Melvina Germain

Gold Star - 25,246 Points (Sydney, Nova Scotia)

Stretched To The Limit - Poem by Melvina Germain

In all my unhappiness rivers do run cold
an ancient body tires in a state of old.
When trials become the worded tale,
an old woman becomes the pale.

A wretched time of life, rude and cruel
false promises turn smart people to fools.
To pause from reality, live in delusions midst
presents the mark who laid down for a kiss.

Wiped clean a mountain years to build
took hope and trust away, an old cads skill.
Mourn, mourn though death has not occurred,
worse than death hell happened in a word.

Written by: Melvina Germain
Date: Sept.25/2015

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Prose Poem

Comments about Stretched To The Limit by Melvina Germain

  • Liza Sudina (10/2/2015 11:44:00 AM)

    But Spirit with the years is more warm! (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (9/29/2015 1:50:00 PM)

    i'm having some trouble with pale. is it a Canadian saying? ? are 'you' beyond the pale? ? or are you just light complexioned? or? ?
    [not that YOU are an old woman! ! ! ]

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    beyond the pale
    1. A pale is an old term for a fencepost or a fence, thus a barrier. Those within the barrier were civilized because it was usually a large building, castle, tract of land, or town. Those outside the barrier, or beyond the pale, were uncivilized and not under control.

    2. Outside the bounds of acceptable behavior.
    This scallywag's actions are beyond the pale.
    by Quaght September 01,2003

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    Cad - definition of cad by The Free Dictionary

    A man whose behavior is unprincipled or dishonorable. [Short for caddie.] cad′dish adj. cad′dish•ly adv. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English. SOUNDS A LITTLE LIKE …………………… bri :)
    I would agree that there are worse things than death, though I haven’t experienced death yet, so I really DON’T know if I’m correct!
    I’ll put this into my/our October ‘showcase for PH poets’ now. thanks. bri :)

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  • Kelly Kurt (9/28/2015 12:24:00 AM)

    Sometimes I think that this is hell, Melvina. But with poets like you in the world, it can't be hell. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 27, 2015

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