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I am a voodoo doll

Here I am a voodoo doll made from rags of what is left filled with organic lavnder of what once was squashed between two palms without a lifeline I am here whilst you are there beneath our waxing moon embroidering my heart with mourning cross-stitch 'I don't want to say what I feel to say' 'I don't want to complicate our existence' I hear you chant by a bonfire invoking spirits who have no memory I hear you shout persuading them to exert their influence into both worlds Yours and my own There you are with pins and needles fighting your battle against the depth of these eyes which seek your lips against the height of your thought which seeks my dream against the length of one love which lives the present Blue is the colour that cast the curse of ancient spells against its enemy that cast the curse against two souls which breathe as one but not forever Here I am a voodoo doll made from rags of what is left Patchworking my pride Escaping so far from that last sharp pinching feeling.
ps-I do believe the only healer is God but I enjoyed myself watching a documentary about things I never knew even if its not what i believe... This is a fiction poem inspired by a short documentary I always thought as voodoo dolls as something evil but this documentary stated that in African countries these dolls are used for healing and good will.

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 2:28:00 PM
    Life is too short not to explore most of it's avenues and blind alleys Charmaine... if i've learned anything it's to take care but have fun also... xXx

    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 2/27/2014 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tnks Peter..I definitely won t ever be going to thr alleys of voodoo.Im convinced of the only faith I have which is in God.Writing ..reading or watching the documentary didnt challenge what I believe in.I just wanted to write about something different..Actually I ve put myself in the doll s position which is inflicted by harm and pain...So dnt worry or get concerned..Tnks for reading.My having fun is with family and nature : )..Tnks again for reading and yr support
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 7:08:00 PM
    Actually there is good and evil in every thing and religion , Voodoo going back to Haiti , they choose the light or dark path. I like your style , enchanting !

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:02:00 AM
    an extremely beautiful piece of writing wow you have me speachless

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Awakening, spiritual, nature, the captured it all so well, Charmaine. Like this alot. Shane

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:08:00 PM
    Chillingly spiritual. I quite enjoyed reading! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 3:57:00 PM
    Very well written Poem! I love this so much I had to read it again. very well written and full of heart and emotion! Great job Charmaine!! :)

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 2:02:00 PM
    ..I Am An Infant A Baby A Child, Running Through Love's Streams: Rags From Gold As Dust You See ~ But I Do Not Mind A Pinch A Needle A Thorn This Blade: Times Tiny Tears Still, Bouncing Up And Down Within His Crib, He Plays ~ So In Re Your Verse These Things I Say, Live And Let Live While The Moon Cast Her Light And His Sun Shouts, Heyyy ~ Smile, Lovely Verse, Quite Deep Actually And Yes, Keep Reaching For The Stars Sweet Beautiful Cinderella ~ Love, John

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 3:08:00 AM
    Very nice... multidimentional and and informative! Terry

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Love the creative take on this subject, how you peeked at reality and played with some of the truths that are a part of all beliefs and tied them together in such a thought provoking way.

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:59:00 AM
    Seeing this one again, it's funny how we had voodoo in the titles of both recent poems of ours!! How is your day today, Charma?

    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 7/31/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    To be honest i thought my voodoo title inspired your voodoo title when I saw your poem few days : ) : ).So its a coincidence..Great minds think alike : ). I`m fine sweety..Just very busy lately ..very..but i try to catch uo later .
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 12:06:00 AM
    My friend I to as a Christian know GOD is our great healer, your poem is excellent very well written, voodoo is from the evil one and in the wrong hands can be powerful, sadly many delve into these unknown limits, I believe healing comes from within heart mind body and soul, hence GOD is our soul sole healer, if GOD grants healing powers to others and allows certain instruments of healing, who are we to judge, we must seek truth of GOD within this power great poem well done, blessings sueellen

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 3:16:00 PM
    You painted a very down to earth picture of this mysterious custom. Very well done :)

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 4:18:00 PM
    This is a great write ;}

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 2:34:00 AM
    This poem is still Charma-esque, but the theme sure is different from a lot of your other poetry. I think that stepping out of your comfort zone really helped you to capture a different level. This is a very entertaining poem(and by stating so, this doesn't mean that I am endorsing Voodoo -- I feel the need to add a disclaimer too lol).

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 12:55:00 PM
    stay away from voodoo!

    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 7/26/2013 1:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Of course i will smilin now.It was just a documentary ..tnks for your concern : )
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 12:03:00 AM
    this is very interesting, Charma. and the way you made use of lavender and blue. Not at all how I would envision for the colors, but you were uniquely inspired!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 5:46:00 PM
    Oh this is a really wonderful and exquisitely written piece. Kudos on a great poem!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 5:55:00 AM
    I love the creativity what a belt of imagination holding the entirety of the poem together! I am happy to say I really understood this!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:44:00 AM
    Wow Excellent poem from a talented poet

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 6:43:00 AM
    I like this a lot, thanks for this alternate perspective.