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Sleeves of the Soul

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Sleeves of the Soul

our hearts were once joined,
 
now apart the degrees
 
of separation are burning,
 
my wounds are weeping 
 
there is no other day
 
 
 
judgment came yesterday
 
Autumn leaves began their journey
 
as my night was laid to rest
 
the walls started falling down
 
scattering the Rose of Sharon 
 
 
 
a bed of flowers to die in
 
a place to lay my weary head
 
I can no longer go walkabout
 
black smoke is streaming
 
a signal, all is not well
 
 
 
there is only one reality, now
 
tomorrow has yet to come
 
yesterday is already history
 
I must savor these last
 
moments, sucking in each drop
 
 
 
in desperation I prayed for hope
 
for the will to fight again
 
but also for the strength to let go
 
my fingers slowly lost their grip
 
creeping my purchase crumbled
 
 
 
sinking ever deeper
 
becoming an automaton
 
I am going through the motions
 
watching the lights extinguish
 
along with my last grain of sanity
 
 
 
the cloudy waters of my heart
 
dream poems, writing of the light
 
I can surf the stars once again
 
the lip curls, it is folding my heart
 
and creasing my mind
 
 
 
sanity has fled on golden wings
 
as sleeves of soul sway in the breeze

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 6:13:00 AM

    Oh MY! You have so much heart in your poems, welcome to our soup cauldron, you add such a lovely flavor, thank you for your great poems, have a great day, may the angels thread your path, xxx Rose M

    Eggins Avatar Jayne Eggins Date: 4/19/2013 6:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ive been a member here for a few years now I have had time away due to ill health but I am doing great atm and I am enjoying writing thanks for the read and the lovely comment love Jayne x
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 9:01:00 PM

    Enjoyed. What a wonderful write. Thanks for giving me a little your time to read my work too.

    Eggins Avatar Jayne Eggins Date: 4/14/2013 4:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anthony it was my pleasure reading your work, I cant thank you enough love Jayne
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 2:04:00 PM

    Jayne, your poem is amazing, an excellent write all the way! Much Love and respect ~*~ SKAT

    Eggins Avatar Jayne Eggins Date: 4/14/2013 4:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Skat I am very happy you enjoyed my poem thanks for the visit and the wonderful comment love Jayne
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 10:11:00 PM

    Jayne, this is awesome . Enjoyed stopping by this evening. Thank you for sharing, ~Always & Forever *LINDA

    Eggins Avatar Jayne Eggins Date: 4/13/2013 4:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Linda Very glad you enjoyed my poem thanks for stopping by :) love Jayne x
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 11:51:00 AM

    Your tender style softens the harshness in life. I was not disappointed in the ending. It made my arms want to fill the shirtsleeves of your soul....... Hugs..... Jake

    Eggins Avatar Jayne Eggins Date: 4/13/2013 4:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Jake I am touched by your comment and I am very happy you liked it hugs Jayne x
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:02:00 AM

    The last line is filled with such imagery...I can just see a shirt, hanging on the line, and the sleeves are blowing about. It is hard to let go, of many things, especially life, but I think all is well in keeping with the thought, 'Let go, and let God.' Wonderful poem, Jayne. hugs, Catie :)

    Eggins Avatar Jayne Eggins Date: 4/13/2013 4:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Catie I really appreciate your comment, I worked hard on this one so its nice to know those hours of work have paid off, love and hugs Jayne x
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 5:58:00 AM

    Just faved this poem and faved you too..So very glad to have been introduced to you and your poetry - Tim

    Eggins Avatar Jayne Eggins Date: 4/13/2013 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, I am very happy you enjoy my poetry its a great compliment love Jayne x
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 4:27:00 AM

    This is absolutely elegant and stunning poetry, Jayne...'my wounds are weeping'...Wow - Tim

    Eggins Avatar Jayne Eggins Date: 4/12/2013 5:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for a wonderful comment its very much appreciated love and hugs JC