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2 AM Blues
by Leysa Lowery

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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The mantra of survival

circles through my head

as I practice breathing:

in and out,

deeper, longer.


I search for the strength

that lies in the vestiges

of my pride,

in hopes it will

carry me through

another sleepless night.


The man who once walked

beside me has lost

significance, but the

emptiness that remains

screams its presence

in the night’s silence.


The well-meant platitudes

from friends and family

are but wisps of smoke

swept away by the winds

of loneliness howling

through my mind.


The graying of the sky,

which will soon melt

into the blues of morning,

peeks through my window,

reminding me of

life’s unavoidable continuation.


I am strong.

I am strong.

I am strong.

And, perhaps, if I close my eyes

and move fast enough

through the coming day

I can outpace the loneliness. 


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Reviewed by Randy Camp 9/24/2008
Very deep,very elicit those things in is a small world....Write On
Reviewed by Joy Marsh 7/14/2006
3 am is my time of late, wide awake walking around the house. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt poem. The last few lines are full of hope and wisdom Leysa.
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 3/24/2006
I know the feeling well...but we are so much better now than before. Soldier on and keep the faith.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/23/2006
Been there done that my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/23/2006
You have a great reserve of inner strength that you haven't even begun to tap into Leysa, it shows up more then once in your writing and when you need it and call on it, I'm sure you will be there.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/23/2006
2am blues, been there, done that...hope you get past it...Ed
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/23/2006
I believe you can, if you truly want to, Leysa - as can we all.
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