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by Deborah Bloodworth

Thursday, January 03, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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these were my grandmother's last words
in the hospital
unable to speak




 Outside the island
Brimmed with life

 White caps broke
Black ocean roared


I love you all
Her last words

 Scrawled in white
On a black chalkboard 


I ran as fast
As I could

 Absent words to say

 Afraid to speak
Afraid to look

 Unsure of how to pray


Sandy path
Salty air
Flee further down that road

 Stumbled upon a pool of blood
It was…a gigantic toad

 Blindsided and flattened


It’s shocked expression
Embedded in the sand


Ironic it is
How many die


Not by gods will
But our own hand


Yarns are spun
Excuses made


Another glass is poured 


Memories fade
Lessons erased

 White dust on a
Black chalkboard












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Reviewed by Art Sun 1/7/2008
Even in poetry the world is a black and white expression of thought...

nice work...
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/4/2008
Well said and so artfully crafted....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/4/2008
To capture the innocence of a child's wonder and worry and deliver it in such a simple yet eloquent story that unwinds like the surf hitting the shore is beautiful... lovely write indeed and could picture the scene fully in my mind.

Reviewed by Brittany Renée 1/3/2008
Old fashioned poetry never, ever, ever, ever ceases to render it's readers speechless. Absolutely brilliant here, Deborah. I love the philosophical thought process behind this; as I could definitely see there was indeed a very strong notion that initiated these words. Needless to say, your style of penning complements the thought. Bravo! :)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/3/2008
Indeed. And "life" goes on. This gives me pause for thought, Deborah. Thank you. Love and peace to you,


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