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Cravings

I crave silence in the
passing sighs of enfolded
wind's wild, green blur
outside a box my past
keeps me in.

Caged thrust of spine,
compensates for nothing
if my feet won't release their
shuddering grasp of ground.

Harsh judges of today
are murderous crows,
cawing round the next bend,
feasting on feminine road kill.

I can do this, leap
from wooden shackles
ringing the heated scars
of sad, shameful intentions.

I loved him once, but now
I only need what I should be.
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Posted: Jan 2010

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Pinkpoetress
Wonderfully written poem. How well said, "I only need what I should be." I love that. I will remember and hold on to those words. It's good to read from you again. Take care.
jazzy75
Skybow - vivid images...it spoke to me of freedom and letting go :) Thanks for sharingbouquet
Skybow
Thank you Pink, I was writing from my own experience, but also from seeing some young friends of mine who have been married for a long time and are troubled. The wife is getting restless and the husband is becoming a bully as she moves away from him. It hurts to see this as I love them both, writing is my way of exorcising ghosts I guess.
Skybow
Thanks Jazzy, that is what it is about really. Having the faith in yourself to let go of what is holding you back. Much appreciation for your comment. hug
trurorobonline today!
Powerfully worded poem Skybow
rob
Skybow
Ahhhh, thank you Rob. I appreciate your reading and your kind comment.
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