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Sleepless Night

Sleepless Night

Teardrops, bagged eyes, a way of sin
The mirror reveals a lost eternal soul
A conniving move against tonight's phantom glow
Voices circle around the insomniac moon
Like magic and beauty, "She's Gone With the Wind."

The idea of love, 
broken like yesterday's wishbone.
She is leaving today,
her arms, my shelter
her wings now immense.
Beauty --- she's gone forever! 
Never will she suffer-
Never will she return-
All I have are lost memories,
tracing what is left.
One final deep breath
tequila vice
to wash away the pain.....

At Last, Now I See!
Under the drunken stars 
I had an epiphany 
Stricken like a match
A sunken treasure 
At Last, I Knew
You did not belong in there,
you were there for the taking
Frail and sick, no longer sane.
Memories lost, no longer - her
My Mother! 

What has become of her since? 
You're a demon, who played us all
Made us cry, while she slowly withered away

The way you laid waste to her body
nipping both her legs
Fed her through a stubble

She rapidly forgot
our names'
our faces'
I hate you Alzheimer
I hate the way you took her the first time!
I hate you Death
I hate the way you claimed her final moment!

Sleepless nights and pillowed feathers,
Caress a precious moment around my tender skin
Pretending my mother tucked them in
Anything to help me get past my sleepless nights.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 10/25/2017 5:03:00 AM
Amazing poem and beautifully expressed and I am really speechless!!!!!
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Date: 11/7/2016 11:05:00 AM
very beautifully written show to learn from you read my poem '' i miss you so much'' and correct me thanks and great to meet you
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Date: 10/7/2016 12:09:00 AM
A very memorable, yet tenderly sad poem, Linda. I feel the pain and the angst in the writer's voice. You paint a tapestry of images w/words so poignant and beautiful. You are a poetic artist par excellence. You got the gift for sure. Great write, and a powerful issue to bring to light, for us to speak our mind on such a dreadful scourge. Love your work. Love always and forever, my dear.
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Date: 9/27/2016 8:35:00 AM
Brings back sad memories of my mom's last years. But it also allows me to recall the joy of a lifetime of love she gave all of her family and friends. Congratulations, Linda! ...Fran
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Date: 9/27/2016 8:29:00 AM
Very touching write, Linda, congratulations on a well deserved win:)
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Date: 9/27/2016 8:01:00 AM
I had tears in my eyes reading this again Linda - it hits home so hard:-( many congrats:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/27/2016 7:33:00 AM
Congrats on your placement PD :)-luloo
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Date: 9/14/2016 10:07:00 AM
This is so beautiful and touching...actually left me with tears. Love the way feelings are expressed ...I am able to feel every feeling as I read
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Date: 7/28/2016 1:03:00 AM
I don't envy you for what you went through here. I do however envy the way you can write, expressing your emotions in a raw, honest verse. 10,000 clicks on this one nice!
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Date: 7/27/2016 6:32:00 AM
This is why I stopped reading you,I was laughing twenty seconds ago.Seriously though I think you stole one of my journals.They said my Mamaw,my Baby,wouldn't make it six weeks.I moved back and we kept each other laughing for four years.She was one-hundred and four months,she left on April Fool's Day,my Papaw's birthday.I think she did that on purpose..j.k.kinda,she was amazing!She always thought I was her husband.As always great write and my sympathies.I pray thats fiction but don't think so>Jai
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Date: 4/4/2016 9:01:00 PM
Tugged at my heart strings. The feeling is undescribable.
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Date: 3/25/2016 2:06:00 PM
I really shivered reading this poem... Words can't express how beautiful your thinking is... I just loved it...
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Date: 1/7/2016 4:19:00 PM
Profound and sad. I loved it though.
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Date: 1/4/2016 4:35:00 AM
nice poem...... it evokes a feeling of fear in me going through the lines.... of a truth death is cruel
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Date: 10/3/2015 3:08:00 PM
Amazing Linda, loved this one, :)
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Date: 8/10/2015 7:55:00 PM
Talk about setting the mood.. This amazing write rocks! Congrats on your win, Linda!
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Date: 8/5/2015 12:07:00 PM
I feel you in this outstanding poem of yours my dearest sis. I know, you love your mom sooo much. I'm so honored and grateful to read it again. Hugging it lovingly and you.Thank you so much! Many warm congrats both on your win and this priceless gem. Stopping by as well to say Hello, send smiles, hugs and kisses, thanking you for the mail and everything. God bless you my loving sis! love lots forever sis-BFF Leo
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Date: 8/4/2015 7:53:00 AM
Pleased to be back with congratulations, Linda! Enjoyed reading this powerful write once more. ~ paul
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Date: 8/2/2015 11:09:00 PM
Superb write PD A that's so worthy of great win! Big congrats!
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Date: 8/2/2015 7:02:00 PM
So sad Linda...I went through this with my father....congrats on the win
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Date: 8/2/2015 4:14:00 PM
I know this poem is real. :( SKAT
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Date: 8/2/2015 1:49:00 PM
A real gem, Linda. Congrats! hugs
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Date: 8/2/2015 12:44:00 PM
Heart breaking and powerful write, a 7 and congratulations on your win hugs eve
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Date: 8/2/2015 9:15:00 AM
PD, I just stopped by to say congratulations on your mood contest win. :-)Alexis
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Date: 8/2/2015 8:07:00 AM
such a powerful write Linda congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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