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Double Phantasy

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Double Phantasy

Mama, did you know the precious amethyst shadow hours
I spent beside you, cuddled cosy-close, nestled in blankets of light,
shawled in your red-gold hair? I kissed each tear you cried;
each one a starlight pearl forged from the depths
of your fragile soul. I rocked seashell-shut to each lullaby note
and silently watched as you rocked my cold, empty cradle.
Sometimes you sensed me coiled at your breast -
a small balled knot of grief. You felt my tiny fingers plucking at you
as tingling shivers. And sometimes I bounced sunshine-free
on your knee, a giggling orb of light.

Little one, once again I felt you here,
entombed in the womb of this eternal everywhere room,
your spirit sifting through my fingers like hourglass sand.
Pain has blanked my mind wraith-white, but I felt
your lips nip the warm rosebuds of my nipples
as I pressed a lullaby to the delicate shell of your ear
and brief blessed seconds spun out like years.
My sentient heart will always hold you, my grip will never slip
as my earthbound hands, human-warm, reach through time
and heather-shadowed ether to love and care for you.





*'phantasy' is a deliberate misspelling, an amalgamation of 'phantom' and 'fantasy'

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  1. Date: 1/11/2014 1:44:00 AM

    Charlotte: Thank you for the featured poem! It is beyond beautiful! It is dramatically intense and exceptional!! G.

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 12:26:00 AM

    Charlotte, ... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. A nice way in starting the year:)- Goodnight poet friend <3 =LINDA

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 8:30:00 PM

    This is a beautiful way to express the pain we as mothers of loss feel. I am blessed to have read your poem. it eases my sadness to not feel so alone. Thank you for penning such beauty. Katei

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 1:24:00 PM

    This is hauntingly beautiful....congratulations

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 10:24:00 AM

    I remember this one, Charlotte. An amazing, emotional write! Congrats on your 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 6:42:00 PM

    So evocative, as you always are a number one in my book with depth and layers. Congrad's on your verse winning. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 1:30:00 PM

    Oh Charlotte........this incredible poem is beyond the number 1 spot........sad, melancholy, touching, and heartfelt ,,,akk words much too blandl to describe the beauty of your writing. I bow to your gift of poetry. :) I'm honored to share this place with you. Congratulations....!

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 12:45:00 PM

    A nicely penned insight of a mother and child's feelings for one another. RAY

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 11:08:00 AM

    So sad and so beautiful at the same time, Charlotte...Congratulations on your well deserved win - Tim

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 10:10:00 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS....You are Very SPECIAL! ...And it shows here.

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 8:45:00 PM

    Great write and well expressed. Congrats on your well deserved new win. AO

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:05:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in P.D's "Emotional" contest Charlotte. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:05:00 PM

    Charlotte congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 11:55:00 AM

    Another wir for this wonderful poem, Charlotte! Congratulations. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:09:00 AM

    Charlotte, congratulations with your emotional poem! Thank you very much for sharing something so emotional with us. Some poems, are tough to express and share out in the open. God Bless. Always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 3:54:00 PM

    LOL you just made my day I was bummed up until yours to be in 3rd place [shhhhh don't tell anyone..I seldom take myself and my writes seriously enough to get bummed, but this one I do!] anyway YOU are #1 to me again & again..I'm 3. Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 8:27:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading your lovely poem a second time, Charlotte. Congrats on your win in PD's contest. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 9:00:00 AM

    Congratulations on another win with this fine entry Charlotte

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 7:08:00 PM

    Congrats on another win with this amazing write! Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 6:17:00 PM

    Congrats. Charlotte on your wonderful poem winning top spot, love,vie

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