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When Courage Fails

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When Courage Fails

                                        When Courage Fails

She stands
In medicated silence;
Spirit woman gowned in white.
It does not matter where
    But why
There should be such a need as this.

Herself
Full pressed against a wall
Pale washed by afternoon's reflection
There is no window to the World
She has not looked upon
In her collection.

Too many yesterdays
Have caught and tangled
Up between the Cypress trees
Whose rooted tenure
On this earth
Is quite as fragile now
As she...
Too many dreams found wanting
From finer minds
And surgeon's blade
It does not matter what she sees
But why -
Some secret place
Beyond our eyes
Where understanding fades to nothing
And miracles still happen...

Hold my hand, Elizabeth...
Hold my hand..

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  1. Date: 10/11/2012 9:46:00 AM
    such profoundness, in this a sad poem, yet such power, it emits....

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 9:45:00 AM
    The eyes of experience, eh? Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 9:28:00 AM
    I like this poem. It feels soft. warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 8:59:00 AM
    Elizabeth, this write had a lovely ending, it's like the beginning of a story very magical, enjoyed ...p.d.

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 2:25:00 PM
    powerful write Liz...

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 11:54:00 AM
    She should leave her brain to science : ) love Elizabeth

    landon-lane Avatar elizabeth landon-lane
    Date: 12/17/2012 12:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, but I really don't think science wants anything to do with a brain like mine!!!