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Stilts in the sky

We both hobbled through life, on our stilts, living in the clouds.
Mostly alone as there are not many of us sky people. 
Sometimes we find another and we did.
The day we met, we held hands and found that we could dance, jump and run.
As long as we held hands. Love for sure! Destiny!
We built a future in the clouds, a house where we could live, a garden and a dog. 
When she left and took my dreams,
I fell to the earth with my splintered and broken stilts, that took me so long to build. 
Did she enjoy pushing me down? Was that her plan? Is she laughing now?
 Living with mortals again,
Their suffering is infectious, I get dirty here.
I do not have the energy to rebuild my stilts.
I cannot even see her again until I do.
She is in the sky and I am lying here in the dirt, bruised and alone.
It appears I have no choice but to build taller stronger stilts
Maybe ones that I can jump and dance alone, a new design. 
I wonder if I could ever forgive her.

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  1. Date: 2/8/2010 8:33:00 PM
    This I actually liked. It was imaginative and descriptive in expression, original in thought and emotional. Too bad you don't know how to rhyme! :-}

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 4:29:00 PM
    Awesome writing here, Michael and I'd call it "Free Verse" in Form which you want to be sure and check off before you submit the write otherwise they usually don't put things in contests etc. etc. if it only says "I don't know". In fact, one of the most interesting things about the Soup is learning all the different forms. Anyway, this is excellent and thanks so much for your recent comment!!

  1. Date: 2/3/2010 7:38:00 AM
    They say,a man forgives but a god decides.Now,the love is ended rather rapidly and someone stays alone with a chance of another love.But they say that sometimes saw a pure love than never ended.

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 11:33:00 PM
    Forgiveness is freedom! It does not mean we forget. I felt your pain in this write and hope that you are now or come to peace. Keep writing for that sweet release. Thank you so much for sharing with me and for reading my material. Have a great day! Scarlett

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 8:40:00 PM
    Yes, you can forgive dear Michael. Because in forgiving her you free yourself to move on to better tomorrows!!! You said the first line to my "Torn to pieces" kind of threw you off-I meant those dark days when I was so depressed and sad are gone. LOL My SM doesn't work so sorry I had to use thise medium to explain. Thanks for your kind words, Michael! Peace, Audrey