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Greyheaded Dreams

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Greyheaded Dreams

old women still have dreams
so they lie restlessly
in soft single beds 
away from mirrors 
that fracture their expectations;

they turn towards walls 
where cracks can be smoothed 
with shaking fingers 
and shadows can be reshaped 
into ageless promise...

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  1. Date: 6/3/2010 11:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry X2 making it through the first round Bernadette. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/2/2010 4:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with two poems. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 8:03:00 PM
    Beautifully real. Even the nouns tug at me. Well done, Bernadette!

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 3:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Bernadette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/6/2010 3:34:00 AM
    Touching in more ways than one. There's meaning behind your words.

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 3:05:00 PM
    Just beginning to comprehend what you have said and you have said it very well

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 7:27:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 4/4/2010 4:43:00 PM
    enjoyed reading today, good one!!

  1. Date: 4/4/2010 4:05:00 PM
    Much for the reader to ponder about in this concise poem. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 4/4/2010 1:39:00 PM
    Bernadette, many congratulations on your poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 4/4/2010 11:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured peom this week. God bless you. Ernilando