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While the animals were sleeping

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While the animals were sleeping

His love 
was above 
the pain
from the 
stained glass 
and aftermath
of abuse

he cradled me
while disabling

he'd say 
the animals love you.
and if you stop crying
they'll come 
and sing to us


inhaled his breath
and believed that 
if I breathe invitation
i'd hear 
the wild wolves 
howl while they prowled 
around us..

He said..
it's not us they hunger
they seek the thunder
under the same sins and stars..


felt special 
and for just a few minutes
felt the devils arms around me..


believe that 
the rain washes us clean.

then one day 

too early

jesse was alone
the animals were sleeping..
as it rained

he blamed himself 
for the health 
of a sick earth...

got the bible 
and his gun

closed his eyes and sung
to god.

as we scurried the floor
to gather his brains
and tried piecing his head 
back together


sat back against the wall
and tasted the blood 
of an angel...

my finger still lingers
the scent...




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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 5:48:00 AM
    I always get challenged by your poems. They're so open, so expressive. It's hard to comment on something like this, so I can just imagine how hard it was to write.

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 5:06:00 PM
    Schneikers....'bout half way thru realized where your prose was goin...ouch....had a death in the family myself this wk.....kinda in a goat milk funk....keep writing....jimbo

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:12:00 AM
    Brilliant language and powerful imagery... I love the long 'a' assonance in your first two verses. '...tried piecing his head back together,' '...tasted the blood of an angel,' extraordinary phrasing! BRAVO kimmy!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 5:41:00 AM
    Very expressive and emotive work..I feel for you and all that knew Jesse..Suicide is a terrible torment to those left living..Good that you could write about it..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 8:23:00 PM
    don't know how much truth is in this poem,but it has a feel of something that really happened,be strong,sad but wonderfully written Kimmy,welcome to the Soup

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    Date: 1/12/2013 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Every word of it is truth. I just release cryptic to save myself the hard hitting truth. thank you for reading me i appreciate it.
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 6:50:00 PM
    I was held spellbound throughout this piece. You have skills my dear. well done! Welcome to the soup. Hugs, Rick

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 10:59:00 PM
    Amazing poem kimmy....I love this dark writing, I have a tendency to surround myself with writing etc that is dark...Can't wait to read more of your work. I'm also new here, joined 4 days ago, I'm just finding my own way around, clicking on links etc...I love it so far, everyone is so nice and supportive. See you around!! Juanita