Lillian Susan Thomas

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1.
Beauty Of Imperfection

Hard shelled,
Smoothed by many currents, many tides,
Buffing it with all that sand
As waves cycle through,
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2.
*'I Am Building A Skeleton...'

I am building a skeleton within,
My first accomplishment of adulthood.
All other projects and five-year plans have failed.
And seeing others soaring on careers
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3.
A Slender Sliver Of Light

Just before the dark moon,
A slender sliver of light -
Like a piece of onion skin -
Rises into the sky near sunrise.
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4.
*hymen Splitting

I had never had a breath stir the hair along the nape of my neck until a man called the woman out of me, knowing I was untouched, untried, but yearning to feel one breathless moment in someone's arms. I did not know the lips of a man much less the thighs,
when I was first asked to bed.

And after a day's and night's deliberation, accepted. That was me: nothing on a whim back then. Everything thought through. I had for months been resorting morals to clear the way for love's approach. But no one came. All my college friends saw me as I saw myself: completely unbeautiful, completely lost in logic's cold embrace.
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5.
A Waltz Wave: Fall Leaves Fly

Fall
leaves fly
past
the bus
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Comments

Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee 16 January 2010

Reminds me of Wordsworth's Upon Westminster Bridge.... really touching description

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fleur de lys 15 December 2009

One of the finest poets I have had the pleasure of discovering on PoemHunter.

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Wiskey Pete 23 July 2009

Lillian, I must admit I was impressed by your work. You have a wonderful way of drawing the reader in. Very nice.

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