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Mandy My middle Daughter

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Mandy My middle Daughter

My middle Daughter

As I see it, as I have felt it, as I understand it !
Mandy, is, and certainly has been a closed casket,
a closed book, carrying with her to the grave’
all that is buried deep within her soul,
all the secrets her heart holds,
all the thoughts kept within her minds hoard,
all the feelings encased within her young being.

Except, that is, on rare occasions when a worm,
or two, bores holes into the darkness of her, 
below her earth shell, allowing a beam of light,
from within, to reach up and touch the outside world,
enlighten the inquiring minds of, those of us 
who would like to know and know the truth.

Then again, maybe it is me, just me who lives in a grave,
kept in the darkness, kept from seeing the light,
kept from knowing the truth,
the whole story or the story at all.
Could it be me who keeps it all away from myself ?

B. J. “A ” 2 
November 6th 2001`

Copyright © William J. Jr. Atfield

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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 12:25:00 AM
    Nice expressions on the past memories, William

    Atfield Avatar William J. Jr. Atfield
    Date: 9/19/2013 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Dr. : How flattering of you, Ram, especially from, obviously, a well-educated and intelligent professional as yourself. Thank you for posting your welcomed comment. It is a pleasure to know that I am capable of touching the soul of others with my pains, and pleasures, for I know that I do not live in a vacuum and I am just a flake upon the oceans of human existence upon this little blue planet. Take good care !!! B. J. “A” 2 ( Bill . )