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"in control"

her tears crash
to her cheeks
and burn like
hot flick of the
cigarette that 
she is holding

then they stop 
at her frozen

she sobs without
a sound for exactly
two minutes

two minutes longer
than it took
him to die

with a swish
she leaves the
bathroom and 
smiles at her
new guy.......
no trace of her

real self......

will he ever see


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  1. Date: 10/4/2009 9:13:00 AM
    Call it poetic justice. Congrats on the feature. Vince

  1. Date: 10/3/2009 6:38:00 AM
    Amazing poetry!! Congrats Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 10/2/2009 12:27:00 PM
    Janetta, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 10:56:00 AM
    Janetta, congratulations on having this poem featured this week! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 11:59:00 AM
    nicely penned, congrats on being a featured artist.

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 5:58:00 AM
    congrats janetta on being featured this week and also congrats on placing in semi finals keep up the great work this was very touching

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 6:55:00 PM
    Janetta, I just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:15:00 AM
    Dear Janetta, Best wishes through to the next round. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:52:00 PM
    Such a sad situation. The short lines work well in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:36:00 PM
    Janetta, congrats on being featured this week...Raul

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 10:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round Janetta.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 9:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Janetta. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 6:54:00 AM
    Dear Janetta, Congatulations on this well derserved feature of the week. lainie

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 11:58:00 AM
    Janetta, this is an amazing write. I visualized the entire scene. I am sure he regrets losing you. This was powerful and cleverly written. Thank you for your kind words on my poem. I have been out of the loop for a while but plan to start posting again. ~Des Juan

  1. Date: 1/9/2009 8:08:00 AM
    Janetta, Once again, I am in awe of your ability to capture me, twist me, and understand me. You've done nothing less than create those ten million little voices that remain silent in the embrace of love, yet scream for that which they have lost. You rule the written word here, my Dear, and you're beautiful.

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 4:57:00 PM
    This is remarkable. i am here on the soup and I was looking over my blogs and I saw your comment so i clicked on your name and this poem was a pleasant surprise on this Sunday evening. Very well written and I love how it all unfolded. i could see it all. Great job with this piece.

  1. Date: 11/6/2008 5:57:00 AM
    Wow Janetta, this is heavy duty. In control in a not so good way, perhaps not really in control at all. So sad, so well written. (Certainly hope it is not you but rather imagination.) Must thank you so much for that lovely comment. You have no idea how much it means to me. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/6/2008 5:09:00 AM
    That one is scary. Can't even take a decent shower anymore. This ones kind of different than your other poems. Interesting write. Vince