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YEARNS ON…

Heart of mine restrained
bottled up, suppressed, choked back
Heart of yours unleashed
crazy for, in love, attached
Unrequited love yearns on.

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JUST BECAUSE!

Three years ago today
I watched you close your eyes for the last time.
Your love surrounds me still.
So many things about you I keep dear,
lovingly folded
within my memory recesses.

They are all part of your huge presence in my life…
your unconditional love,
spitfire personality,
extraordinary sense of humor,
superb cooking,
intuitive advice,
and your compassionate listening ear.
What wisdom that ear held!

Yes, how I miss you, Mom,
and your unselfish love.
You were never stingy with your affection.
You shared it with me,
and
with so many others, too.
Your love and warmth are still very much a part of me.
My heart continues to overflow.

Your wisdom went well beyond
what I see today.
So many pay to learn and think.
Those who are
educated…
college educated,
masters degree educated,
and PhD educated.

Your wisdom was simple and sincere.
Yet,
how many friends
and acquaintances
drew you out, confided in you?
It’s impossible to count.
There were far too many for even me to know.

Thank you for being you.
Thank you for encouraging me
to be my own person,
for encouraging me
as a young girl
to follow my dream of college,
even though
you didn’t know what a ‘classics book list’ was.
And, thank you,
for holding my hand through it all
even though
you had no clue what it felt like.

You were a classic in so many ways,
a true class act,
and,
I am who I am because of you.
You believed in me,
in the person I would become.

You helped me through many
of life’s hard times.
You never judged me, or those
who hurt me.
Thank you for that life lesson.

Most of all,
you were proud of me,
your daughter…
just because!
And,
I am proud to say
thank you, to you,
my mother, my friend…
just because!

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WINTER’S WHITE

Crisp, harsh, cutting air
Limbs and boughs dressed winter white
Worn boots and gloves await

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KNOWING

Knowing you thrills me
Needing you is not my plan
Loving you is hard
Feeling your heart beating strong
Speaks a hope my soul accepts

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A short time ago I was approached by an amazing artist, Christina Deubel, who asked if I would be interested in working on a project with her. She was planning to paint an original work of art as a gift for Indigo Spider (check out the painting here) and wondered if I would write a poem which she would add to the painting. It was a great honor to be a part of the project, and to collaborate with Christina. I must admit, it was a bit daunting since I consider each of these talented women in a league with those who have genuine talent. Thank you to both of you for your encouragement and for being part of my blog life!

Below is the senyru poem I wrote and which Christina used for her beautiful painting for Marita.

INDIGO TINGED INK

Indigo tinged ink
singing waters touch my soul
hearts beat, spirits meld
thoughts express a hope revealed
your strength entwines in me

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Thank you to Stephanie of BeKindRewrite for her Inspiration Monday written prompts. I chose the last prompt and decided to write a Tanka poem for it. Please visit her blog and join in. You will find inspiration there!

Her Nose Gives Her Away

compare and contrast
faces back then with those now
size up and assess
visual paternity test
yes, her nose gives her away

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/katietakespicturesdotcom/6006599007/sizes/z/in/photostream/

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TWILIGHT

Twilight sings to me
Stars whisper sweet melody
My ears hear your song
These eyes know your rhapsody
Your lips hunt my ecstasy

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