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Gifted by Mercy

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Gifted by Mercy

Call the doctor! The pain that had imbued itself in my heart,
rises up to greet the day when I see you and her holding hands.

Never again! That’s what you said.
And my foolish heart greedily breathed in your lies.
They say, it’s better to love and loose than to love not - 
clearly they haven’t pinched the depth of my hurt.

My feet swim to the park as my mind knits the extent of your betrayal.
Laughter invades my space as I’m statued on the bench: kids, parents, lovers.

And I ... I have NO ONE… My tears sting defiantly…
My eyes clap together, threatening to unleash the callous dam.

There she runs this three foot girl and hands over a laughing flower.
My head staggers towards her, my hand quivers as I feel
the blood indent in my veins within the stretch.
My muscles start a jerky dance as my fingers open to perceive the gift.
A gift of mercy… it dawns on me and thoroughly wrings my heart.

My nose tastes the honest smell…wobbly I hug it gently in my palm…
…My throat stretches…my lips strut – I can only manage
a meager thanks for one who has refurbished my faith in humanity.


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  1. Date: 10/11/2013 7:09:00 PM

    Damn, you know how to transfer your energy through the power of words... i felt the hurt, the loneliness, and the blessing!

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 4:33:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 6:36:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 7:08:00 AM

    Girl this is sad, but beautiful. Sounds like you need a friend to hold your hand. Please read ( Letter To A Friend ) Many blessings. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 12:58:00 PM

    Vicky, a very delicate poem that come from your heart ... lovely. - -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 7:52:00 AM

    You touch me with your words, you have a gift my dear. Everything you write is infused with humanity. Your words cry out to be heard. My ears are willing recepticals. Thank you for this gift. Please read my response to the comment you made to my poem. Have a great day.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/22/2012 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are welcome. Without a doubt you are one of my favorite writers on the Soup. Do you have plans of writing a book? I think it would be very powerful.
    Tsiluma Avatar Vicky Tsiluma Date: 11/22/2012 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, just read your words. Thank you.