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White Picket Fences

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White Picket Fences

Behind the posts and fancy lines, 
a poetess is blue. 
Her picket fence is yellowing 
and hanging all askew. 
~ ~ ~ 
Inside her barbed and wired heart, 
cruel words have shut her in. 
It's perfect on the outside, 
but sorely hurts within. 
~ ~ ~ 
The gate through picket fences 
swings open but can close 
to either bring her happiness 
or keep her filled with woes. 
~ ~ ~ 
The fence - secured - so long ago 
has all but fallen down. 
She tries to keep it stabilized 
in spite of shaky ground. 
~ ~ ~ 
The barricades will crumble yet 
from dead and useless weight 
and words can either shelter her 
or impale her at the gate. 
~ ~ ~ 
She walks away on cobbled stones 
cracking beneath her feet. 
Let's hope she can remember 
that life's a two-way street.

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  1. Date: 2/28/2009 11:18:00 AM
    I love your style! your poetry is addictive

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 11:10:00 AM
    I love your style! your poetry is addictive

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 6:17:00 PM
    Words can be a healer or a weapon. We need to engae our brain before we put our mouth in gear. I've seen kids who were physically abused but the words did more damage than the beatings. At those times, I pray for street justice. Excellent write. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 1/1/2009 10:59:00 AM
    Celeste - Absolutely amazing Poetry - I reckon this poem just about covers it - God Bless, MJ