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Ashes
by Candida L Eittreim

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She sits alone at the kitchen table,
Waiting for the sounds of his footsteps,
Hating herself
Knowing they will not cross her doorway again.

Her hands clasping a hot mug of tea,
Hoping to leach some warmth back into her frozen body
Too heartsick to even weep,
Her vandalized soul is held in a tight vise
Of grief and pain.

Random thoughts flit quickly through her mind,
Memories of shared joy
Dark passion
The love so palpable it hurt


Ashes now
Erased by a harsh hand
That once held her heart with such tenderness
How could he?

The old bed,
Silent witness to the slow sweet deep joining
The soft cries of ecstasy
Lies empty, the scent of him everywhere

She often finds herself burying her face in his pillow
Soul sick
Trying to recapture him in her longing heart
To hold him there in her just one more hour

She knows deep in the marrow of her bones
He is gone
Leaving a trail of ashes
Where once love grew



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Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 5/26/2003
Most excellent writing again!
Your work is deeply spirtual in its depth of feeling!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/21/2003
Such beautiful expression here, I liked this so very much,

Excellent!

Reindeer
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/19/2003
Slightly sad but very well expressed, hope for a good ending. GEM
Reviewed by Lorrieann Russell 5/12/2003
Vivid conveyance of emotion. Leaves no doubt the lady is heartsick. Lovely form, and flow. Well done.
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 5/10/2003
Oooh this is sad left me without words
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 5/6/2003
Oh Candy, Deep sadness in this piece. Sending warm thoughts and gentle hugs.
~Joseph
Reviewed by jude forese 5/2/2003
once the ashes of love are blown clear by the winds of life, it's time to move on...
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 5/2/2003
You dug deep for this one Candy...excellent write...Z
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 5/2/2003
Candida such poetically well written sorrow and pain vividly described within your poetic words...BEAUTIFUL!
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 5/2/2003
This one is so touching in emotions and the ending outstanding.
"She knows deep in the marrow of her bones
He is gone
Leaving a trail of ashes
Where once love grew "
Peggy

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