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I Am Blessed
by April Pittman

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

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I would sit so close and study your lips
with that secretive little smile
pushing a single dimple into my cheeks
because, yes, I knew
one day you would not be there
so I did my best to remember
the way those lips moved
the way they pursed slightly when you spoke
they way the felt pressed against mine
I am so blessed to have had that chance.

I remember distinctly
feeling like a child again
or rather what I supposed a child would feel like
having been let go to do as they will
having been placed in the most delightful place
with an even more delightful friend
a bounce in my step, yes I remember
the way the breeze tousled your hair
the stark contrast of your dark sexiness
against the backdrop of bright green trees
I remember the way your eyes turned light
brightening with at least contentment
at the exquisite day
at the chance to exercise your skills
at the chance to show off such beauty
if not at the chance to be with me
I am so blessed to have been there.

I remember the white roses
each presented separately by those
who genuinely cared
little white ribbons tied carefully on the stems
the crisp white cotton against my skin
his handsome and unattainable features
looking down at me proudly
I remember his large hand gently on my hair
my smaller one hidden in his fingers
and the water rushed up around me
swallowing me beneath the depths
washing me in the purity of a new beginning
I've never sparkled as much as I did that day
and I still don't know how they couldn't see
that I was glowing more radiantly than the sun
I am so blessed to have been forgiven.

Sometimes I'm much too stubborn
I have a temper that just won't quit
I tend to see things on the wrong side
and let people get me down
when I should be lifting them up
but it is my strong will that keeps me going
my anger that sometimes keeps me alive
I know that I was given a gift
compassion beyond my means
caring beyond my understanding
I may be explosive, compulsive, and arrogant
but I know God and he will prevail
I know love and it will always exist
I have hope and it will never die
I am so blessed to be alive.


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Reviewed by Debbie Tipton 3/15/2002
Love it!
Reviewed by Deanna Jones (Reader) 2/14/2002
"explosive, compulsive, and arrogant"--I feel that way sometimes, but I don't think I've accepted things with the grace you have. This hit home, and I thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by Edward Trelawny (Reader) 2/14/2002
It's called a poetic comceit...it actually is a respected literary device, and I think Ms. Pittman uses it well. John Donne (you may have heard of him) used it well. My favorite poet (you all know who by now) is considered good at it, as well.
Reviewed by Jeremy Vaeni 2/14/2002
I really appreciate your range and your voice. However, you may want to steer clear of descriptions that combine "real" situations with dramatic inner, personal emotions. (re: "and the water rushed up around me swallowing me beneath the depths
washing me in the purity of a new beginning")

That sounds nice and we understand the sentiment behind it but it doesn't actually make sense.

As always, I love your vivid, raw approach to poetry. Keep on giving, friend.
Reviewed by William DeVault 2/13/2002
Just an extraordinary demonstration of your mastery of the craft and your breadth of style.
Reviewed by Mari Laureano (Reader) 2/13/2002
The soft Pittman is as beautiful as the volatile one. Well done. **Mari**
Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 2/13/2002
April I am moved, you bear the mark of the ram and you use it well. The whole poem is beautiful, with the last four lines being particularly profound, thank you.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 2/12/2002
April,
Sweetie, you never disappoint me and you don't disappoint God either. The last stanza reminds me of myself to a T. The crafting of this poem is outstanding. Thanks for a peek into your gentle soul. Much love, Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by Kathleen M.Kohl 2/12/2002
Beatiful April well written and well read, thankyou for sharing and also thankyou for visiting my site and for the rating you are very kind.
Reviewed by Caryn Day-Suarez 2/12/2002
Great minds think alike today huh girlfriend!? Great job. Powerful and poignant!! 10+!!

Love,

Caryn
Reviewed by Trixie Love 2/12/2002
Hi April,
Very moving...Beautiful..
We are always unconditonally
loved by our maker....
"That's the most important
love of all...

Hugs,
Trixie
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