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Author Name: FreeSilkintears 6 Comments
Date Added: September 24, 2009 22:09:36 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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She was born of pure parents

She was born of pure parents
not knowing what that meant
A symbol of stability
something she learned to resent

The early morning sun
was bright and clear those days
No abundance of gratitude
for the way that she was raised

Today she lives with constant dry winds
hitting her rugged face
Her life she thought was timeless
living only by Gods grace

A white blanket of salt she longed for
to fly as high as a kite
Crystals of evaporation
made her feel just right

She picks up to gather
the fragments of her life
Broken pieces scattered
as if cut by a knife

And as she looks back on those days
where her parents were so pure
Knowing she is the victim of
a child quite immature

Author's Notes:
This poem was inspired by Peter's poem "Born of pure parents"
I have never done a word bank before and for some reason Peter's poem and Linda's word's inspired me to write. This by no means is to take away from the wonderful write that Peter did. I was inspired to take the challenge and try a word bank. I loved the title "Born of pure parents" and kept it for this poem also. Thank you so much Peter for the inspiration. Here are Linda's words.

born of pure parents    a white blanket of salt    symbol of stability    constant dry winds    rugged, gather, timeless, early morning sun    crystals of evaporation    abundance, gratitude

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Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on June 23, 2010 11:31:01 AM Report
And, here we are with the specialty of Word Banks....I love the darned things...It actually brings two poets together and with the combined thoughts we are gifted with poetry~!!  This was intriguing, the feelings of the lady within the lines....Great introspective, Helen...Great job!
Margaret.....the Baglady, lovin' to read in SilkinTears' library~!

Comment By: FreeFLETCHER on October 20, 2009 10:29:45 AM Report
I love the creative way you put this together!

Comment By: FreeJennifer on October 4, 2009 12:45:23 AM Report
this is really good! sad and true for many but skillfully written!

Comment By: FreeSteve on September 25, 2009 10:49:29 PM Report

You did a great job with this. 

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on September 25, 2009 12:39:54 PM Report
Hey girlfriend...recycling is always a good idea! You've put your own spin on this. I found it interesting to note the differences between the two pieces. Way to go!!



Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on September 24, 2009 11:45:22 PM Report
Silkintears, love what you have done with the has a wonderful message...and good rhyming style...


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