Callie Carroll

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PH is what I do because I can't talk basketball with my neighbors. It is nice to know there are thousands of people out there reading and writing and thinking about poetry. At least I hope it is not just one person sitting at a keyboard making all of this up.

Callie Carroll Comments

Sudheer Khwobi 22 November 2009

thx from nepal and also by mine. ur poem is more effective than mine. that picture is very close to reality of our country. thanks dear strange friend

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Jerry Hughes 02 August 2009

Absolutely agree with the comments of Ivan Carswell, Callie is an exceptionally fine writer. Best wishes, Jerry

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Ivan Donn Carswell 27 April 2008

In the few offerings Callie Carroll has posted here to date one glimpses a rare lyrical ability. The delicacy of subject-word relationship is exquisite, the imagery cogent, syntax poignant and powerful. A poet for future visits for sure! Rgds, Ivan

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Grant Nealy 09 April 2008

I enjoyed reading your entries, you should post more of them.

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The Best Poem Of Callie Carroll

4 Photos In A Drawer (Not Forgotten)

</></>Photo 1
Baby sits
with diapered bottom
against gritty linoleum
Beauty (above baby)
framed in gilded sunlight
Glossy hair caresses Beauty's face
Baby basks in mamma's halcyon glow
She doesn't know
the beginning of her sorrow.

Photo 2
Siblings sit
on an ugly, velvet couch-
Almond eyes and forehead frizz
evidence of a kinship
they will not know
Their eyes dart in different directions
The crack down the middle
separates them permanently.

Photo 3
Beauty perched
on a rock
Framed by a loveliness
that does not surpass her own
Her smile beckons and bewitches
Beauty doesn't see their sorrow
She's happily alone.

Photo 4
An early morning photo
Mangled limbs on
a tangled bed
Alone, alone, and, oh so cold
No beauty here-
Just a splash of amber liquid
and a careless spill of pills
It's not the end of their sorrow.

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