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Another Man's Sons
by Aamie Burnley
Tuesday, May 06, 2003

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... prose disguised with line breaks, nothing more.

I thought of you the other day
A face in the crowd reminded me
Something about his eyes
And the shape of his shoulders
The kind of man you might have become
If you had not been the man you are

It is rare for me to imagine you
So long without a word
And your silence was perfectly clear
My leaving was exactly what you wanted
Leaving makes me look like the bad guy
Leaving shows which of us is stronger

And it has taken strength to keep going
Raising your boys has not been easy
Wonderful smart talented funny
Beautiful to look at and angry as hell
Because nobody wants to help raise
Another man’s sons by a strong woman

Boys need men, but enough about that
There was something about this man
And he was watching your son do the triple jump
Your son, who has no memory of you, did 37’10”
And I thought how proud you might be
If you had been strong enough to care

Aamie Burnley
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Reviewed by Cynth'ya 1/7/2004
spoken well. . .
very well,

cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 10/28/2003
..Aamie my dear friend..I live with the father of 'my sons' but that fact does nothing to make him care..thus your leaving the father of your sons was wise indeed..why? You have given yourself back to you..and your sons? ..They don't really need their father..for you have obviously been see Aamie..mine have their's in their life but he is not of it!! in the end what our boys need is LOVE that's ALL!!

much love to you my friend..your poetry is always perfect in its conception and delivery...thankyou!!

Vesna oxoxo
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 5/7/2003
Aamie this is so full of meaning and sentiment...lovely heartfelt free verse!
Reviewed by anne cunningham 5/7/2003
hey, if my "another man's daughters" married your "another man's sons" we'd have the making of a sit-com ... or something ... excellent honest write, like seeing ghosts
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 5/7/2003
What power you write with, and what strength I know you have, dear friend...and your sons are blessed to have you!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/7/2003
This was so heart wrenchingly beautiful,

Just excellent,

Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader) 5/7/2003
this really moved me
I will be thinking about this all day
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/6/2003
Poingnent free verse, Aamie.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 5/6/2003
Nails in his heart.
Reviewed by ConradFV (Reader) 5/6/2003
Fine looking happy lads you have there in the picture. Great pride spiced with finely powdered sighs in and on those lines. Thanks for the share, good Lady [cum strong Woman].
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