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My Gift

Meddlesome acknowledgement was my gift to many
I wondered where the nutrients were coming from
I was absorbing your words, parched by my own dimming light-years
There I was stunned by the legion of black-faced martyrs

Exasperation of the undeniable misunderstanding of every conceivable word 
Left me with another path onto death
And not nearly dying, but regenerating in technological, factorial woe
Demon thoughts squeezed bile from the brim of subconscious drivel  
Accelerating the ghouls from the gull of my esophagus 

I was held down from the dreams of the fortnight
From words of architecture ascending from the brims of the archangels 
Eyes remained closed
And I felt the actual descent of my downfall
I did not open my eyes at all

I did not mean to pry into your life, oh beautiful soul
Please accept my gift today
My fierce gaze into your lavishing grail
Led me to accept and love where I often fail
I am no longer smothered in your intricate designs
Though I am surely small to you
Though I feel only a fraction of a fool
I am the hidden spark under the timbers of lies

I am the hidden spark under the timbers of lies

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 9:46:00 AM
    I can't imagine that anyone would think of you as meddlesome. I love that you have such a gentle way of speaking your mind. The code you use makes all of your work such a pleasure to fathom. You are a gentle breeze--not a sledge hammer. You are and become the hidden spark. That you feel this in your heart is a blessing. This is something I can use in my own life and I thank you for it.

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 2:21:00 PM
    Beautiful humility, beautiful fight in your Faith Laura - 'I am the hidden spark under the timber of lies...' luscious wisdom & art - a line, a sentiment to remember! J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 11:10:00 AM
    Very interesting write, Laura....My favorite line? Exasperation of the undeniable misunderstanding of every conceivable word. Today it is leading me on the road to death as well! You have such a unique way of expressing your thoughts....playing with words....Like the repetition of the last line there...powerful ending. Take care, my dear...