s./j. goldner

Rookie (March 2nd,1984 / USA)

Etcha-Sketch Regrets - Poem by s./j. goldner

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.


Comments about Etcha-Sketch Regrets by s./j. goldner

  • (2/20/2008 12:55:00 AM)

    Brilliant use of that instrument of ephemeral art as a metaphoric backdrop. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/30/2006 9:37:00 PM)

    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 (Report)Reply

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  • (6/27/2006 1:41:00 PM)

    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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  • (6/24/2006 9:59:00 AM)

    Have you ever heard someone smile?
    Listen carefully! Hear it?
    Danny
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  • (6/24/2006 9:57:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, August 9, 2010


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