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  Bladed
by Lonnie Hicks
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Forgiving


How dull is the knife wielded in passion's ire 
which lands the hurtful blow
 
where the bad time amplifies
 
tragedy's plateau
 
and wounds grow.
 

Things small
 
sometimes sting the most
 
tiny cuts often swell over the years
 
if we allow them so
 
their very smallness can irk us so;
 
we see they were avoidable
 
yet
 but
that blade slices thin slivers
 
which in time became infected.
 

A cannon wound more understandable
 
because unpreventable
 
but lover's cold eye
 
lands blows unshielded
 
and that blade's edge
 
slices easier
 
over quivering heart tissue.
 

But wiser now I see small lesions
 
old and new
 
I now must surrender
 
by Will
 
and vanquish them
 
begrudgingly
 
for they have Pride's Gauze
 
and a too long memory for bandages.
 

Let me give them up
 
heroically as I do
 
for they are wounds of mine
 and wasted time
and mask that who
we are
 
as one.
 

 

 


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/9/2011
Your pen is very busy Lonnie. I am slow to keep up! I can't say it any better than Christine. You are wise to recognize that the little things do swell, like an infection. And the reality is, they were nothing to start with. Time can be a marvelous de-magnifying glass.Patrick
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/29/2011
These are enduring lines of magnificently emotional poetry!
Christine
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