Barbara Clafton

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Interested in poetry from a very early age, I have written for pleasure and as a stress reliever sporadically over the years. It was not until my late 20's that I ever told anyone that I had a collection that I had written or that I shared them with anyone.
Sometimes I plan to write, other times it's as if words spring into my head and then pour ...
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With Me.
Tears, shards of glass escape from my eyes.
The lump in my throat, a butcher's blade.
Pain I feel
because of the love forbade.
Baby Feet
sticking to your shoes...
feet, nearly always, come in two's.
In the still of the night
when I have taken flight and cannot sleep,
you dream.
Cupid drew back his bow, taut-
aimed and fired.
Shot you straight at my heart.
You landed, bolt out of the blue.
Off For A Walk
Out the back gate, left open mindlessly by daydreaming children,
She sneaks happily, belly low to the floor.
Backward looking over the shoulder, half expecting to be caught
Down the alley and past the butcher’s


John Bull 15 March 2014
Barbara has put so much emotion into these, well done
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John Bull 15 March 2014
Love the raw emotion in these poems!
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John Bull 15 March 2014
Love the emotion in these poems
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John Bull 15 March 2014
such heartache and emotion in these poems, So expressive, love them
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John Bull 15 March 2014
Such heartache and sadness in some of these poems, highly expressive :) Love the emotion
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