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VxPoem ID: 38095


Posted: April 11th. 2010 2:34:32 AM

Views: 1375

Dear Friend

by hernamewasjoanne

Age Group: Adult

Dear friend
Would you step into the hard places with me?
Smell the fearless breeze
That lives there?
Can you hold
The word
And then laughingly
Throw it up into the air
Like a child’s red balloon
And take my hand
As we watch
It fly
In a
Blue sky?
Can you keep your eyes open
And share a secret smile
As we look for
A true feeling
In pretty conversations
And not be afraid
To be called
If it is I
That you stand by
And call kin?
Can you hold me
In the dark spaces,
Knowing all is not
As it seems
And that horror
Can be beautiful
When you have lived with it
Long enough?
Can you stand exposed
Though others will be angry at you for daring
To show
The wound
Not hidden?
Shame on you
Do you dare to be shameless
As you tell
Your truth
That doesn’t sit
So comfortably
With others
Without appeasement
Or explanation
Or apology?
My brother killed my mother
Is what I said
One happening
Amongst a multitude
Of happenings
No big deal
Can you look me in the eye
And tell me your sh*t
And then have a laugh
And stay?
Not ease away
Can you meet me there
Across the way
Because that is
Where you also are?
Now my light is shining
Can you see me?
Can you wave?
Exploring the frontiers
Of existence
The dark abyss
And the fields of flowers

I don’t want to feel
So lonely
And now can see
My own beautiful face
In my embrace
And so ask you
To step up
And come
For I am
Journeying on
With friends
Who leap into
Hard places
With a hint of joy
On their upturned mouths
As their hearts
Do you feel
The stirrings
That one
Like me
Can excite
In you?

My arms are wide open

June 2009

Author's Notes: In peace Dream, envision, create, reanimate.

Author's Location: central highlands, Victoria
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