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And I Lingered There

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And I Lingered There

And I lingered there...
felt the breeze; such rush of air
and I couldn't feel the need to care
just my hands in wading; no despair
as my head fell to the ground
and new strangers had gathered 'round
I couldn't smile or feel a sound
my eyes felt wide but shutting down
and with bright light fading to hymn
I felt my soul go up; no sin
and with no thoughts to hush my skies
I pondered how, a why; to cry
but then, last touch had cave me in
for I saw her, hands so cringed
and then I wanted to stay more
how I love her...such adore
and with my eyes closing so slow
and with my mouth wanting word: go
I had to leave my heart for last
cause with my body she'll have to pass...
And I lingered there.



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  1. Date: 3/8/2011 7:02:00 AM
    there are two interpretations that i see, so i will pass and let it be.

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 9:03:00 PM
    a lovely write,, enjoyed this one,,.p.d.

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 8:54:00 PM
    Beautiful and very touching ..sensitive Jessica.. so good to see u posting ..hope u are well .. enjoyed your creative write tonight ..with luv..