Kim Schilling

Rookie (1967 / Illinois)

Old Lovers - Poem by Kim Schilling

Our love set aside
Lets go your bitter pain
Pitiful little bird caged
Its youthful feathers clipped
To ensure you always there
But time is growth from me
Ready to fly once again
Away from my gripping touch

My lover confined no longer
Now one of malice and contempt
Cerulean eyes once alluring and soft
Settling to chilled impenetrable glass
Autumn’s unforgiving nights of gray
Blowing through me bitter stares
Stabbing wounds imbedded deeply
My spirit lost to you

Love overshadowed by perilous lives
Shaming words and pointing fingers
Now winter’s snow to warm spring rain
A healing heart slowly emerges
Slashes sewn by forgiveness
And blood pumped by acceptance
So great a thrashing for freedom
Old lovers, new lives

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Comments about Old Lovers by Kim Schilling

  • (10/1/2008 10:41:00 PM)

    Kim, I agree with Roger this is a poem that kicks. Bill Grace (Report) Reply

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  • (8/15/2008 12:03:00 PM)

    'Cerulean eyes once alluring and soft
    Settling to chilled impenetrable glass'
    Just absolutely amazing poetry Kim.....
    Love it!
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  • (8/15/2008 11:21:00 AM)

    wow - so much pain, so much hope. (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2008 4:49:00 PM)

    your poem is amazing.
    it really touched me
    i can see that i need.
    to get better, to be were
    you are.

    kayleigh. x
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  • (4/30/2008 11:05:00 PM)

    Loved your poem! but is it that easy for a woman? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 5, 2008

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