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With sharpened axe you splice and splice again
Repeatedly you strike
Should I forget your name
You take a rest and burn and ache and swell
Until old familiar returns to bring me Hell
You rage in Devils angry fire
Keep me awake 
I can not sleep through depth of mire
You drill with pressure, 
push, pummel and pull
You drag, drain and dull -
to peace - short while
Praise be!  Amen!...
but not for long...
with wrong move 
or slight of weather
start over again...

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  1. Date: 3/22/2010 12:51:00 PM
    It almost sounds also like a bad trip to the dentist. haha. Yes, it is a great way of portraying agony here, and reminds me of old torture machines! How are you today, Anna-Marie? Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 3/4/2010 7:53:00 AM
    I hate to think of you sleepless, troubled with an "angry fire." But you are right about the need to "start over again" when you're feeling this way. A very compelling poem, Anna-Marie! Excellent! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/4/2010 4:28:00 AM
    Sounds like a terrible emotional state...Hope that it is not your life but just a topic. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara