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The Box by the Bed

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The Box by the Bed

though it has been five and twelve years
and you are both now tucked safely deep
in unfathomed depths of unconscious
at times you still invade troubled dreams

writhing and wrestling and sweating cold
bolting upright, jolting half wide awake 
to see it placed carefully at arms' length

a trembling, fumbling hand reaches out 
to grab hold and blow away memory…

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  1. Date: 5/6/2013 5:17:00 AM
    Such profound emotion in this well written piece, Tim. Elaine

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 11:33:00 AM
    Nicely done Tim, congrats,Carl

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 5:16:00 AM
    Oh Toby!! *tear* This is so well done. Congrats on your win! Miss you. Hope your day is good and fresh wind fills your sails! ;) love and hugs Dotty

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:33:00 AM
    Congratulations Tim on your awesome win. Always unique, you are~A.O

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 12:14:00 AM
    This is awesome Tim. Congratulations on your wonderful win!

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Tim, Congratulations in Craig's "Empty Tissue Box " contest;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 4:53:00 PM
    grief can do that. well written, congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 1:16:00 PM
    Clearly put Tim.....congratulations

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Lost love cher...Congrad's on Your win, Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 6:00:00 PM
    Nice job. Love the images. J

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:23:00 AM
    Tim you rule, love your poetry and your heart!

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 2:59:00 AM
    Way to place me into the scene Tim! I love how the title and content help each other to create a bigger picture, and add more clarity to your meaning. I find cremation somewhat unsettling though. My mom says she'd rather be cremated and let go into a place where she loved to be... rather then held onto for years to come. Good luck on the contest!

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 2:06:00 PM
    Tim, good luck in the contest, an excellent write all the way! Much Love and respect ~*~ SKAT

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Tim You know I am with you and you with me. I'd love to think they are together as well. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 6:56:00 AM
    Awesome entry Tim...Donna

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 5:06:00 AM
    good luck in the contest I really enjoyed your poem :) thanks for stopping by and reading some of mine it was muc appreciated love Jayne

    Eggins Avatar Jayne Eggins
    Date: 4/13/2013 5:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    much appreciated lol :)
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 6:53:00 PM
    wow, what a powerful poem. Oh gosh, Ilene down here said that too. I am noticing everywhere I go, she is saying stuff similar to what I want to say. I think she and I sure think a lot the same. Anyway, I love this. Is there some box contest going on? Yours is second one I have seen since I just got here.

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 5:40:00 PM
    very powerful and poignant...

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 3:19:00 PM
    I find it sad. But well expressed. Terry xo

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 12:09:00 PM
    very sad ~*~SKAT