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Childlike Attendance..

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Childlike Attendance..

My innocence
Sometimes
Turns me to stone
When in the wanted
Comfort of your crying eyes

I have longed to see your heart
Turn itself inside out
To see it all disjointed
Like a new born
A jigsaw for my trying

I wanted this
Yet in the midsts
Of broken pieces
I struggle 
To make the picture perfect
For you

You send me a postcard
I read it well
Take your hand
And make a playful
Gesture

My childlike attendance
Doesn't seem to tender 
It is not what you need
It is not want you hoped for
I have let you down

Have I been too warn down?
By tragedy and pain
Has my emotion
Gone so far back on itself
I know longer understand when I am needed...





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  1. Date: 6/20/2009 1:33:00 PM
    Mail for you, Jo!

  1. Date: 6/18/2009 3:33:00 PM
    Beautifully written, Jo. I understand the thoughts that are going through your mind now, but I'm hoping you once again feel "needed." Surely, your poetic voice is needed here at the Soup and I can't wait for your book to be released! Congratulations again on your publishing contract. Please keep us all posted on the progress with your book. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/18/2009 3:28:00 PM
    Sad poem Jo, a tale of being unwanted, and wondering will you ever be? written with feeling>>James

  1. Date: 6/16/2009 3:54:00 PM
    i'm not too good at analyzing poems or anything like that, but i really like the feel of this poem, the emotions it provokes are very powerful.

  1. Date: 6/16/2009 2:11:00 PM
    My childlike attendance...this is a terrific line..the entire poem is pure power..i enjoyed the honesty and directness of the piece..good work.