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Author Topic: Stark Naked in My Own Winter  (Read 2545 times)
Pater
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« on: June 13, 2013, 10:56:06 PM »

Summer has arrived but the focus of the child,
the flipping of the coin before hormones rise,
the heat, the cool, the wind and rain, the snow,
a young mind can be like the opening of a pine cone,
sensing when they are on the way; a pure smile
in no need of filtering from those unsteady lies
only adults pour out; it is everything yet I am now alone.

That escape clause when thoughts and words grow up,
the distant past as butterflies felt deep in the gut now null and void;
there is a veil draped over a soul-light dampened down
by the initial grey of loss, the still haloed half as someone else,
who has left and survivor's guilt is the living's choice,
fast turning into shame; oh, to be ignorant again.

Now your name I struggle to say; the last time, you were here.
I am paralysed by your passing. How things hit home,
recent nothings become somethings, smells are sharp, voices
haunt in their pressing of the buttons of grief; how long?
I have only the clock I wish to turn back, to make right
the wrongs looming large in my life, dismissed in yours,
some you never even knew about. A moment's relief
when I imagine you'd forgive me anyway. I did love you;
right now I wish I'd never met you. I wish I was a child again.

by Pater
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MyLittleMonkey
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 02:04:21 PM »

[He stands back in amazement: A reply]

I've not visited this site for some considerable time. Unfortunately it appears to be going through a period of fossilisation; and well, if that is the case. I feel sure that it will be your mark that has made the deepest imprint. Keep posting Pater; it obviously keeps your powder dry....

Here's one for you:

I have friends; its true
some come like snow
at first untouched and pure
then it happens, they get
driven over trodden on
and the sun then comes
and shines a light on
a brown disappearing sludge
bits hang around for ages however
and you always remember
good times you had in the snow
even when its gone forever   
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Pater
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Pressed wrong button in p'port photo booth...


« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 04:23:14 AM »

"I've not visited this site for some considerable time. Unfortunately it appears to be going through a period of fossilisation; and well, if that is the case. I feel sure that it will be your mark that has made the deepest imprint. Keep posting Pater; it obviously keeps your powder dry...."


Nice. Take a non-self-regarding pill.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 06:04:06 PM »

There are 3 guarantees in life....death, taxes, and Pater still posting on the UD boards. Glad to see someone is keeping this place alive.
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