Barbara Vanier

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Barbara Vanier
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I would appreciate, if you have the time, to leave me your interpretations of what you read here. I enjoy the many aspects of thought that others have upon reading my poems. I was a young farm child. I moved to a fishing village when I was abut 10 and mother remarried. Somewhere around 12 I guess I was molested by my brother. It took years to realize it wasn't my fault and that what happened was wrong. In those years I found many self destructive habits. A constant through it all however was my desire to write my thoughts and feelings in poems or songs. At 46 I still do this today although the addictions are no longer present. Being able to put my thoughts and feelngs to pen has ... more »

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,333 Points Jerry Hughes (11/11/2008 10:52:00 PM)

    You had a rough start Barbara, but you've ridden the storms well - it shows in your writing. Well done. Sincerely, Jerry

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Best Poem of Barbara Vanier

Marionette

See me dance, dance for you
Move my arms, my leg
You give me everything
Nothing from you I beg
My mouth opens and I sing
The words no one can hear
I take a bow as the crowd
Stands and starts to cheer

See me move, move for you
Contort and turn about
Never a moment’s haziness
No words even grow to shout
For your amusement I play for you
Dancing on my strings
‘Till when done you throw me down
Like one of your many things

Marionette I love you
You show me life complete
Marionette you and me
Die to be free
Marionette I love ...

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