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Little Glistening Salmon

“Momma… what are those lights up there?” “Those are salmon fish, glistening in the sky…” … She begs to understand your fears, your passions, your pursuits She is down on her knees, and you above Feeling the tears drip from the heavenly precipice… She wants to catch them in her eye And truly… see And she does see….far off…beyond the shade, Beyond every single worry river… Two pairs of eyes across the way Glistening with perception, set upon a face so serene… A warrior stance of their own, the eyes gaze… She is both torn and joyous to meet them, And had she dared to look away, the cares would flee And thoughts would spew faster than the rapids… Where the salmon skid upon the rock… Only to be grabbed and mauled by the world Those eyes reveal a face…a mind so sharp, yet loving Unraveling a heart that could bear the strongest boulders Hurling them higher than the moon… Watch! Little glistening salmon fish floating in space Her giggles would make you smile, The lights in her eyes would melt you and shape you Her and your heart you would both hold so close In almost an innocent embrace Then, suddenly, in that moment, a newness would emerge Something deeper than anyone has ever imagined to feel Not two—but one would understand For one you would become Yet… there are so many questions she longs to ask you So many…yet does she carry those answers? Are they written upon the skies? In the trees…or the bustling breeze? In the small recesses of a child’s imagination? …. “Why do the salmon float in space, Mamma?” Her hand squeezes the child’s palm affectionately… “Because his love for her was so great…that he lifted the greatest, strongest boulders from the creeks…the salmon would skid upon the rocks only to be met by the great paws of the bears…but before they were caught and devoured by the hungry creatures of this world, the Great Warrior with eyes of justice hurled all of them toward the moon just to see her smile… the stars you see…are the fish that are free!”

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 4/6/2016 2:36:00 AM
Boy, I'm happy that I've went a few pages back in your poetry list ... this was a gem and a beauty, dear Poet. So many layers of meaning, and written with tenderness and imagination. Salmons are rebels in and of themselves ... but star salmon? A lovely thought that stretches my brain to possibilities. Reading the comments you got on this one ... well deserving of the praise! I think I will put this into my favorites as well.
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Date: 9/9/2014 6:57:00 PM
Go directly to my favs, do not pass go...
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/10/2014 1:20:00 AM
Your comment made me smile wide... thank you so much for reading this one! ~Laura
Date: 9/8/2014 4:53:00 PM
You deserve a top 7 rating for this captivating write, Laura! I enjoyed it immensely. Reminds me of my inquisitive granddaughter...and it amazes me how I always manage to find answers that are pleasing to her! Your answer is beautiful and inspiring! // paul
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/10/2014 1:23:00 AM
Thank you... I am glad you liked the answer... your comment makes me very happy. ~Laura
Date: 9/7/2014 2:56:00 AM
this is incredibly great....
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/10/2014 1:24:00 AM
Malik, you are incredibly great... I really enjoyed reading your poetry, and I can't wait to see more posted. You are sweet to read my work. Thank you. ~Laura
Date: 9/6/2014 9:28:00 PM
This is a love legend that has my soul's rapids coursing fast Laura. This poem has so much love and an original spiritual vision, I'm awed...it can be so easing to ignore the stars of love when there is worry and doubt, to stand our eyes to beauty takes a real bravery. For the child's imagination has less worry of truths immaculate beauty. Amazing poetry, a new Poetry from your soft Quill Laura...J.A.B.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/10/2014 1:26:00 AM
To awe you is amazing. I apologize, I am not good or consistent with responses. I will say though that this comment was very sweet and insightful.. Wishing you a peaceful night.. ~Laura
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/10/2014 1:26:00 AM
With responding * rather.. : )
Date: 9/6/2014 5:09:00 PM
Impressive Laura ....how do you find the time to keep writing ... i keep worrying my next piece won't be as good as my last so don't try 'til I feel really inspired.....takes the spontaneity out of it though....lols hope your weeks going well
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/10/2014 1:30:00 AM
I would have to say I am the same way, in the sense that I fear about the quality of my newest piece compared to my older ones. My inspiration suddenly comes, and sometimes at the most inconvenient of times.. Like in the restroom, like in a classroom during a lecture... or while I am not around a computer or notebook. Thank you Peter. Have a great rest of the week. ~Laura