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Michaels Body

This is an accent to your dreams,
to travel simply alone
through a montage of keeping hands.
All these machines,
they wont keep you alive for long...
And me,
I want to be the crime scene tape that never held you together.
No, Im not laughing.
We have been hurt so deeply
that these words dont really exist.
All these smoke bubbles burst
against the insides of my eyelids
and your stone cold skin is serious.
A gilded body, of truth (of fiction).
This type of death is dangerous;
youre lifted from my embrace.

So now you have died.
I go down to the river for awhile,
Ill talk to you here in the wind for awhile.
And I wont remember the regret and
I wont think of how you never needed to be.
But you are and I feel and it is and they can.
This is an emptiness unparalleled.
When the gossip on a Saturday night is
the burial of your heart,
it wont matter that the suns about to shine again.
Just dont say goodbye.

(Ghost) Stay and hold me,
I get fevers when you come around and 
I believe in the arms that hold me tight.

I will never wash away the chalk outline
of your presence on my spirit.
And I will witness the aftermath.
I carry the photo and I remember.

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  1. Date: 9/2/2011 8:08:00 AM
    Your words are so powerful and your images just so compelling, almost hard to read, but can't stop

    Young Avatar Gina Young
    Date: 9/2/2011 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so very much Susan! It means the world to me... Cant wait to read new stuff from you as well.
  1. Date: 9/2/2011 6:53:00 AM
    Just a quick stop to answer your question Gina. No these are all wonderful people here and they would never steal the work of another poet. Hope this puts your mind to rest and that you will go ahead and post your wonderful poetry. I await to read it. Love,Carol

    Young Avatar Gina Young
    Date: 9/2/2011 7:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for answering so quickly, the more I am on here and the more I read, the more I believe that I am in really good company here. And everyone has been very inviting and sweet with the comments and such. This is the first time that I have really shared my writing with other writers! So I think I was having beginners jitters lol. Thanks again Carol.
  1. Date: 9/1/2011 2:52:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your very creative write tonight.. enjoy the site with its many features as u continue to share words with luv..

    Young Avatar Gina Young
    Date: 9/2/2011 7:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much for the welcome words!
  1. Date: 9/1/2011 8:00:00 AM
    Hi Gina, I feel your poetry is deeply sad, but I can relates, i find it beautiful in its twist.... :).

    Young Avatar Gina Young
    Date: 9/2/2011 2:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so very much! And please continue to post more of your poems I was intrigued by the one you have posted...
  1. Date: 9/1/2011 6:55:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Gina. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

    Young Avatar Gina Young
    Date: 9/2/2011 2:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carol, and I will be sure to keep reading and learning from this site and every one on here :)