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Black and White

Stars above and stars below,
On silent ripples alone I go,
Across the water, the trembling plain,
In the empty quiet I’m at last without pain

The dark of the sky is a balm to my eyes
My ears are caressed by the pines and their sighs
And the mind’s rest must come from the sweet summer air
For if that's not peace then how could it bear,

The vicious words that stream from every cranny:
The screaming mistress and the sobbing of the nanny.
She falls and hears the slam of the door
The father yells from the top floor.

In moon filled dreams I watch her go 
Swollen belly black against pure snow.


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  1. Date: 12/9/2011 10:07:00 AM
    What an interesting poem. I really enjoyed this one and the imagery of it. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 7:31:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in th Dream a little dream contest!!!!

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 5:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great win in Tracie's "Dream" contest Grace. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 12:07:00 AM
    Congrats on your 3rd place win in my contest Grace luv...yes I agree this is a great title to stick with xx

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 10:55:00 PM
    A very graphic write Grace. Thoroughly enjoyed the read. Congratulations