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Karen's Song

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Karen's Song

I woke up this morning
giving undue thanks to anyone.
I took for granted that the sun was shining 
as I was showering.
I turned on my computer without
a second thought as I sipped my coffee.
I clicked onto my usual poetry venue 
out of sheer habit and ennui.
Looking for a way to expend precious
moments I never pay attention to.
Searching for something not thought of
until that certain someone finds you.

I stumbled upon words.
I stumbled upon icons.
I stumbled upon her.

I read her visceral emotions. 
dedicated to a person I didn’t.
I saw strength between each delicate letter.
I felt unconditional love 
in the blank spaces admist each verse.
My friend resounded unbridled courage 
that didn’t need a medal or a monument.

She reverberated life.
She reverberated power.
She reverberated friendship.
She presented me with hope.

What a beautiful gift one can give.
Although poetry is an art form -
giving of one's self is silent godsong.
Dearest poetess -
although we are strangers
I must tell you something.
There is an angel beside you.
You may not be able to see 
their halo or wings - but they are there.
Not too many people 
are visited by mortal cherubs.
You, my friend are truly blessed
You cannot see me crying now,
can you?

...can you?

For: Debbie Guzzi
Free Verse Seriously contest.

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  1. Date: 2/28/2011 2:57:00 PM
    Very touching and endearing rendering, Kory. Lainie

  1. Date: 2/23/2011 12:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie Guzzi's contest "Free Verse Seriously". A well deserved win Kory. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 11:15:00 AM
    What a great free verse poem, Kory. I'm wondering who this Karen was. Obviously a great source of inspiration for you. Awesome! Congratulations on your win. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/19/2011 12:09:00 PM
    Hey Kory, congratulations on your win in Deb's contest.. enjoy your weekend :)

  1. Date: 2/14/2011 4:36:00 PM
    Hi KC! Sorry I'm running behind with commenting! However it's not too late to say, Congratulations on your great win in the contest! Enjoyed reading this! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/14/2011 7:58:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest...A good write for a winner......George

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 11:27:00 PM
    congrats on the win. You've created a moving tribute to transcending emotion

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 8:37:00 AM
    Oh yes....I remember this one,.....so glad to see it in the winners circle! This one spoke to me, I have read poems so often like Karen's, that stay with me, that change perhaps a bit of me even. Well done, Kory!

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 2:59:00 AM
    stirring me high, kory.. BIG CHEERS for the awesome wiin! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 8:33:00 PM
    This is very unique poem. I like it. Many congratulations for this success.

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 5:24:00 PM
    Congrats Kory on your wonderful win in Debbie's contest for this most beautiful write and entry my friend.. enjoy another success with luv..

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 4:06:00 PM
    Extraordinary verse, KC! An awesome tribute to one who shares her gift as she should! Best of luck in Deb's "Free Verse Seriously"Contest! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/10/2011 11:48:00 PM
    wow, this is a wonderful tribute for some very lucky poetess! Very beautiful indeed, Kory. Luv, Andrea