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My Secret Wounds
by Tinka Boukes
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My Secret Wounds


As the days is winding down

In the Southern Hemisphere

All I feel inside of me is fear

Feelings not so gentle deep within

As time

Walks with me through the night

The burning tears of my eyes

And the yearning of my heart

Feelings not gentle to embrace

I try to heal my secret wounds

With gentle sounds of music

But the sounds

Of my old grandfathers clock

Tells me

Its almost time to go to bed

And as the break of a new day comes my way

I try to tuck my fears away

Within my deepest wounds

And when the sun

Comes out to show his face

And to bless another day with grace

Only for a moment

I would see

Your face

And without reason

I cry

Copyright 2005 Tinka Boukes

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Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 8/25/2009
Congratulations, Tinka... just popped in here and saw this and was so glad. Hope all is well with you...
Miss you loads my cricket pal..
Reviewed by P-M Terry Lamar 3/30/2008
Lovely. Congratulations.
Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz 2/29/2008
Keeping wounds hidden is hard and you have captured these feelings with this great poem.
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 12/25/2007
This is a deeply poignant work, subtle imagery that draws the reader into your emotional milieu. You paint an intensely palpable picture of your inner feelings and thoughts. My heart goes out to you while reading this piece immersed in suffering with a stroke of light and release in the end.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/26/2007
Tinka.....this made me all teary eyed. Absolutely can feel the pain that you wrote it with. A lovely write.
Reviewed by Imre Kalanyos 9/12/2007
Dear Tinka, you put your heart in this beautiful poem.
Warm regards, Imre
Reviewed by chris stienstra 9/5/2007
Larry sums this work up well by using the word treasure. Wonderfully written. I also send my congratulations on your award. WELL deserved.
My best regards,
Reviewed by richard poor 7/19/2007
these wounds heal the slowest,but i believe you know this as this excellent write shos! very good!
and how are you?
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 6/18/2007
A beautiful and soulful write, Tinka. You are such a gifted poet. :)
Reviewed by Malcolm Watts (Reader) 5/16/2007
Lovely piece Tinka. Congratdulations on your award! We are all proud of your accomplishment and value your input and friendship. Malcolm
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 5/6/2007
Very very wonderful treasure.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/27/2007
such an honest and human write-i enjoyed your profile page as well
Reviewed by Walter Jones 1/25/2007
A silence fills the halls of voice and time,we measure our self by the words left, yours are full, special.. Walt
Reviewed by Robert Harrison 1/14/2007
Your grandfathers clock will in time heal all, for time is a wonderful healer.

Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 11/28/2006
beautiful Tink..

vesna ;)
Reviewed by Bennett 10/18/2006
This is a touching and outstanding poem my friend and i hope you will soon get the trackers on the right track. Your work is so lovely as always Tinka.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 10/17/2006
Congratualations on your excellent work Tinka.
Reviewed by Martin Hebert 10/11/2006
wonderful poem..and with these words, i cry

Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 9/25/2006
The only good that has come from your brutal treatment, is the refined way in which you can describe the pain, through your talented pen...and the due reward it has brought you.
My heart is unto your own, a comrade and a confidante.

Praying for your deliverance, sis
Much Love& Hugs, Rhonda
Reviewed by Tracey O' 7/9/2005
Tinka this is the most heartwrenching poem. Oh it just makes me cry streams here. It's beautiful reaches right in and grabs my heart.
I love the picture!!!
All My love for you Tinka.xoox
Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci 7/6/2005
you can really feel this one
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 7/6/2005

This is truly beautiful writing!

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 7/6/2005
A very moving write, Lady Tinks
You've gotta get rid of that fear, it's the greatest killer of happiness there is. Just let it go.

Best wishes for much happiness

Reviewed by M Flack 7/6/2005
The music is a perfect complement for the poem. A touching tribute to some loved and still held dear in your heart...

There is a garden in which you may yet meet again. Prayer is the key that opens the gate...
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 7/5/2005
You've done a great job here, Tinka Boukes, and you're playing one of my favorite songs too. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 7/5/2005
A excellent insightful write Tinka!

Peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by jude forese 7/5/2005
i like how you've opened your wounds fo all of us to share in ....

excellent poem, Tinka ...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/5/2005
sweet and sad at the same time but also a soulful glance into your heart Tinka, Great work.

Reviewed by Brian Pellerino 7/5/2005

You have a gift. You are blessed witht he ability to channel these things and make them into tales of agonizing poignancy for the world to read. Be assured that with each grief-wracked stanza, you are creating beauty that will oultive us all.


Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 7/5/2005

Oh Tinka, Tinka, Tinka how do you do it every time?
You're such a extraordinary poet and by these pieces of
truth you write you show it!
You go girl!!!

Peace and blessed Tinka!
Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/5/2005
Tinka now one writes love pain like you!
Beautifully done sis!

Reviewed by Sue Hess 7/5/2005
i wish someone would explain to me how you put music on these things...i feel so dumb. this is a very good poem tinka
Reviewed by George Carroll 7/5/2005
Excellent write Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/5/2005
I gotta agree with Jerry, this is one of your best, if not the best so write of pain quite well...Ed
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/5/2005
Oh, boy, Tinka, this is one of your better ones. You found your stroke here. Good. Very good.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 7/5/2005
Deep pain and torment in this agonising composition !
May the Lord Bless you and Keep you Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/5/2005
(((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))) AND PRAYERS
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/5/2005

I wish there were something I could do (besides pray) to take the pain you feel.

(((((HUGS))))) and love, Karla. :(
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