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Author Name: Freesheedreams 11 Comments
Date Added: October 07, 2009 17:10:17 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Until I Can Sleep Again
Until I can sleep again...
I'll be putting the finishing touches on Jessica's quilt.
While the rythmn of the rocking needle is usually soothing
Today each needle prick to my waiting finger on the underside
Reminds me, "you deserve this."
 
Like crows sitting on the barbed wire fence scolding,
"It's all your fault!"
 
I should have listened to my brother's wife
Margaret usually brightens my self-esteem and assures me
My best qualities are my quirkiness, cheerfulness, and independence
I seldom have problems getting along
Brutal honesty and its flip side
Empathy, compassion and the power of positive thinking
Mysteriously combine to serve me well.
 
Despite your glowing promises
I should have listened when she asked...
"Don't you think it's time to have the "money talk" with Rex?"
 
Now when the phone rings
I think of you... morning kisses, sweet soulful music
A long distance call, and then of course, your lies....
Oh, I know the "money talk" would never have produced the truth
Like a searching lantern in the forest of my mind
But at least it might have revealed the air of deception
In which you are totally immersed.
 
Until I can sleep again
I should have listened
Despite your glowing promises
Now when the phone rings
 
I will no longer count on your promises...
Short trips to our secret fishing spot
Our log cabin dreams
A diamond ring
 
Like crows sitting on the barbed wire fence gossiping
Exposing the nagging truth
"It's all your fault"

Until I can sleep again...
I will be putting the finishing touches on Jessica's quilt.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Author's Notes:
Thank you Margaret, our Baglady,  for the word bank that inspired this piece:
 
Quilt      lantern      crows         getting along         until I can sleep         fishing spot          
 
long distant call      diamond ring       brutal       my brother's wife
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Comments:
Comment By: FreesHeRi on March 21, 2010 11:01:22 PM Report
No challenge for you. You did an excellent job on this piece. Glad I read it.

Sheri

Comment By: FreeSilkinTears on October 21, 2009 09:21:46 PM Report
Incredible Linda..you did a wonderful job of putting all these words together in such a flowing style. It flows so well that the reader forgets that it's a word bank. You have outdone yourself here. Great job.
Helen
Comment By: FreeLORETTA PITILLI on October 19, 2009 08:58:21 AM Report
What a lovely write!  It is those meditative moments that we discover things about ourselves, or simply argue with our heart.  It is all here and done so beautifully.  Thank You, loretta
Comment By: Freebrannon crowe on October 17, 2009 01:59:50 PM Report
amazing poem, so creative, you are truly talented.
brannon

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on October 11, 2009 12:40:03 AM Report
Absolutely INCREDIBLE, Ljo~!  Just a deep and intriguing write that must be banked into the favorite cabinet~!!  This is so deeply moving and I love every line, every use of the words, and I commend you upon a great work, Ljo~!!  THANKS for making it such a wonderful gift for the Site...and I love it...
Wonderful.....Margaret....

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on October 9, 2009 08:23:04 AM Report
A really beautiful poem Linda Jo.
The deep feeling in it stirs the reader..and the self recriminations... very much shared by many of us...
I totally forgot this was a 'word bank' poem for there was no striving in it to fit words together, more a tapestry of thoughts and self realisation.
Your poetry is going from strength to strength.
Ali x
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 8, 2009 09:09:56 AM Report
Linda JO,
 Now this is amazing you seem to take any words
and your so creative with them all Keep up the great work...
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on October 8, 2009 12:46:56 AM Report
Your character kicks herself...blame and self-loathing are so detrimental to a person's self esteem. You've worked these words into a poem the readers will appreciate. I know I sure do! Well done!

 

~Barbara~

Comment By: FreeAlfred on October 7, 2009 11:20:25 PM Report
Well done. The poems flows along really well. These words are not so easy to use and you've put them in a good context that holds together.
Comment By: FreeFLETCHER on October 7, 2009 09:50:48 PM Report
Excellent Wordbank!
Yours ..............Fletch

Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 7, 2009 08:52:01 PM Report
So that is what a word bank is..... hmmmm interesting concept.  Nice poem, remined me tht I never knew my grandmother.   Beautiful




 


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