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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Etcha-Sketch Regrets

Rating: 3.7
She lives with her pierced heart
It wears her out;
If only to turn tail
To take a diff’rent route.

Stepping into a dream—
Succumbing to the sweetest doze:
Your eyes are shut,
You've never been so exposed.

“I'm not the answer,
You're easy to please.”
No, you see, I have this request,
That you pay for your fees.

“What do you mean—
I do not owe one toll.”
Yes, you see, you owe three:
My heart, body, and soul.

Regrets lie on an etcha-sketch
You cannot shake;
Stare at them long enough—
You’ll see a maze take shape.

Our doubts are our traitors
For every missed chance;
One move in one direction
And no second-glance.

I’ll be the first to admit:
I have no common sense,
But no history book
Would ever call me dense.

Still wits and reason fail
In a world of two-by-twos
With a pride that has fallen
Beside love’s clever muse.

Torn between truth and dream:
One life, one death,
Only to wake to realize:
You were holding your breath.


*dedicated to You, AAA Wonderful Lady.
s./j. goldner
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COMMENTS
Chris Mendros 20 February 2008
Brilliant use of that instrument of ephemeral art as a metaphoric backdrop.
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Adryan Barnathan 30 June 2006
Thank You for this beautiful lady...you drew a perfect rendition.... I am and will be forever touched by your friendship and compassion~ Love, Adrienne
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Duncan Wyllie 27 June 2006
Our doubts are our traitors For every missed chance; One move in one direction And no second-glance. this did it for me, absolutely brilliant, Love Duncan x
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Danny Reynolds 24 June 2006
Have you ever heard someone smile? Listen carefully! Hear it? Danny
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Ruby Root 24 June 2006
Excellent write, This was really different. It is sad. Your use of imagery is exceptional. You write with emotion that runs deep. Take care and thank you for sharing.
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