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A Greener Grass

You think I have a pretty face My dresses weaved from frills and lace You think that I'm a spoilt brat with diamonds around my neck and roses in my bed You think I own the pot of gold A blissful future to behold You think I live on a greener grass but you know nothing No ,you know nothing about my past There are chapters still on hold A thousand words untold There's emotion still enclosed in a lacrimal drop There is a tasteless tale,a colourless spume and large waves that fall on the shore There's a silent cry which keeps yelling why which keeps loving and hating,mending and breaking Pushing ,embracing our God My unfaithful devotion keeps begging in motion Asking what,where,when,and how long For how long should I wait for to feel the affection, love and protection to listen to daddy singing for me just one birthday song For how long should I pray for,to listen to daddy just calling out my name on the phone You think I have a pretty face My dresses weaved from frills and lace You think that I'm a spoilt brat with diamonds around my neck and roses in my bed You think I own the pot of gold A blissful future to behold You think I live on a greener grass but you know nothing No, you know nothing about my past You know nothing about the way I feel About deep scars that would never heal You just keep thinking that I live I live on a greener grass.

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  1. Date: 2/1/2015 12:45:00 AM

    Hey Charms, I just realized that your incredible work was recognized as "Poem Of The Day" a couple of days ago.. Many congratulations!!
  1. Date: 1/31/2015 10:00:00 PM

    This one found needed air...nicely done, Char!
  1. Date: 1/31/2015 4:16:00 PM

    Charms, to the one who knows the green grass is brown.. Dormat at best and close to death: I've had money, fame, and companionship.. The paradise others will spend a life hoping, striving, even praying for. It was empty, meaningless, even tragic. I know about this grass you speak of! So sorry for hidden pain. Diamonds can't mend a broken heart!
  1. Date: 1/31/2015 12:20:00 PM

    I see that you were honored with Poet of the day ! I surly know why ! Enjoy the lights dear ! Have a blessed weekend.........much love, james
  1. Date: 1/31/2015 10:45:00 AM

    and you move me again, dear charms as you gently weave lines into a hauntingly divine work... a fav!.. hugggs
  1. Date: 1/31/2015 12:25:00 AM

    Sweet
  1. Date: 1/30/2015 6:42:00 PM

    deep touching beautiful pen charmaine congratulations on poem of the day dear pal excellent piece
  1. Date: 1/30/2015 5:18:00 PM

    Charma, Congratulation on POTD!! A most intriguing write indeed. Very Well-Done and Most Deserved!! Best Always, Gary
  1. Date: 1/30/2015 2:48:00 AM

    Congratulations on being honered with POTD Charmaine with this deeply moving poem. Blessings, Connie
  1. Date: 1/30/2015 12:07:00 AM

    Congratulations on POTD, i find such sadness in the words of you have written. I think of the old saying you cannot judge a book by it's cover, more people should take the true meaning of this to heart. Love Shane xxx
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 10:30:00 PM

    We just skim the surface when it comes to the complexities that make a person. Most people put up a brave face and hide the turmoil inside. We miss our parents when they pass but it is so much harder when we see them but cannot communicate due to their physical or mental impairments. May God keep a watchful hand over you at all times my dear friend. Hugs Ron
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 7:49:00 PM

    Got a nice flow to it Charmaine...
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 6:34:00 PM

    Quite a powerful Poem-Statement!WOW!BEAUTIFUL!...---...
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 6:33:00 PM

    Love it!Can I copy it!
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 5:26:00 PM

    Quite a powerful statement...we make too many assumptions about others, when often the reality is the opposite. Well penned.
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 5:01:00 PM

    Deep emotional write Charma - many congrats of POTD:-) Hugs jan x
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 2:24:00 PM

    Powerful deep emotions Charmaine, like seams of past wanting's parental. Life's tough, but without such what a parent offers as life progresses, is sad through what ever. I simply adore your poetry, James xx
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 2:08:00 PM

    Mowing your lawn, trimming the edges, and reshaping the landscape of truth. Bravo and congrats!!
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 1:30:00 PM

    Hey Charmaine, a very deeply expressed personal truth. Congratulations on your poem being chosen as Poem of the Day. Well deserved..Hope your father is doing better too. Neva
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 1:22:00 PM

    Congratulations on being chosen TPOD...this is a reminder to look deeper than the surface. We all have suffered pain and sorrow...no one is immune despite appearances. It's much easier to extend kindness than to judge....love and blessings, Rhonda
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 12:27:00 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jom1n67_QOY That is one of my favorites to play on the guitar. It must have inspired you to write this poem. Jim Horn
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 9:02:00 AM

    Your words sing of a heart's need . . . come and sit down, hear my story and tell me yours . . . our yearning for love that is not in a hurry but breathes deeply of our life-soul. Outstanding dear Charma! Much love and light.
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 8:45:00 AM

    Some great and deserved comments here. This one is well worth reading several times. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 8:05:00 AM

    Congratulations on Poem of the Day, Charmaine. Yes, we don't know how someone’s life has been until we walk in their shoes. 7 Blessings to you my friend eve
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 5:32:00 AM

    Congratulations Charma... a lovely poem deserving to be chosen POTD...hugs,nad!
  1. Date: 1/29/2015 3:52:00 AM

    Congratulations Charma on your beautiful lyric being chosen as the featured poem today....hugs Tim
  1. Date: 1/28/2015 5:03:00 PM

    yes, it is so true that we can never know all there is to know of a person. You depicted that so well. Don't judge a book by its cover.
  1. Date: 1/28/2015 3:33:00 PM

    Okay, you have just woven a tale that what we think we see isn't always the real story behind it. Just because someone has a plush life does not mean they are free from ordinary problems. I found another use for tears, that and your lovely, if sad, poem has made this read mentally uplifting.
  1. Date: 1/28/2015 1:03:00 PM

    Thanks for your warm comnents friends..Much appreciated!Just in.case the poem is misleading,I do have a father ,but he ve been ill for many years,and due to his illness it was impossible to be there in all ways any other dad would.Thanks for reading,Still,life is beautiful!!!!
  1. Date: 1/28/2015 11:48:00 AM

    Sweetie...you touched my heart. This poem of yours touched my heart...Especially the part about the tears. Ah...people often assume so much. I know. Just want you to know...I think you are a very special woman with phenomenal grace and skill. That is the truth...and no assumption. Love you
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