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Old Bones
by George M Jackson

Friday, April 14, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Well, it has been a long time since I have been able to write. Man it sure feels good to be back.

Insidious temptation, this need to reflect


Upon things that refuse to expose themselves


For what they truly are…


Old bones that reanimate from within the


Confines of another sleepless night, and yes


I see them dancing there


Even still, capering shadows of an unburied


Past, Last Rites forgotten as these images reach


Out to caress my soul


With a kind of hurtful indifference, fractured


Nails that still cling to yellowed marrow leaving


Splintered traces of what should


Have been in the wake of this silent dirge


That resonates nonetheless in a jangling discord


Of broken chimes being lashed


By a thoughtless wind just beyond an unwashed


Pane of glass that covers its transparent disregard


With a tattered curtain made


Ancient by the smoke that even now drifts


Towards it from a cigarette I hold in one


Trembling hand as those old


Bones continue, here, in shadowed corners, to


Play out this pointless dance of things best forgotten


And caring not at all


About my inability to lay them down from whence they came.


 


END


“Old Bones”

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Reviewed by K. Mulroney 7/21/2006
Expeetly written. Sad and shadowy to say the least. Nicely penned!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 7/17/2006
Great paralles in this poem. M
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 4/24/2006
George,

So much feeling in this poem. An excellent work.

Cynthia
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/20/2006
so very glad you're back! Dawn
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/19/2006
Love the mood you have captured within this write.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/15/2006
nicely done, glad to see you are posting
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/15/2006

Flowing mellifluously and meaningfully ~ "Old Bones" delivers its message wisely and artfully.

Reading Your works is always a pleasant learning moment.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/15/2006
Wonderful to see you posting again, my friend - and you've re-joined us with yet another most powerful piece.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/15/2006
George,
It's a great surprise to see you back and feeling well enough to start writing again. Yes you've been missed greatly here, and we are all grateful that you have returned to us.
You've returned with a bang of a write, and now we are looking forward to many many more.
Welcome Home!

Lisa
Reviewed by Trojax Verdelete (Reader) 4/14/2006
Well put my friend ! I got chills up my back just reading this beauty. Welcome home ! Scott
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 4/14/2006
nice work here....

hugs and love, joanne
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/14/2006
George!

You have been missed my friend; welcome back to where you belong! Here's hoping you are feeling much better; you have been in my thoughts and prayers, sunshine! Very well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/14/2006
You return with a most fantastic poem, the descriptive images will haunt awhile! Bravo George! Welcome back my friend and keep writing! It's a delight to have you here again!You and your superb poetry has been missed!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/14/2006
Welcome back dear one.....this is really good news on this Good Friday!!

Olbones or not you back with a bang!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/14/2006
Welcome back George and I hope it will be for a long time..



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