posted 2000-07-27 09:39 AM


She Keeps her Nose in the Book


There she sits, by the window,
Back straight and feet crossed at the ankles
With a book in her lap.

Plastered on her face is an indifferent look.
She keeps her nose in the book.

Her shadow stretches behind her.
Light enters the room like an invisible spirit,
Covering all but that puddle.

Her shadow, for a friend she once mistook.
She keeps her nose in the book.

The book, she has read before
Perhaps ten or twenty time by now
Will she ever give it up?

For fear of change, a vow she took.
She keeps her nose in the book.

Old and grey she will become
Die, she will someday.
The book will remain exactly as was

But not the shadow she forsook
As she kept her nose in the book.


~Stephanie Lafleur



[This message has been edited by Flower Power (edited 07-27-2000).]

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Poet deVine
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since 1999-05-26
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Hurricane Alley
1 posted 2000-07-27 09:53 AM


Another good one from you Stephanie. (note: twenty is missing the 'y'.) I really enjoyed this..so sad and haunting.
Flower Power
Junior Member
since 2000-07-26
Posts 29
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 posted 2000-07-27 10:24 AM


Poet deVine,

Thanks for your comment and for pointing out my little typo.  I really appreciate it.

Love,
Stephanie Lafleur


"Can anything be sadder than work unfinished? Yes: work never begun."
~Christina Rossetti

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