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"I have dipped my pen in the sublime, it is my gift to you . . ."

                                                            A Rambling Poet



There’s always been a significant person 
Who has guided me through life
And taught me everything 
A growing girl should learn,
From counting all my numbers,
To knowing how life can be cold.

My gratitude rewards this person
For, I was not easy to train,
Oft’ times I turned my shoulder cold 
I believed I knew everything.
I just wanted to be young and live,
And tried to stray too many times to count.

I’ve grown beholden of the things I’ve learned.
My knowledge floods in large quantities,
Through my veins, from the veins of a special being.
Accepted, and hoarding his words, entirety
My mind suppressing reality of his un-beating hearts coldness
Building castles in air, deceiving myself that he might live.

~”I walk solitaire, but not alone”~

Through the graveyard, choked by after-life.
His name on the monument, bold & stone cold.
I run my hand across the surface, and embrace it whole
Suffer the etching through my fingertips, I’ve new things to learn
“He” isn’t really here, only his flesh and bones.
I close my eyes to preserve it all, and count to 10.

Within that 10 seconds, his spirit enlightens my company,
Sits with me, we discuss everything
“I taught you a lot, especially these things of cold,
I know what I promised, I know what a special person
I was to you. But Randa you must now learn
To do things on your own. In the way of your own life.”

~”I shan’t forget the words he left me with…”~

“Pass my knowledge to my grandsons, for them to learn.
I see already you’ve taught Logan to count.
Princess, you know I’m still here, even though my flesh is cold
And, even though now I cant do every little thing
That I could when my blood flowed, I can live on through your life
And spiritually lead you to be who you want, as a person”

Then my daddy faded away, and everything
Went back to the way it was. Like numbers
On a clock, must be wound to keep it’s life.

©2011-06-23
Miranda Lambert
Contest: Writing In The Sublime ~

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  1. Date: 7/3/2011 5:41:00 AM
    congratulations on this winning emotional write, Randa. Great job of it

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 12:02:00 PM
    Such a sad recollection, but inspiring as well, Randa. I'm sure you have passed own your father's knowledge to your sons. His spirit will always be with you. Excellent poem! Congratulations on your big win. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 10:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Constance's "Writing in the Sublime" contest Randa. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 5:22:00 AM
    Excelent win and write.. Congrats!!

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 4:46:00 AM
    My congratulations on the first place win in the contest, Miranda

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 12:14:00 AM
    a deep write about you father, randa.. special congrats on your top win which i share gladly with you... huggs! :)

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 5:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on a great poem in honor of your beloved dad and your no. 1 win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 4:39:00 PM
    Congratulations, Miranda, "wandering butterfly" on a first place win in my contest, I loved this poem, it is just so full of emotions~~

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 3:21:00 PM
    Unique and special poem. One to keep close to your heart. Congratulation on such a nice win. Love, Vie.

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 3:00:00 PM
    Congrats Randa on your first place win in the contest with this fantastic creative piece .. great first place win my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 2:18:00 PM
    Touched my very soul. Sensational writing, Miranda. Many congrats on your FIRST PLACE WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 10:44:00 AM
    a very touching piece of poetry. thank you for commenting on Wind Coming Through.

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 9:05:00 AM
    excellent Randa.. and oh btw I luv your new name on site here..so fun to have an alias now and then.. as "Sweetheart".. is to me.. a brilliant write extolling virtues of a special person in your life whom u cherish and treasure .. wonderful ..luv..

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 7:51:00 AM
    Let me brush a tear away, this is so touching and lovely, each line filled with love, is it true Sestina, not sure, as I am no expert, but what it is, Miranda, is beautiful, deep and meaningful, written from your heart and soul, and to me that is far more important than form~~

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 10:25:00 AM
    Nice dedicaztion with love and affection, Miranda

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 9:06:00 PM
    this was beautifully written with such emotion. nicely done. cory