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Mending life

i watched you take the needle,
thread the eye, cautiously,
as if one wrong slip could draw blood
and make it drip down, like tears in fine lines
or little rows just hemmed.

mend it tight! tie the knot,
before it slips away
like a lost little soul,
tuck it under, crooked little loop,
no one will notice what lies underneath,
flawed by your unsteady hands.

go ahead, unravel life
as if it were an old rag,
tattered from abuse,
toss it out, disregard what you made,
you can't go on mending something
so full of holes, it's an unworthy cause.

don't you see?
(i watched you thread my eye)
you slipped and bled yourself dry,
(i still cry in little rows,
tucked beneath your life)
yet, i'm still flawed the same,
(crooked little loop)
and no one notices,
they only see you, through me,
(who died anyway)?

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  1. Date: 9/2/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Your poetry is some of the best I have read here. I am in awe ! You have been so kind with your comments on my own......but I see that you can write what I can only wish to write........this is wonderful!

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 2:42:00 PM
    very good Sandra a powerful write Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 9:57:00 AM
    Your metaphors are crafted very well...very nicely penned

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 9:40:00 AM
    Wow is right! This what writing poetry is all about and special enough to fav!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/31/2013 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Craig...have a great weekend! Hugs
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 8:48:00 AM
    wow.. wow... Sandra.. what a poem!!! xox...Linda

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/29/2013 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Linda :) Hugs
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 2:33:00 AM
    Very beautiful and painful. It reminds me a little bit of the Bjork song 'Unravel', but yours cuts deeper.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/29/2013 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jeremy...going to have to check that song out....have a great day!
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 2:17:00 AM
    Hi Sandra, Well crafted write..I liked this one from you.. Ken

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/29/2013 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Ken! Hugs
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 7:51:00 PM
    This is a very powerful write Sandra it goes straight for my heart, I truly enjoy your poem, so glad I stopped by tonight, have peaceful dreams my dearest one xxx

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/29/2013 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Mystic...I hope you have a great day! Hugs
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Oh wow....this is an awesome write!!! Best read tonight thus far!!!! :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/29/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow, thanks for your kind words! Have a great day! Hugs
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Stunning...

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/27/2013 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so very much Tim...I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment....hugs
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 3:25:00 PM
    I loved how you began threading the needle beautiful piece

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/27/2013 6:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, hugs
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Twisted & intense. This writing contained very dark & gripping lines. Tremendous job!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 8/27/2013 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind words Drake...have a great night...hugs