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Caul Bearer

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Caul Bearer

I am what you call a bearer of the "caul"
I was born with a veil that covered my face
It's supposed to be a sign of many things
For me this caul has given me the future 
It is not something I can control 
These things I see or feel
Sometimes they just overwhelm 
I'm brought down to my knees
It's when they're strong and frighten me
I don't know where to turn 
I know I'll sound quite insane if I share
The feelings of gloom that pain me so
But every now and then, I get a hint
From one close and dear,that shares the caul
Of something coming near 

We do not have to say or explain the feelings
In our heads
We know by now it's from the caul 
That wields and shares its doom
I never know exactly when or where
The tragedy will occur
Only feel the emotions that each event procures
It becomes a albatross I carry round my neck
This gift I was born with,Foresees fear and death
I wish I wasn't the one to carry this cross
It's knowledge is not of hope just misery and loss. 

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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:12:00 PM
    Hi Jennifer, Congratulations with your winning secret poem In Judy's " tell me your secret " contest.. thank you for sharing :-) :-) :-). Always & Forever * PD

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 7:22:00 AM
    Jen....Wow. Captured me....Caleb

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver
    Date: 4/15/2013 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kind of cool eh? Read up on the caul. It's interesting folklore or ????
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 9:04:00 PM
    Thank you for entering my contest

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver
    Date: 4/15/2013 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for my win!!!! J
  1. Date: 4/8/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Yes, it is true. The nurse gave it to my mother and she kept it. It has been misplaced though, one of us has it. I guess they didn't want to drown lol. Many caul births today are unrecognized because the doctors break the sack early ect Just google Caul and read up on the lore about we caul- bearers. Some are into the dark side, I am not. This is for my secret contest.

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 3:36:00 PM
    gosh, this is true you were born with it? I never heard of such a thing. very interesting, Jennifer. (and especially if you can foresee things!)

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 10:59:00 PM
    Hi Jennifer, Thnx for your visit, I am hearing of caulbearers for the first time, dont worry, it's a divine gift. but is it only tragedies u could foretell, and not happy things? nice write!! Jag

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver
    Date: 4/7/2013 11:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sometimes happy like someone newly with child. But it is rare
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Hello Jenifer, I'm sad that you have to carry such knowledge like this. I'm not sure if the gift is bad, when foreseeing the future. thank you for sharing this burden. your wrote it well... always~ Linda

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver
    Date: 4/7/2013 8:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda, your support is always here. It's a strange secret I hide, but not as unusual as one might think. Read about caul bearers. It's quite interesting. J