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Death Grip

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Death Grip

Recoiled from birth—always snapping Clawing his way through the frustration of failure Empty tremors dare to break her stance But like some light, unseen object She is never fully on ground But floating just above his lowered head Critical in all that he sees Little visions he retrieves—but everything is clear to her Unlike this weed, she glorifies disappointment And laughs at the face of discouragement As merciless hearts pull and tug at his body and mind She leaves him wondering why she is so kind Either under or above—her patience is ferocious Her touch is ice sliding across oiled silk And so light—it burns As his entire being shutters with angry love For just when he reaches her level She abandons above Burrowing in the recesses of some other secret spot Only he possesses—and only she can attain As miserable as he is, his emotions are cooled By the playfulness of her ever-changing mood And at times he can only stop and stare Something as beautiful as she Could be found everywhere But for him he finds not one to compare Though her qualities are the billowing seas Though her features read upon the fructuous clouds And upon the smiling sky tides In every dimple of a smile Every warmth by the fire New laughter in a heartened heart Eyes glare toward heaven And smash those below As she lightly squeezes his soul And never quite lets him go

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  1. Date: 11/23/2013 5:06:00 AM
    Laura...do you speak of his love relationship for the sea..using the metaphor of " she ".? this is how I perceived... and beautifully written.. .

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 5:32:00 PM
    Great imagery here Laura, i was drawn in from the very start and held me to the end. This is very good. Blessings Carl

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Great imagery here Laura, i was drawn in from the very start and held me to the end. This is very good. Blessings Carl

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 8:46:00 AM
    This write is epic I'm can feel every line as if I am their living it myself great work wonderful. Bravo lady great visual beyond words expression but you have put it into words. loved it cheri

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 4:19:00 AM
    - Laura, a very touching and well written poem. - : ** ( - oxox // Anne-Lise :)