Intimacy Denied

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For a brief interlude 

two bodies
entwined,
each rolling dissonance
clashed
with the need 
to create
deliberate obfuscation, 
in a sweet moment
of contentment. 
The twinkling stars 
bear witness before
 the wind imitates
the rub of limbs.
Their intimate moment betrayed.
The boundaries
established once more.
Legs, arms declare
personal space
while the lyrics of love
face doom
as the distance
grows
and the bedding
yawns.©

 

 

 

 

Books

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“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
― Carl Sagan 

Inside a Poet’s Mind

 

back-porch-2What is beautiful is easily lost

among my rambled thoughts

as I sit on the porch,

sipping my hot coffee

 waiting and watching.

  I study all the made up faces

from a bad dream glooming salon

 all futile reminders of the chasms

on the pages, I know exist but lie

on an altar dignifying the God of chance

as if it were some kind of wonder

in this poet’s mind.

I attempted a cento which is using lines from different poets work to create a poem of my own. Cento is a latin word that means patchwork. Homer and Virgil were famous for this style of poetry.

I studied all the made up faces ~ Toast by Leonard Nathan

What is beautiful is easily lost ~  The Altar  by Charles Simic

An altar dignifying the God of chance~  The Altar  by Charles Simic

from a bad dream glooming salon ~  The Altar  by Charles Simic

as if it were some kind of wonder ~  A Spiral Notebook by Ted Koser

Wisdom from a Child

The story, something we all have but some are more remarkable than others. My thoughts are with Athena’s family.

CRAIN'S COMMENTS

“Happiness depends upon ourselves. Maybe it’s not about the happy ending, maybe it’s mirror-discovery-1about the story. The purpose of life is a life of purpose. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

Athena Orchard, age 13, cancer non-survivor.

Wow.


Sources:  http://boredomtherapy.com/bone-cancer-note/?pas=1&as=701aol&bdk=a701aol

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Diabetes and Domestic Violence

Diabetes was diagnosed for my ex-husband which may have been the cause for my ex-husband’s volatile mood changes. If someone in your family is prone to outbursts of rage, recommend they be tested for diabetes. It could save everyone a lot of grief.

CRAIN'S COMMENTS

Diabetes is an ugly disease, affecting the physical health of those who have it.  It may also imagesaffect the mental health of victims.  Anecdotal evidence suggests that it may be the cause of some verbal and physical violence in the home.

What we know.

  • 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, according to a 2014 study by the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Of these, 8.1 million are undiagnosed.
  • Another 86 million are pre-diabetic, meaning they are at risk for development of the disease.
  • Diabetes results from a hormone imbalance (insulin) that results in excessive glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream.
  • Diabetes places a person at risk for heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, risk of amputation, and death.  It was the seventh leading cause of death in 2010 in the US.
  • Diabetes may develop at birth or occur in adults.  Risk factors include poor diet and obesity. (1)

What we’re not sure about and…

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Inspirational Quote

I decided to spend some time with Mr.Edgar Allan Poe this evening. Brilliant author!

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.”

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”

Quote: New Beginnings

It’s challenging when you know in your heart that the one hurting you the most with her negativity is the one you gave birth too!

Urban Poetry

“New beginnings come when the heart realizes it must move on.”

Sometimes there must be an ending to certain parts of our life, before we can accept a new chapter in our life. Even if it means digging deep within one’s self to let go of the things or people who hold us from moving forward.

I myself, am at fault of this, I’m afraid to hurt others by letting go, but I’ve come to realize I will not progress to what’s waiting for me, the possibilities I have limited myself to, until I accept letting go of what I am so clinging so hard to.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017 – http://www.urbanpoetry2017.com
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