Thursday, August 8, 2013

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Brenda was born with a red sparkle heart
speckled fragments of ash in her bone
standing for hours in the shaded grass park
that laid there between our homes

Standing & staring to the prairie-blue sky
skinny arms twirling around ...
'til one day she flew up, in her gingham blue dress
her banjo-brown eyes not once looking down

Some children hear just the birds of the air . .
while others hear the whispers of wind beyond
striving to reach horizons unseen
yearning to break earth's bond

Brenda was slight as summer's green mantis
and nutmeg-brown as milo in fall
thin & transparent, yet so full of stardust
but not able to tell us at all ...

Her secrets she carried like a pocket of berries
with a name that didn't fit on my tongue
plucked they were from some galaxy's shore
with a color that shone like the sun

Brenda was born with a red sparkle heart
speckled atoms of Mars in her heart
flying thru life with an equation of dreams
and a song of rhubarb Mozart

10 comments:

  1. As sweet as any fairy tale and how could one resist a girl with banjo-brown eyes! Loved this Susie!

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  2. Wonderful! Imaginative... ethereal!

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  3. That is really lovely. I especially like the red sparkles and the ash.

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  4. Now this is poetry I could read...again. I love a story. Tales of love, people, animals, relationships and anything worthwhile that will draw me inward.

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  5. Your poem has such life to it....Amazing and Bella, sonrisa....

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  6. Thank you for sharing. Really enjoyed reading this story. If only to be as happy as this. :)

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  7. Thank you all so very much for your words …. golly. Thank you ….

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  8. Loved it then and now! Amazing poem!

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