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Oak Sapling MAG
That I were ill or blind
so that the calming touch
of your cool and gentle hand
would be a balm to my forehead
and give me closure.
That blood would stream
from my wounded arm
so you would hold me gingerly
and linger as my vision left,
an angel in the desert of perpetual night.
That I were dying under the stars,
your arm draped gracefully across my chest
and your nose breathing softly into my neck
as you kiss my cheek good-bye
and let the moonlight steal my soul.
But instead I am alone and healthy,
and come to see your smile shine
for a man who is not me,
with a woman I do not love.
And still none of us,
is as broken
and abortive as the sapling in your yard,
which I drove over as I was pulling in.
Park City, Utah
Sapello, New Mexico
Hartford, New Hampshire
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"All of my posessions for a moment of time." ~ Queen Elizabeth I
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Because I can!-Me "Life is a choice and death is a decision"-Lil Wayne
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You've gotta work like you don't need the money/love like you'll never be hurt/
Sing like no one is listening/ and live like it's heaven on Earth.-Anonymous
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to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong
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"There exists no heaven and no hell, nothing to look forward to after we have gone to ashes; live every moment NOW, and make things happen the way you want to in this lifetime; not the next."
I love the deep emotions you have conveyed, and the little twist in the ending :)
You write beautifully, well done! :)
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"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3
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"Why live trying to just DIE, when people are DYING just for the chance to LIVE."
"Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters."
- Margaret Peters
Keep it up darlin'. : )
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The room was very quiet. I walked over to the TV set and turned it onto a dead channel-white noise at maximum decibels, a fine sound for sleeping, a powerful continuous hiss to drown out everything strange."