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by Kate Burnside
Friday, February 24, 2006
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Sorry about this on-going dolour, People... but c'est la vie, I guess... or rather, la mort. I'm off to a Venezuelan beach for a couple of weeks come Thursday, Deo volente, so maybe that will give me a rather different canvas to work on for a bit. Keep smiling! :)) LOL K xx


Now I am Judas;
for thirty silvered pieces
I will let you go,
not know you,

hand you over to the company of heaven
as you turn your face to the wall
saying “remember me; remember me”,
your cup drunk to the dregs.

I am not thief that I should gamble
at this scene for your clothes,
but I betray you with a clinging kiss
clutching at your storm-tossed brow,
stroking your angel-silvered hair.

Your Gethsemane is barred to me
and I leave you at its gates;
but I am still your daughter
and God has yet to prove your friend
as you plead “Lord, have mercy!”

I back away, my job done –
faithful to the last.


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Reviewed by Nordette Adams 2/28/2006
I've had these thoughts too. You've expressed them so eloquently, Kate. Your language is poetic justice.
Reviewed by Ken Colonsay 2/27/2006
Keep the faith, Kate, as you need to be a tower of strength in the coming days and weeks, etc. That venezuelan sunshine should give you a kick and boost, lucky you. Sorry, I ran out of credit on phone. They charge you for taking calls when abroad, but good to hear the latest. All the best! k
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/26/2006
So glad you are fortunate enough to get away to the beach. Hope you get the rest you need and come back refreshed. Enjoy!

Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 2/25/2006
This one set me back as to its completeness. Perfect pen
Reviewed by Dale Clark 2/25/2006
This is just outstanding Kate! So powerful
and it touched me greatly. Have fun at the beach
wish I could go, Wouldn't ya take me lol
Reviewed by Janet Parker 2/25/2006
Oh, Kate, this is powerful and I can totally relate to all of it. Such pain in our lives right now! I am so happy for you that you're taking a trip to the beach. Sounds marvelous. Be safe. xxxooo Janet
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/25/2006
Powerful offering Kate!!

Take care and be back very inspired as only you can bee-hee!!

Me coming to England round about June hope we get a chance to meet in person!!

Love Tinka

Love tinks

Love Tinka

And one to take with

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/25/2006
C'est la vie, indeed, sometimes, Kate.

But a Venezuelan beach sounds like just the ticket for you now.

Have fun, fun, fun - and where is that Turner lad?!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/24/2006
Very intensive write here Sweet Kate and not sure the full meaning of it but I doubt whether you could ever in a thousand years be a Judas type, it just isn't in your nature. The poem however is wonderful and the comparisons and imagery is fantastic. Hope you have a good time on your vacation and wish I were going there, anyway I am off to Newfoundland for an extended weekend next
thursday...almost as good. Take care and use lots of sunscreen.

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 2/24/2006
what a poem, Kate... the undertones are incredible and you manage to make me feel both the mother/Lord figure and the "Judas"/child. wonderful writing. on a different note, I cannot wait to see what poetry comes from time on a Venezualan beach, though I fully expect you to rest and savor the moments, not sweat out more poetry. live large, Dawn
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 2/24/2006
Live for present-moment fulfillment, Kate. Bring back some treasure for your own expectations. Happy tides, Sweet Kate! Raise a bumper and imbibe for me!

Reviewed by jude forese 2/24/2006
our faith has the power to withstand any obstacle, particulaly the ones we create for ourselves ...

enjoy the beach ;)
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/24/2006
Have a wonderful vacation, Kate, you really do deserve it. You have had a difficult time over the last several months and I am sure your well of strenght has come close to running dry. I hope you find refreshment, peace and warm lovely days on the beaches of Venezuela; you and hubby deserve some R & R together. I will keep you in my prayers, Kate.

Take care,

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/24/2006

Hope you have fun on your vacation! Stay safe; you are in my prayers! We'll keep the den warm for you until you get back! :) We will be waiting for your return!

(((HUGS))) and much love (and prayers), your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by F William Broome 2/24/2006
With all blessings one can muster, I wish for you the peace and rest you so faithfully deserve. There are times when death is a friend, although seldom recognize for the inevitable role it plays. Your friends do care... and understand. - Bill
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/24/2006
I echo Peter's comments and do have a restful vacation and come back safely we will pray.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/24/2006
Never aplogize for great writing! Enjoy your trip :-)
Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/24/2006
My nickname for my dearly beloved Mum was " Old Faitful " Kate, and this certainly reminded me of her cherubic face up in heaven along with my dearly beloved Dad !
We must remain faithful until the end, for we will be given a crown of life as a final reward.
Have a super time in Venezuela, and watch out for that President, he is rabid anti American...:)
Hope and pray your Mum's memoirs are progressing steadily
Pro Deo Et Patria !
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/24/2006

This is heartbreaking poetry at its best. You want to leave, but fear what you'll find on your return. Powerfully expressed, one of your best...and you do a lot of bests. You shine.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

May I go with you to that beach??? Have a good time, get plenty of rest, and you'll hopefully come back renewed and restored.

Daddy did great, supposed to be discharged from hospital today--one day after surgery! Thanks for the many prayers on his behalf. You and Mum still in mine.
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