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Holiday Blues
by Carole Mathys
Saturday, December 31, 2005
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~ Holiday Blues ~


presents all opened and admired

safely secured for travel


one last toast offered

glasses raised high


hugs and smiles all around

waving them off with tears


in front of the fireplace

wine glass half empty


staring into the flames

I put my holiday face away


letting in those private thoughts

I hide behind a smiling face


in this self imposed solitude I am not  alone

holiday doldrums drape shroud like over me


walking into my shadow places

taking indecision and confusion with me


answers still remain illusive

playing hide and seek with my equilibrium


fragmented thoughts and memories

peeling outwards one upon the other


in an intricate labyrinth

of overlapping whorls


coiling together

in convoluted images


yet memories strand me on the barrier of loneliness

in my personal void of isolation



Carole Mathys


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I can completely identify with the sentiments so vividly expressed in this poem, Carole. You have reached the depth of my soul with your words. Happy New Year to you with love and peace,

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Unfortunately there is a lot of depression around the holidays. To me it is the most wonderful time of the year. Old griefs are suspended and most make merry. If not, exclude them from your crowd. Who needs the grief. You set the mood very well with this work. It is all attitude and some attitudes really suck.

Have a great New Year.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Powerful offering Carole....and I think Jerry is right...I can relate to this!!

Happy New Year dear Friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Telling it like it is for a lot of people. I think this kind of problem with the aftermath of the Christmas season is one reason I quit becoming so excited about it. About eighty percent of it is false anyway. As Bill would say, I feel your pain.
Reviewed by Aberjhani
A powerful introspective portrait that haunts and intrigues.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Truly hope the New Year brings much happiness, Carole, and that it chases away those Holiday Blues.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You paint this portrait well, Carole. I can see it clearly and it is done with a masters touch. Though blue is the dominant color there is the palette still to be used.

Be blessed in the New Year!


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