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Reckless and Seventeen
by Elaine Carey
Wednesday, September 10, 2003

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You chafe each day--
You feel ensnared
By high school walls
And peevish peers.

You pour the moments
on the ground--
I weep to watch them
splashing down.

Take a taste
Before you spill;
Heart and mind
And spirit fill.

Time: mounded not
Like sandy dunes
But separate jeweled
Peacock plumes
Must be admired,
Stroked, and worn
Before from us,
Time is torn.

I cringe lest
You wish away
The fabric of
Our family
In premature Eternity.

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Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 9/10/2003
Don't we often say, if I only knew then, what I know now ... but then we would be stodgy, boring 17 year olds. Yet, when they are our children, we can't help but yearn for so much more for them. Lovely write.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 9/10/2003
Ah I can still remember it! You capture it so well.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 9/10/2003
..'I cringe lest
You wish away
the fabric of
Our family
In premature Eternity'

Alas..only two days ago three young highschool girls from our town lost their lives in an accident..the agony of the parents has no end...there is no pain greater than losing a child...
Insightful write..ty


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