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by Tinka Boukes
Thursday, February 17, 2005
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Silently she stands there

As night falls upon her head

Depression embraces her body weak


As her heartbeat falls upon her chest

So does her tears fall upon her cheek

In heaven she might do well

With this angelical look


On earth she casts her spell

Upon the pain

Which within she dwell

As beauty slowly fades away

Darkness covers her face

Withdrawn from this place


Within darkened melancholy deep


For sunshine’s return

But still standing


And as her heartbeat

Still slowly falls upon her chest

So does the teardrop upon her cheek

In heaven she might do well


On earth she casts her spell

Upon the pain

Which within she dwell



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Reviewed by Bob Holt (Reader)
You do an amazing job of describing a vast range of emotions. It sure is a long wait for sunshine to return sometimes.

Bob H
Reviewed by L. Figgins
Reminicent of the "The French Leiutentant's Woman"...very fine, Tinka
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Illuminating image enlightened by your poetic brillance ... exceptional work my friend!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
What a sad and beutifully written poem. So well related to.
Thank You Tinka
Tracey xo
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
a splendid write, Tinka....
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
very nicely penned, Tinka. much enjoyed re-reading!
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
This is a stunning beauty, Tinka. Your images are so clear that I could see her tears welling and silently dripping down her face.
Take care,
Reviewed by jude forese
awesome poem, Tinka!
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
The poem is indeed haunting and the picture fits the poem so well.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
Dear Tinka,
You have such inimitable style. This poem is haunting in its imagery. I get a picture of huge soft eyes etched by pain.
Great job!

Vasbyt my vriend. Ek bid vir jou.
Reviewed by Sandra Corona
Magnificent Tinka. Bravo! Love the are too!
Reviewed by Debra Waldman (Reader)
I "feel" this poem and yes, Joel is right....pain most often leads to pleasure.
Reviewed by George Jackson
Wonderful-as always-Tinka.
Reviewed by Jane Rodway
This had great flow from start to finish, and I love how you ended it:)
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
I'd given up drinking for lent..Yick, buzzt afzzter diss i reazzzilllly nezzdzz a drinkzzz..Yick..
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
Sad, Tinka. Life has too many ups and downs. Pain is often the door to pleasure. Cheer up. the Sun has to shine and the darkness has to disppear.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I agree with Eileen, Tinka; lots of blue writes around today - maybe we all need those 'Happy Injections.' That is a captivating picture, though.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
oh Tinka, your poem though excellent,is so woeful that I have to go find me a happy injection;-)((((((((hugs)))))))love and light to you
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