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Forgetting with Jack

we sat and listened
as his heart broke
a crack was heard
as each word spoke

he had lost sight of truth
when he was betrayed
tricked by her slight of hand
seduced with a magical cat

a bar stool found 
his searching feet,
and his hand found Jack 

purpose drained
as each glass emptied
reason and sanity fell away

all she had left
were empty boxes
in dusty corners 
a stray piece of lego
had stood stationary on its end 
waiting for small hands
that had once been the master
of its kingdom 

Jack lays on his side
and with a wimping snore, breaking 
the even stillness of silence 

I lay here looking for tomorrow
hoping soberity and hope emerges, 
from the emptying bottle of despair 
he now dwells in to forget 

For C ..

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  1. Date: 6/11/2011 7:27:00 PM
    this is such a sad one. Say, I was going over my list of fave poets today and noticed your name is one i have not seen in a long time. I hope you come back one day! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 5:38:00 AM
    you know how to write your peace here so well thank you massive thought here thank you [duncan]

  1. Date: 10/3/2010 3:44:00 AM
    sad, some of the people with the sweetest hearts go this way, their too fragile mentally to deal with the hand life dealt them. Such a hard place to be. My contest will be open a while it's too hard for most people. Do not use a translater for the whole thing, just type more or less phonetically of how they would sound & use dialect dictionaries! Can't wait to read it! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 10:44:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your outstanding poetry today Jayne. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol