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Scratch Paper

Sometimes I sit here and I wonder,
how long have I been here?
With the words of a ghost rotting my tongue,
exhaling phantoms who hang over my shoulders;
they offer a smoky hand.
I could take it and escape.
Instead I try to stay seated, unmoving, tired.
My limbs feel too heavy to move.
Sometimes I get a sense of the world beyond 
the confines of my mind, I think, I remember.
I’ve lost count of the days and hours
too many seconds becoming minutes.
My head hurts, so I exhale.
I try to reconnect to my body,
are you out there waiting for this?
My words are building up
so many scratch pieces of paper surround me
Come read them, remember me. Find me.

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  1. Date: 4/26/2011 4:54:00 PM
    Madison, are you taking a break from writing? Just wanted to let you know you are missed. (Maybe you're still trying to collect all the scratch paper and find yourself!) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 5:06:00 AM
    spooky! NIce One! Happy Easter! Beautiful Words on a beautiful Day! I have made an Easter Egg Poem for you and my Soup Friends! ~JSLambert

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 3:59:00 PM
    Smile ~ "My Dear 'Gifted, Precious & Beautiful Madison Thomer!!!'" ~ How could Anyone Ever forget or even try to forget, "Your Beauty" for, I myself would find this to be but an extremely hard task to try and perform, my dear; and actually, I would Never even consider its painful thought. ~ I hope that life is treating "Your Splendours" so very wonderfully and as ever, I love the profound I find amid this stirring to love "Your Treasures" only more, verse ~ "Love to 'You Always,''' John!:) ~

  1. Date: 4/20/2011 3:27:00 PM
    There really are times when we feel like we remember a "world beyond" the one we know today. I like the way you describe this out-of-body journey, Madison. Keep writing like this and you will never be forgotten. Awesome poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 2:16:00 PM
    I believe that I found you the gifted writer..Enjoyed reading your creative idea this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara