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Below is the poem entitled Erie which was written by poet Jeremy Martin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I owe so much to you 
When you pulled at me,
Tugged me from my toiling, 
When I was crouched low,
In the kitchen, blurry choke of tears 
I saw the outline of your peninsula 
Etched in florescent blue in my mind
A little red star on a map 
Such a hard drive (for me and the Ford) 
But I, swept into the arms of that gentle house, 
Saw a clearing in the nettles, one that I could pass through
And those turned to violets that kissed me as I was waking up 
And going to bed, listening to the healing black wind 
Through the many cracked windows 
Presque Isle with her flags and sea glass 
The promise of going to Canada 
Turning my head to look at the lake, that dark lake
Itself enigmatic- a sea but not a sea 
I think about that, brush the snowy sand from my palms 
Yes, in a way,
That could be me 

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  1. Date: 10/8/2013 10:16:00 AM
    I've been to Presge. Beautiful place, beautiful poem. Love, daver

    austin Avatar daver austin
    Date: 10/8/2013 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry - Presque.
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Nice experience beautifully penned. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 11:05:00 AM
    Such a beautiful tribute to a beloved place. This goes on my favs to read over. You are so talented. SuZ

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 12:10:00 AM
    I had been many times on the Erie. It brings back some nice memories

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 3:45:00 PM
    I felt the serenity of this unique experience of being at Lake Erie. Some settings are so spiritually attached to our memory that when we think of it we feel as though we are right there in that moment again. Excellent writing :)

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 2:49:00 PM
    I wondered at the imagery of this and how you related your emotions to lake erie. that's what it was , right? Not sure I totally understood your poem, but I got the feeling from it that you long to be with someone that gives you good memories. It 's a beautiful and deep poem!!

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 9:07:00 AM
    love this pulls you in and takes you along a journey....great images in this beautiful piece!

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 5:11:00 AM
    Jeremy a lovely ode that tells a beautiful story Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 4:33:00 AM
    - A beautiful way to tell a small part of a life ..... (I had to read it .... and read it again .... and again ..) - Thanks. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)