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close the curtains

she half-heartedly stares
out the window, as if a mirror

the tree stands there
fragile and frail
uprooted, ready to snap
beneath the weight of winter
icicles hang like daggers to a heart

she sees no beauty in this
but she never liked her anyhow

she closes her eyes
and sees him there
as if an old photo
she traces the edges

she remembers the blush
beneath his touch
and sees it as it splashes
early morning skies

she knows there is no warmth
from sun beneath winters wrath
it unattainable like his heart

she realizes he never loved her
he can't, he doesn't know how

she glances towards the mirror
as if staring out the window
and sees the same 
she sees no beauty in this
but she never liked her anyhow

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Date: 10/13/2019 6:38:00 PM
Strong write Sandra love comes and goes when we are young but self-hate lasts a lifetime if we let it. Don't let it! Good poem.
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Date: 10/13/2019 6:47:00 PM
Thank you Eric....i won't ever let it ruin me....it's just one of my many poetic creations.... :)
Date: 10/12/2019 11:00:00 PM
thought provoking; deeply written
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Date: 10/13/2019 6:46:00 PM
Thank you Mahtab :)
Date: 10/11/2019 1:16:00 PM
I like. You now her so well. The poem means a lot. Thanks for sharing. And, congrats on your Feature.
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Date: 10/13/2019 6:46:00 PM
thank you so much Marilyn for the visit and the comment :)
Date: 10/11/2019 11:30:00 AM
You are an amazing poet. I loved this. Ann
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Date: 10/11/2019 11:52:00 AM
Thank you my friend...i saw it was on the home screen the other day...funny how soup brings back the older poems from time to time and you have to read your own poem to remember it fully... :) hugs
Date: 6/12/2019 6:33:00 PM
I'm really enjoying your writing, I think I may have a new fave poet!
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Date: 6/12/2019 7:48:00 PM
wow~ Thank you for your kind words! I had been absent a few years but remember you and your fine poetry~
Date: 5/26/2017 9:12:00 PM
Beautiful poem, Sandra. Sad yet captivating in its honesty. Good imagery on those feelings we all relate to. Enjoyable overall. Check out some of my poems, might find some you like. Peace.
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Date: 11/19/2016 7:33:00 AM
Nice pen, Louis.
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Date: 2/17/2016 2:43:00 AM
A very deep and emotional tidal wave ride of words...great write Sandra
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Date: 2/18/2016 11:12:00 AM
thank you Brian :)
Date: 2/13/2016 2:18:00 PM
Deep and profound. Much to ponder here, Sandra. Thank you for sharing. Elaine
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Date: 2/13/2016 2:22:00 PM
thank you...i can take nature and find emotions to fit the scene often...
Date: 2/13/2016 1:59:00 PM
Like how you weave your thoughts about the surroundings in nature with your emotions. Icicles hang like daggers to the heart ... that whole stanza was my favorite. Made me think of the heaviness of unpleasant thoughts, and how given enough time - shatter.
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Date: 2/13/2016 2:01:00 PM
thank you....nature often is my inspiration and for some reason is easiest for me to look at something in nature and compare my feelings...
Date: 2/10/2016 5:03:00 AM
Deep, emotional, sad and beautiful, Sandra. Excellent write. T.J
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Date: 2/13/2016 2:02:00 PM
thank you TJ...my muse often finds words to express sadness through nature...
Date: 2/8/2016 3:35:00 PM
Sandra, I somehow missed this one. You are so good at evoking sadness in your poetry. You can become the female Poe! (well, he writes creepy too!!) Loved the metaphor of this one.
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Date: 2/13/2016 2:03:00 PM
lol, never been compared to Poe, although I had been compared to Sylvia Plath with some of my darker pieces.... hugs
Date: 2/7/2016 9:43:00 AM
Inspired by the winter blues and beautifully expressed Sandra. #7
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Date: 2/7/2016 6:25:00 PM
thank you so much! I love good sunrises and sunsets, winter skies often hide them and blend everything a cinder gray! hugs
Date: 2/7/2016 6:39:00 AM
- Look for the little things ..... it's beauty - a little sad poem ...... sun and spring is in front of us - A happy Sunday to you, Sandra :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/7/2016 9:08:00 AM
i will be so happy when winter exits...we were lucky the first part of it with warmer than normal temperatures...can't wait for the sun and warmth again....hugs :)
Date: 2/7/2016 5:53:00 AM
A cold winter and a cold heart combine together to create a sad atmosphere. I love the imagery and what it leads up to, Sandra. Perhaps you're right...best to draw the curtains, now that this lovely poem has been written:) ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 2/7/2016 9:06:00 AM
thank you Paul...nature often inspires me...winter is kind of drab, the other seasons have so much more to offer!
Date: 2/7/2016 2:46:00 AM
Beautiful in all its poignancy and pain. 7. Hi Sandra. I've been here for a little over a year... let me say, welcome back! Kim
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Date: 2/7/2016 9:03:00 AM
thank you...nice to meet you! :)
Date: 2/6/2016 8:57:00 AM
Good morning Sandra, this is deep. Why would she be so negative? I really like this, I say maybe it's all in her mind. You have an excellent way of expressing the pain. Love LINDA
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Date: 2/6/2016 9:30:00 AM
Good Morning Linda...i was listening to jar of hearts and this just came to me...i never liked winter, not much beauty around, except glimpses of sunrises or freshly fallen snow...but nature often inspires me...Thanks for the visit...love and hugs Sandy