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· A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling

Short Stories
· The Black Widow Warrior, Chapter One, Combat Poets of Maya

· The Calling

· Finding the Right Critique Group

· Bringing the Dead to Life, Notes on Twilight

· Low Cost Book Publicity

· Writing a Novel With a Stuck Main Character

· Stories and Feelings

· Movies as Healing Journeys

· A Hearty Affair

· Ode To Invisibility

· The Deadly Sheep

· The Parade of Life

· Looking Back

· The One-Upspersonship Parade

· How Is It?

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  Woman in Blue on Floor
by Bill Johnson
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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 A party of voices

some laughing, some singing, some quiet

you move about

a presense

joining us together

the hale and hearty

the quiet and shy

we watch you

we quiet ones

poised to speak at your awaited passing

tilting our heads from side to side

to show others we are involved in their conversations

if not our own

dipping our heads in acknowledgment

at some point made across the room

while we wait for you to pass by

so long we are there

waiting quietly, intensely

for the voices to thin

so we can sing and be heard by you

but when the moment finally comes

we find ourselves unprepared

a condition not unknown to us

so the moment passes

and we find ourselves waiting again

patiently, intensely

then you change


into a blue kimono

soft like the sky

soft like the grace of early morning

and you sit on the floor by us


and we have what we came for at last

a clarity of feeling felt deeply

for us a feast, a banquet of renown

known among the quiet and shy

so we lay and suckled quietly

the milk of human feeling from your warm breasts

content, happy for it is our time to dream

and be gently

Our reward for being the way we are

around someone the way you are.    



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/26/2005
This enjoyable poem flows very nicely. Thank you, Bill. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Helen Downey 3/8/2005
Great read.I read it backwards and it still has the same meaning ...beaytifully done.
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 12/16/2004
This is very cool. An enjoyable read.

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A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling

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  2. Life and a Love
  3. I'm So Happy
  4. Water Baby
  5. The Usual Infirmities
  6. Beach Bum
  7. in honor of
  8. It Came Out From The Fog
  9. Poetry Causes Insightfulness
  10. Unreachable Expectations
  11. Contemplation
  12. We Were One
  13. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  14. Poem: You Made Me Rot
  15. Our Choices
  16. Begin Again
  17. Recovery
  18. Fancy Tree
  19. Blue Morpho
  20. New Life

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