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into the wedge

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into the wedge

I recall it too well....

the sound of a phone call, still rings in my ears
squeezing my chest.....squeezing my chest...

the sun sinking low, into the west
along with my heart
cold, under a blood-red sky

as we drove into the wedge of dusk
on the edge of our seats
in a frozen state 
on that icy slope
I was holding my breath in the liquid silence
coping........not coping
engaging in warfare
of knowing, without really knowing
how to hope, ...or what to hope for

but deep down
sensing, the war was over...

my torso was rocking
without my control......forward and backwards
a life of it's own
a balm for raw nerves, I couldn't calm down
something to do, something to do
knowing, but not knowing
be hopeful, or be resigned?
coping? not well
 ...knowing, but not knowing

yet, somehow fearing
the war was over....

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on that night that would change all...

he clung to the wheel......I clung to the seat
we clung to our prayers, but what was done, will be done...
what is gone.....will be gone

as we drove into the wedge of night
watching the moon replace the sun without remorse
we stayed on course, without a word between us said
but a slither of light on the horizon
filling my head with visions of birds on the wing
flying into the clouds
like a sign
as a shroud
taking my eyes
taking my hope
taking the doubt
taking instead
my own resistance
to what I already knew
it all
meant

what was done....will be done
what is gone....will be gone
losing hope....is losing hope
the war was over...

what is left 
we must accept




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  1. Date: 1/31/2014 7:14:00 PM
    This poem is quite suspenseful and powerful. I found myself reading faster and faster, because I wanted to see what was going to happen at the end. An excellent write, Carrie! Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 4:51:00 PM
    i was hooked all the way, carrie.. the anticipation of what could happen next is mind blowing... tremendous piece, carrie!,, huggs

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 4:49:00 PM
    Congratulations on this win... It was building and moving...

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 8:20:00 AM
    You had me from start to finish. I just love this poem.congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 6:27:00 AM
    Wonderful poem and congrats on the fine win, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 5:42:00 AM
    very deep and soul searching Carrie expertly pen congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 3:09:00 AM
    Excellently penned Carrie! I love how the events develop and the sentiments expressed. It's good to keep hope alive but when it comes to let go, we should have the courage to let go. You've said it best.

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 1:01:00 PM
    Carrie, you know this is deserved because Debbie is discerning and I agree 100%--if this ain't being nothing is--is this also about your daughter hon, because it speaks to me in that way because I remember the night! Hugs

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Congrats, Carrie, on this very moving piece...the torso rocking is so me! Can't keep still when I'm nervous! What an amazing theme this was on as well. War....what is left, we must accept..with His grace we move on! :) Thanks for your visits to my work. Hugs

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 9:17:00 PM
    Congratulations carrie, wonderful write :) really enjoyed .....ty4 sharing

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 6:57:00 PM
    Nice!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Captivating, smoothly flowing, and intriguing, it is great, Congrats, Carrie!!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie ....a wonderful piece...as Debbie says, "you are full of surprises.

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Way to go Carrie, an exceptional piece.

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 5:38:00 PM
    YOU GO GIRL.......

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 5:25:00 PM
    This is a very powerful write Carrie, congratulations on your 1st place win xxx

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 2:04:00 PM
    Carrie I so love the message in your Narrative. A well deserve 1st place win. Congratulations on yor marvelous win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:53:00 PM
    I was so glad to see some one take the ball and run, I would never have guessed this was YOU and that means you are not a one trick pony! LOL Congrad's on Your WIN!

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 12:26:00 PM
    Wow...'The wedge of night'...Perfect description...Great wisdom and insight displayed here, Carrie...especially the last two verses...Wow - Tim

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Its really great to read that. a risky ride has taught us a great value.