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Sleepless Night

Pillowed feathers,
Caressing a precious moment around my tender skin.

Teardrops, bagged eyes, a way of sin
The mirror reveals a lost eternal soul
A conniving move against tonight's phantom glow
Voices circle the insomniac moon
Like magic and beauty, "I AM" gone with the wind

The idea of love, 
broken like yesterdays wishbone.
She is leaving
her arms, my shelter
her wings
her teardrops gone forever. 
Never will she suffer-
Never will she return-
All I have is one last memory
tracing what is left
one last breath
tequila vice
washing away the pain.....

At Last Now I See!
Under the drunken stars 
I had an epiphany 
Striking like a match
A sunken treasure 
At Last I Knew
you don't belong 
you were there for the taking
Weak and sick, no longer sane
Memories lost, no longer -her
My Mother! 
What has become of her?

You're a demon, who played us all
made us cry, while you slowly took her away
the way you ravaged her body
nip napped both her legs
fed her through others
the way she rapidly forgot
our names:
our faces:
I hate you Alzheimer
I hate the way you took her the first time!
I hate you Death
I hate the way you took her that final moment!

Sleepless nights and pillowed feathers,
Caressing a precious moment around my tender skin
Pretending my mother tucked them in
Anything to help me get past my sleepless nights.


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  1. Date: 4/6/2015 8:41:00 AM
    Oh! how powerful, and yet tinged with tenderness. Alzheimer's is a cruel condition; my dad had it for a year before death relieved him of its clutch. I am sure you have lovelier memories to make up for this. hugs // paul

  1. Date: 3/22/2015 4:13:00 PM
    Still thrilling and enlightening us with your bare sou, Sleepless Nights.l. You have my condolences. I know how difficult it is to cope after your mom passes, been there. Congratulations, I noticed you were chosen best poet. You're one poet that should get many accolades. Bert Cisneros

  1. Date: 2/12/2015 10:16:00 AM
    Love is the answer! You reflect it beautifully in your care in these words & in this poem. With much admiration-

  1. Date: 9/22/2014 9:17:00 PM
    Very deep raw emotions.

  1. Date: 8/29/2014 2:09:00 PM
    Dear Linda, Your poem deserves power to explain the story of your sleepless night because of your mother's illness Alzheimer. You are too much worried and in pain because you have missed her now. Very nice word selection and flow of poem. Excellent creativity. Thanks and regards. Kamal

  1. Date: 5/1/2014 9:38:00 PM
    PD What an emotionally powerful and intense write. Full of sadness and sorrow that tugs at the readers heart. Thank you for the nice comment on my Train Of Pain poem.

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 5:54:00 PM
    Sweet, sweet, Congratulations, enjoyed stopping by. Luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 9:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 9:17:00 AM
    A heart-breaking story that so many of us can relate. By sharing your heart, it is helps others to know we are not the only ones who have suffered such loss and pray that someday in the future, others will not spend sleepless nights in the dark with this sad story

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 8:20:00 AM
    awesome, great,fabulous, tremendous lines!!! are the only one who can write this extravagant poem, PD!! APPLAUSE!!! ..COngratulations!!! :O) ..WE LOVE OUR MOMS... we are MOMS!! :O) ...bless you always for having a kind heart! ^__^

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 7:52:00 AM
    Wow...great writing Linda

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 2:09:00 AM
    Uh, speechless.... absolutely speechless... going to my faves... Wow- the raw emotion... the power of it... astounding

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 12:39:00 AM
    this is a very emotional and well written poem. congratulations on your win. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 12:07:00 AM
    So tender, and yet so powerful. There is such a range of emotions in this poem and you expressed them so well. A truly amazing poem, Linda! Congratulations on your well deserved win!...Now it's my turn to congratulate you on a contest win. How cool is that! :)

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 10:18:00 PM
    Oh my God Linda i watched my Grandma go this way, it was so heart wrenching to watch the great lady i knew waste away like that. I know everything you felt here. So very well done. luv Carl

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 2:35:00 PM
    A heart felt poem Linda, Your mother is really not gone. As long as your alive she will live within your memories..... Luv....Roger

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 5:54:00 AM
    nice poem but sad, to your mother

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 10:20:00 PM
    How much you were loved your mother and missing HER till today,your poem tells us.There is no alternative in the world of make me feel your pain by this piece.

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 9:07:00 PM
    Thanks for alerting me to the fact that my poem was on the home page of the sight. [It feels good]. I just read Sleepless Night. It's so haunting, and angry. You have captured the situation well.

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 11:34:00 PM
    Touching and moving. Loved reading it.