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Exposition of a Thrashed Soul

she dances to the beat of hollow drums
acoustic guitars with trembling strings
solemn in the archeology of the long buried
(bleeding raw wounds on the moon)
a lonesome flute on a two AM skyline
and saxophone symphonies that weep the air

offbeat sounds and taut muscles swaying
unearthing the sorrow with the echo of songs
reverberate harshly the wail of rain
(it rattles the panes with a shattered reply)

she seeks an asylum of solace from memory
caught up in the fluid ballet of surviving
a dark cloud hovers the streets of her heart
whispers come harsher as the sun finally sets

its alright to cry in a cell of solitude
 (hiding the tatters inside her hands)
buried beneath the soil of eyelids
moistened by tears that tumble downstairs

brown eyes bruised when she cannot shut them
and hiding is no longer an option for her
(her prison holds her chained on concrete)

reality lives like a bile in her throat
and the world is battered by the truth of itself
whiskey would hide only so much hurt
(upon  awakening it slaps you with its validity)
ending up on a dead end road…..

wherever she goes….there she remains….
those footsteps taunt and cannot elude her….

Remembrance is a heavy cross to bear….

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  1. Date: 11/20/2009 6:07:00 AM
    Line upon line of written art... a lonesome flute on a two am skyline...Damn I can hear the ghost song...

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 2:41:00 AM
    I love your talent.There is no other like you.I am always in awe dear poetess. always. hugs,Koko

  1. Date: 7/20/2009 6:25:00 AM
    Very haunting write Christie. Despite the intentional vagueness of language here, I still feel I'm getting a clear picture of an event that happened, one involving whiskey, taut muscles, battering, bruises, stairs, and tears,though I'd guess the tears lasted for a long time afterwards. I can sense a trembling feeling as you cautiously approach this memory.

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 8:03:00 AM
    ~ And yet I know that day shall arrive soon, for "Your Beauty;" and not only this, but that it shall remain forever, "Glittering Before 'Your Beautiful Eyes!!!!":):):) ~ "Another Diamond, From 'The True Queen of Poetry" ~ "My Love & Warmth Always & Forever, To 'You & Your Little Tinkerbell Brianna,'Until Jupiter Melts From Its Mount, Eternally, John!!!" ~ "Have A Very Beautiful Day, Beautiful Christie Moses!!!!":):):) Smile, "Bye" ~

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 7:54:00 AM
    ~ "Such as no other I have again, ever beheld; which in turn, "Paints 'You' As Beautiful As Any Jewel That I Have 'Ever' Seen!!!!":):):) ~ "Where she goes....there she remains....those footsteps taunt and cannot elude her....Rememberance is a heavy cross to bear...." ~ Very soulfully profound stanza! "Breathe I say to my soul; to pick her beauty up, and to wisk her forever away, unto eternal joy and paradise....~ Cont. ~

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 7:46:00 AM
    ~ That not only is "Your" weekend treating "You Both Splendidly;" but also, that "Your Priceless Lives Are Too!!!!?" ~ And, I hope that "Your Beauty" had a very lovely birthday!!!?:):):) ~ "Brown eyes (Beautiful Eyes) bruised when she cannot shut them--and hiding is no longer an option for her--(her prison holds her chained to concrete.) ~ Smile, again, "Your Beautiful Soul," is so very vast and deep and open...And "You" press it upon the pages ~ Cont. ~

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 7:21:00 AM
    ~ In regards to their own verse; yet, the truth of the absolute is, that I have 'Never' met a soul, poet or poetess, quite as gifted as "Your Beauty Truly Is!!!!":):):) ~ The terms "You" use! The pictures "You" paint! The depths "You" reach! Often times, are within a league of their own; as far as the overall quality, beauty and content go...."Good Morning My Beautiful Moonchild Lady, And 'Your Little Angel Brianna!!!!":):):) ~ I soo sincerely hope ~ Cont. ~

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 7:12:00 AM
    ~ "She dances to the beat of hollow drums--acoustic guitars with trembling strings--solemn in the archeology of the long buried (bleeding raw wounds on the moon.) ~ I do not know if I have ever encountered a writer whom could expressively bear their souls as deeply as "Yourself, Beautiful Christie Moses!!!?":):):) ~ Sometimes bitter and sometimes sweet and sometimes a mixture of them both....And I can say anything and everything to anyone else ~ Cont. ~

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 1:03:00 PM
    Zounds, Christie, there are so many great lines in this one I don't know where to begin....just one.....'saxophone symphonies that weep the air' ....this puts a real mood on the piece. You are so awesome! Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 7:24:00 PM
    The last line is so true... but every line of this masterpiece is simply exquisite, Christie. I love "brown eyes bruised when she cannot shut them" and "caught up in the fluid ballet of surviving" and especially "reality lives like a bile in her throat and the world is battered by the truth of itself". Favoriting now... your talent is inspirational.

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 11:04:00 AM
    great write my friend and how i love the last verse"Remembrance is a heavy cross to bear"---beautiful deep write---charma

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 10:26:00 AM
    another great one Christie, there are to many lines to qoute, so i'll say I love the intelligence the reads with each stanza....alopez

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 4:30:00 AM
    ps... I would like to thank you for selecting my poem Unforgivable as one of the winners in yours and Sharon competition... I am honoured to be counted amongst such worthy writers as those you selected.... Thank you

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 4:26:00 AM
    Great title Christie... a heart rendering poem, depicting the sad destruction of illusion in life, it makes me want to pull you, by some effort of some miracle out of this and show you a world where and when such a heart would be treasured by its renewal...too many lines to quote as being genius, the first verse... incredible... such bravery and courage to see this inside ones own self... greater still the strength to step beyond it.... as always Christie your poetry touches so personaly

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 2:43:00 PM
    "a dark cloud hovers the streets of her heart" an amazing line, beautiful work...Raul

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 2:28:00 PM
    The past is indeed a heavy burden to bear; hope you find healing, I see the thrashed soul within you, "she seeks an asylum of solace from memory...caught up in the fluid ballet of surviving" Survival demands the only rest for her is not remembering, but the psyche wants her to....a hard position. This is very heart-wrenching, I can almost imagine the intensity of your face as you wrote this....Love, Sara:)

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 12:50:00 PM
    Nice to read something from you usual a winner..hope you are well...BG

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 9:48:00 AM
    How true that "remembrance is a heavy cross to bear." It is hard to escape the haunting memories of lost loved ones and you conveyed your message beautifully in this write, Christie. Excellent writing! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 7:27:00 AM
    LIke the pace of this narrative Christie.Good work.Thank you for your welcome comment today .Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 7:11:00 AM
    Wonderful poetry, so beautifully written....the painful images makes one see this tragic and sad story come to life. Great work! ~ Love, Carrie