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Unabashed Confusion I -Where Am i

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Unabashed Confusion I -Where Am i

Where am I?

I stand softly, I lean

against a vine-stained wall,

gilded in ancient cracks and 
wrinkles,

crowned with thorns.

I stretch, I hold out my

arms,  Christ-like, to you.

My trembling fingers curl upward

in prayer, 

catching rain and blood kisses

in spiraling rivulets, caressing

the air we displace together.

My lashes shiver, cold

with emotion, fringed with pearls.

my lips curve, alabaster sheen,

not smiling, a supplication,

around the message in my eyes –

my eyes that plead

from a soul’s capacity for sorrow

unabashed in confusion.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2009 3:09:00 PM

    Excellent verse, a good entry for the 5 elements 5 senses contest you have used the senses of touch, sight / the elements of water/ wood/ air good work! beautiful Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 9:06:00 AM

    Extraordinary imagery and language... your phrasing is unique and expressive. Well done Micaela! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 10:18:00 PM

    Intriguing write with Incredible imagery. Beautifully written and thoughtfully expressed..Very deep indeed..God Bless*Tyesha

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 3:59:00 PM

    Excellent imagery, Micaela, and a very heartfelt poem! Love, Carolyn