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walterBeOne



Joined: 28 Jan 2005
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Location: PA

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:36 pm    Post subject: For the One in pain Reply with quote

For the One in pain

Itís not that we donít
We do care
and I am in the we
I care

Look, although
I donít know you
Because you are hidden
In your secret world
I in mine

Yet if you bring your secrets to me
I will not publish them
I will, though, treasure them
As if they were my own
As if they were mine

Donít neglect to take care of you
Or you will not pass go
And collect the award that will be paid
To those who create worlds in words
And who paint the sunset and the hills

Believe me, I will love you
For in becoming one
We, us, the world, the universe
We will
Pray tell, we will
Become one

Only time is in the way
But it marches on to the goal
You and me, we and the universe
No pain, no dust,
Just the passion of the moment
The moment and the song
That lightens our burdens
And erases all pain

I canít kiss your pain away
Right now
(Or maybe I can, If my Lord would allow)
Thus on your lips I plant this holy kiss
To erase the pain within
And make all dreams come true
And may mountains be moved for you
And may the chains of pain that bond you, fall down
And thus erase all pain

Written for the One in pain
Walter (June 20 & 21, 05)
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StradGirl



Joined: 23 Aug 2004
Posts: 452
Location: New York City

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

she knows i love her deeply

we have all fallen------

Anne Sexton - The Big Boots Of Pain

There can be certain potions
needled in the clock
for the body's fall from grace,
to untorture and to plead for.
These I have known
and would sell all my furniture
and books and assorted goods
to avoid, and more, more.

But the other pain
I would sell my life to avoid
the pain that begins in the crib
with its bars or perhaps
with your first breath
when the planets drill
your future into you
for better of worse
as you marry life
and the love that gets doled out
or doesn't.

I find now, swallowing one teaspoon
of pain, that it drops downward
to the past where it mixes
with last year's cupful
and downward into a decade's quart
and downward into a lifetime's ocean.
I alternate treading water
and deadman's float.

The teaspoon ought to be hearable
if it didn't mix into the reruns
and thus enlarge into what it is not,
a sea pest's sting turning promptly
into the shark's neat biting off
of a leg because the soul
wears a magnifying glass.
Kicking the heart
with pain's big boots running up and down
the intestines like a motorcycle racer.

Yet one does get out of bed
and start over, plunge into the day
and put on a hopeful look
and does not allow fear to build a wall
between you and an old friend
or a new friend and reach out your hand,
shutting down the thought that
an axe may cut it off unexpectedly.
One learns not to blab about all this
except to yourself or the typewriter keys
who tell no one until they get brave
and crawl off onto the printed page.

I'm getting bored with it,
I tell the typewriter,
this constantly walking around
in wet shoes and then, surprise!
Somehow DECEASED keeps getting
stamped in red over the word HOPE.
And I who keep falling thankfully
into each new pillow of belief,
finding my Mercy Street,
kissing it and tenderly gift-wrapping my love,
am beginning to wonder just what
the planets had in mind on November 9th, 1928.
The pillows are ripped away,
the hand guillotined,
dog shit thrown into the middle of a laugh,
a hornets' nest building into the hi-fi speaker
and leaving me in silence,
where, without music,
I become a cracked orphan.

Well,
one gets out of bed
and the planets don't always hiss
or muck up the day, each day.
As for the pain and its multiplying teaspoon,
perhaps it is a medicine
that will cure the soul
of its greed for love
next Thursday.
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walterBeOne



Joined: 28 Jan 2005
Posts: 816
Location: PA

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[this is for another girl in pain that I know, a painter an artist]

An Artist

Angel baby
Tattered, fallen
Battered by your own beliefs
By your hard god
Shaken by your mistake
Broken by life

Fifteen with child
By someone too young to father
Given up, given away
Shunned by your folks
Heart broken inside
Too damaged to repair
Your life torn, depressed
Pills your life
Or your hope to recover

An artist, a painter
Painting Jesus, angels, forgiveness
Asking forgiveness through your art
Not really believing it will come

Does God forgive?
Is the sky blue?
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Some Poetry as of Nov 10, 05 http://www.pottsvillecity.com/Char/my_space.htm
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SaxySAI



Joined: 09 Jun 2005
Posts: 304
Location: Gainesville, FL

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 thoughts:

--lovely poems...
--I LOVE ANNE SEXTON. She is my hero.
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