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Heart Song on a Milk Carton. (reposted)

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Heart Song on a Milk Carton. (reposted)

Wont you find me here?
  Drifting in an expanse of swirling storm
Outstreched fingers graze debris...
         recklessly circling reminders. 
  Stand in the eye with me
 Lick our wounds rebounding
Warriors victoriously smiting circumstance
  leaving wolves discouraged  
    disparaging darkness with insane glee
 Walk here and find me
   Reach out think here

You create me and I construct you
  Piece me in missing places
   Mending voids delicate and knowing
 I slay inherited growths of insecurity
  Stating truths untold to your beautiful ears
               Know this warmth....
    Let these branches sprawl 
       grow in all directions to withstand walls closing in
  A grand old tree would remain...generations of our eyes
    taking glance from limbs strong and true

You crush my cycle--end it's existence
  I'll destroy your boundary...kill it's constriction
Our tower stronger and rooted
  Yet with loftier cloud grazing height
     lets disorient ourselves in this foreign altitude
                Touch this sky with me


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  1. Date: 3/30/2009 6:01:00 AM
    Grr. Here's me suffering from writer's block and you're writing this amazing poetry...*sulks* Hehehe seriously though, I'm very, very jealous, in a good way. This is an amazing poem, very skilfully written and I love the structure. Beautiful. *hug*

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 2:33:00 AM
    The title is fantastic. the poem is one of your best and, as such, one of the best I've read on Poetrysoup. The language is tough but uncompromising. There is no call on the reader to empathise, just to take part and lose oneself in this fantastic narrative. the layout is brilliant (though I think that there should be a space between the first and second stanza). I think this is a great use of vers libre, showing a great deal of care and imagination.

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 7:40:00 PM
    Very powerful, Steve. Love the way you invite the reader to "Tough this sky" with you! Awesome writing.

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 4:21:00 PM
    Alright, Vorhees....this is just totally frikin awesome! LOL In my faves it goes. You are brililant! "lets disorient ourselves in this foreign altitude...touch this sky with me" Wow! I curtsey low to you...."POET" Love Christie

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 2:18:00 PM
    This is exquisite. Every stanza... breathtaking. You have done an amazing job, Steve. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 8:26:00 AM
    Another wonderful write by you Steve....taking us on this journey, this search to find the missing pieces. Deeply emotional trip it is to crush the cycle. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 6:34:00 AM
    Incredible writing. You draw the reader in on your powerful emotional journey and make us feel yes, we want to be a part of making things better. Deeply moving. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 5:22:00 AM
    I especially love the last verse here, S - amazing, powerful and awesome. well done, my friend. love, Kristin

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 4:28:00 AM
    You create me and I construct you..piece me in missing places..that is a powerful line and the entire piece just rocks and your pen are making love ..keep doing ya thing.

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 2:08:00 AM
    When you write like this you touch greatness, an incredible poem. Love