Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,193 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Wanting To Be Hers - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

New rivers in the full horizon- beautiful words that
I don’t even know
Newly budding in a cemetery- and how they hold over
For her like candles
On her holidays- ripe as corn in an unabashed field-
Brown as her body looking at the
Sugar cane burning,
As she came over to America and pulled up to the movies,
As the raindrops of another place-
Hit her body once or twice wanting to be hers.

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  • (5/8/2011 6:05:00 PM)

    Something about this poem really jumps out at me. Not sure I can even articulate it, but I love it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 8, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 8, 2011

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