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My Window

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My Window

In the middle of my plain white wall
There is a plain white window
And next to my plain white window
Is where I sit in a plain white dress
On a plain white chair
And every morning the sun rises
And every evening the sun sets
I see them all from my window
They are very pretty
With many colors
And then one day
A man stops by my window
He calls to me as I sit
In my plain white dress
On my plain white chair
He calls to me to tell me of the world
That I may come and join him
But I have seen the troubles of the world
All beyond my window
And I say to him I'd rather stay
And sit here by my window
Where troubles cannot reach me
He smiles a sweet sad smile as he walks away
Though the next day he is back again
And he talks to me of grass
Of green lush grass that is soft enough to walk on barefoot
I tell him of the glass that is hidden among the blades
He just smiles a sweet sad smile as he walks away
And back again he comes
To tell me of the ocean and sandy beaches
With white sand so pure you can lay naked upon it
I shake my head and tell of the pirates
That come to kidnap young and pretty girls
He smiles his sweet sad smile as he walks away
The next day he walks softly to my window
And he tells me of a garden untouched by men
Where flowers are the size of children
And blooms reach to the heavens
He tells me of the grass that hides no glass
Of a sky that is of the brightest blue
And a stream that is so pure you can
Be unwary of drinking from it
He talks of fish and birds of indescribable beauty
All this he tells me is mine
I must only leave my window and I may see it
I shake my head sadly as I tell him
I am afraid the world holds too much danger
For even if there were such a place
What misfortunes may befall me
On my way to this so called garden
He smiles a very sad smile and as he walks away
He says that paradise belongs to those who
Take risks and battle hardships to reach it
These are the words I remember as I watch the sun set
And the next day when he comes
To my plain white window
He will see me missing in my plain white dress
On an empty plain white chair
For I have gone to walk on glass and battle pirates
On my way to paradises garden

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  1. Date: 3/15/2012 9:27:00 PM

    I loved this poem . Hope shines through the last line. Lovely.

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 3:12:00 PM

    Excellent poem, loved the whole story. Hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 10:31:00 PM

    This is the BOMB. I LOVE YOUR WORK

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 1:23:00 PM

    Congrats on your poem being featured this week. I so enjoyed reading your poem, Jennifer. I was mesmerized from beginning to end. I'm putting this in my favs. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 6:59:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Jennifer. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 11:14:00 AM

    yes, I was right, you are good, you grip me in the guts forcing me to stay with you until the last line...

  1. Date: 3/10/2012 10:16:00 PM

    Your braveness shines through in your words Jennifer, such a touching write xx