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she always knew her shadow of grey would never inspire moments of amber gold and olive her residence had been a tapestry of silent tolerance questioned by fear of who she really was she shuffled from place to place and back committing only if she new a way out so often no one really knew of her worth it would get erased each time she closed a door as she often did for most she arrived as a magnificent spark burning incredible moments of forever imprints just as quickly a candle quivering unsettled afterthoughts to those who tried to latch to her light but she had never lived what others considered life it was an illusion that she never understood one to sorrowful to settle her sensitive stem it would smother her oxygen and sift her energy when her heart finally had enough of the farcical she would lock her walls fold her life and paint her windows black she would sit in hush waiting for any like one to come to water no one ever did when the wound became absolute she ran away from herself aloof to the weight of moments anchored to her heart no longer questioning or reasoning but content to not be until there was no more she sat in silent playgrounds listening to children laughing she enjoyed the indulgence of a soft encounter with hope she watched as the last crimpled leaf fell from its tree dangling in a winters breath she found pleasure knowing that life existed and when over could walk gently away with no hesitation or need to stay she was the swimmer who contently dove every evening into an ocean of sand her breath was a privilege rewarded moment by moment a mirror reflecting her smile could no longer see the mirror had found faith to console all of her unseen tangled wounds watching a flowing river with daffodils and garbage the journey became her solace all else was smoke It was then she would remember emptiness floats into butter colored warmth because it needs to heal sadness was the addiction of re-living anything that ever made ones heart soar perfection lives in gratitude of complete imperfection imperfection is the essence of hope at birth rising

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Date: 9/20/2018 12:53:00 PM
Hello Gabrielle, imperfection is the essence of life of hope at birth. I agree. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 9/7/2018 5:04:00 PM
You've got it, girl! Aloha! Rico
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Gabrielle Jordan
Date: 9/7/2018 9:53:00 PM
Rico, thank you! XOXOXO Do you happen to live in Hawaii? I lived in Wahiwa some years back. Such peaceful memories!
Date: 9/7/2018 4:59:00 PM
Nice piece Gabrielle with real good imagery displayed. Blessings,Gordon
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Gabrielle Jordan
Date: 9/7/2018 9:54:00 PM
Thank you Gordon. Have a good evening...
Date: 9/7/2018 1:55:00 AM
Caren pretty much summed up my response to this poem! Too many amazing lines & favorite parts to list here... Although it flows and fits together perfectly, many of the stanzas could stand alone as poems in their own right. This is a masterpiece. Thank you so much for sharing!
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Gabrielle Jordan
Date: 9/7/2018 8:18:00 AM
Rhona, Happy Friday! Thanks so much!
Date: 9/6/2018 4:05:00 AM
I started to highlight sections of this poem that called to my heart and seemed to be speaking directly to me. Finally giving up and hitting the FAV button as all of the lines are profound, and unique. I will return to this poem again and again, Gabrielle. So nicely penned!
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Gabrielle Jordan
Date: 9/6/2018 4:04:00 PM
Caren, I am so happy to hear that it touched you. Have a good evening!:)
Date: 9/5/2018 4:23:00 PM
emptiness floats into butter colored warmth because it needs to heal Yes your life needs a haven of peace and rest and yes a place to heal. Your poetry is ajar with expression and feeling, I love it.
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Gabrielle Jordan
Date: 9/5/2018 4:49:00 PM
Thank you!!!:)