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What Lies Beyond
by Sue Hess

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

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I'm just trying to adjust to my second round of hep c treatment (subtitled 'the art of puking gracefully') so if i don't seem myself and if i don't come out to play when called...i'm just not able right now...sorry


You never know what lies beyond


The things you take for granted


You never know what needs feed


The emotions of another person


Until you find yourself afloat


In the midst of a confusing sea


Holding desperately to the only thing


You know to be really true


And that is what you feel yourself


If you even can be sure of that


Cause emotions roil, jealousy and suspicion


Coil, in the pit of your stomach


And you wonder, do I? Did I? But why


I’ve never been good at emotions


Other than my own, and from them I hide


As often as not, like a coward, deep down


I’ve just never been good at emotions


Or illness, and I find myself there, with no anchor


And I have to stay afloat or die


So I’m sorry if I can’t come out and play


Its not that I have nothing to do or say


I’ve just never been good at emotions


Or nausea, as the case may be


So I can only assure you all that I love you


As I always have, its just not a good time


For Sue to come out and play


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Reviewed by Morchuis 1/29/2003
Hi Sue,
Sad story,---Hope in words unspoken.-- -Hope nere be unbroken.----Morchuis
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 1/29/2003
Very well written...great work.
Reviewed by Larry Skahill (Reader) 1/28/2003
the time will come
Reviewed by Lori Moore 1/28/2003
Wonderful write. "In the midst of a confusing sea." The sea of life... great job.
Reviewed by Oisín Breen 1/28/2003
I understand this must be highly emotional. You handle it with grace care and a deft touch of thought when you feel neccesary. Well written
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