Mary Spain


Between The Lines - Poem by Mary Spain

I had a form to fill the other day
Which, when completed, could be said to be
An outline of my life. How carefully
I edited the story to portray
Apparent purpose, shaping facts so they
Would inter-lock and leave no hint of the
Long stretches, haunted by uncertainty,
That came between. Although I shouldn't say
So, when completed, I was qute impressed;
I seemed a person I'd be pleased to know.
Until I realised it was the rest -
The many failures that I didn't show,
The doubts and longings that I'd not confessed -
That, in the wilderness, had made me grow.


Comments about Between The Lines by Mary Spain

  • (8/1/2010 6:08:00 PM)


    How gripping and moving this tale is. Needless to say, our lives mirror that tale within. Loved it (Report) Reply

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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (10/27/2008 2:36:00 AM)


    A very nice poem. Love it.
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  • (7/20/2008 5:49:00 AM)


    a good form you filled here...in a most impressive way 10 (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2008 6:26:00 AM)


    However its structure..........this is a magnificent composition! (Report) Reply

  • (7/1/2008 1:55:00 PM)


    The content and message of this piece leave nothing to be desired, and the language is very natural. But using 'the' as a rhyme word and the line break ('although I shouldn't say / so') rather let it down. I haven't read all your PH works yet, but do you do anything else but sonnets? Perhaps there is a case here for writing this poem in a different form. (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2008 2:04:00 AM)


    So true. Loved your poem. (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2007 3:36:00 AM)


    Realistically ture, most can relate to. Thanks, A 10. (Report) Reply

  • (10/14/2007 8:20:00 AM)


    This is lovely. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (6/30/2007 8:23:00 AM)


    'Between the lines' is a poem, you could create a series from....it is a very matured poem with a compelling message of the many faces of people! ! (Report) Reply

  • (8/4/2006 12:51:00 PM)


    This is a very heartfelt piece Mary. You breath life into the mundane so well. (Report) Reply

  • (8/2/2006 6:11:00 AM)


    I love the wise end to this friendly sonnet! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 30, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010


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