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She bit the inside of her cheek

She would not cry
there would be no weakness 
in her expression

Her breath slowed
She possessed a scary calmness
that no one could understand
No one would ever understand

Each word spoken was slow 
and deliberate
Each beat of her heart made sense

Fear had no attachment to her
No bond on her soul

She looked upon the gallery
they seemed as fans of the recent act
any excuse to gather to compare

Their discussions too animated
nods of their heads too quick

It sickened her
She went home

Copyright © Laurie Ginn

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  1. Date: 3/30/2009 7:12:00 AM
    Soup mail....for Ms. Ginn AGAIN....hey I clever of me!!

  1. Date: 3/20/2009 1:02:00 PM
    How well you express the inner thoughts of one who hides their emotions, Laurie. And yet, as a writer, your emotions speak loud and clear. There is quite a wise observation in the last four lines. Truly a great poem!

  1. Date: 3/17/2009 5:19:00 AM
    carefully chosen words-- very well written Shoe-shine

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 1:19:00 PM
    Sycophantic sycophants..... :) LOL

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 1:07:00 AM
    Excellent work Laurie, "Each word spoken was slow and deliberate Each beat of her heart made sense" nice stanza...Raul

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 7:36:00 PM
    Wow...I've been gone most of the day, then to return and find you have been busy with this heavy-duty! This scene has all kinds of unpleasant possibilities...makes me want to pick your brain...I've been in certain situations that makes me think...was it this, or that, that was something she couldn't tolerate? You've stirred our minds with this one, Laurie! (ps...Chris is still hot and bothered!! )

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 4:47:00 PM
    ....I have come to sincerely love and admire these wonderful revelations of Yourself, which I have bit by bit, been so fortunate to have come to know...."You Are A Lady of Many Treasures" I believe!!!!~ Smile~And I am grateful to have made "Your" acquantance!!!!~"Wonderful Write Here Laurie~Straight From The Heart & Soul!!!!"~"My Love As Always, To 'You & Your Loves,' John!!!"~"Have A Beautiful Evening Dear Lady!!!:):)

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 4:36:00 PM
    Smile?~"Hello Again Dear Talented & Beautiful Laurie Ginn!!!"~I believe that my breath moved slowly with Yours here as I read this profoundly deep write of Yours!!!~Life can sometimes seem to be as such; can it not!? And yet, I see and find Your strength within these wonderful words of Yours here~so sure, strong and dignified~as a glimpse upon the admirable qualities of character in which "You Hold!!!!"....cont....

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 4:08:00 PM
    Another cool write from you.. I am still thinking about losing the top thing though..where do I pay for admission?

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 1:46:00 PM
    This chick sounds either really cool, or totally lost. I get her, though, awesome, sharp poem, L, love, K