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Dismembered

I had a love, but it flew like a 
bird
out of the cage, but never 
heard.

I had a voice that spoke with 
tenderness,
rendered softly, but now I 
digress.       

I had a charm that melted like 
butter.
Now it's forming artery clutter.

I ballooned lungs, possessing 
your air,
but your absence left a 
pulmonary tear.

I had wide eyes endulged with 
beauty,
but they can't relay what a 
heart can see.    

I had a heart that beat like a 
drum,
but it's been chewed like shoe-
stuck gum.

I had honey dance in my 
playful mouth.
Now it's tasted onion, hard to 
brush out.

I had a belly that held 
butterflies.
Now they've come out like once 
hidden lies.

I had tickled ears filled with 
your melody.
They pranced like deer, into a tree.

I had pennies wasted on vain 
wishes.
Now they're poisoning the 
fishes 
   
I had a nose filled with rose's 
scent,
but it blew with the breeze, a 
memory spent.

I had smooth arms secure in 
your care.
Now they're free, yet lonely, 
bare.

I had soft hands, interlocked 
with yours.
Now they hold open their own 
doors.

I had silken legs you loved to 
caress.
I keep them neatly under my 
dress.

I had eyebrows raised with 
arousal.
Now they're abased, full of 
sorrow.

I had a smile, like a child's for 
cake.
I still wear one, but it's a fake.

I had instincts, but I let them 
go,
like a rambling tongue, for 
ego's show.    

I had a feeling this would end,
but remained devoted like an 
owing friend.

I had deep wounds, dripping 
with blood.
The stains are hidden under the 
rug.

I had regrets of the worst kind,
but I've released them, lost in 
time.

I had a self, differently sorted,
vibrantly alive, now aborted.


by Juliet Ligon
for Giorgio's "Favorite Poem" 
contest

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 1:03:00 AM
    wow, so many vivid contrasts to enjoy in this favorite poem of yours. Glad to see it posted. And I see it won the contest, so BIG congrats.

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 6:24:00 PM
    Juliet, , Congratulations on 'Your own favorite poem contest." I truly miss reading and scanning poems from the winning contest list. Hope you are well! Always & Forever * Linda

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 5:37:00 PM
    Lost love will do that to a person! I think we can all relate to this poem. I like the flow of your words here, and the rhyming was great, too. I really love the title! Very nice work, Juliet! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you so much for the kind congrats on my poem!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:59:00 PM
    CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN! A LOVELY POEM .

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Kiran!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Debbie!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Juliet! Congrats on your great work and victory! A 7 fave! :) G.

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/3/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, sir! : )
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Insane roller coaster of a writing. Tremendous impact in your lines. Well done!

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Drake!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:04:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Juliet

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Dr!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:55:00 AM
    very beautifully crafted piece

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Liam!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 6:26:00 AM
    Congrats Juliet, A very nice win and a well written poem...Roger

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Roger!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:42:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest: - A favorite poem of yours! -by Giorgio V. - A clear favorite poem! - Well done, Juliet !! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Anne Lise!
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Dear Juliet - Every image displays unique ability to tweak the cobwebs called my brain. "I had a charm that it melted like butter. Now it's forming artery clutter." "I had pennies wasted on vain wishes. Now they're poisoning the fishes" Blood stains hidden under the rug. Amazing poem. love, Kathy -

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Kathryn!