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A Lament ~Where hides the laughter once yours, my son~
by jeanne rene watson

Friday, September 03, 2004
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A Lament

~Where hides the laughter once yours, my son~

Close your eyes.
Let me place my hand
atop your slumber.
Let me kiss a dream
upon your brow.

Lift your head.
Let me wipe the stain
down a path of tears
that rest naked now
upon your cheek.

One last time
Let me touch a cloth
seeped in hope to your lips,
and let its sweetness
drip grace down your throat.

I could,
but I would not,
this one last time, my child.
I will not rob you of your regrets
or bleed to nurse a woeful heart.

I could,
but I would not,
my child, this one last time.
I would not
pull the unhappy blade,
Lest, I dull your sword.


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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 9/3/2004
jeanne, that last stanza gripped me. poignant poem with which i can identify.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/3/2004
Awsome write!
Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/3/2004
A sad and moving write Jeanne....tinged with regret and sorrow..
Excellent composition..
Reviewed by John Prockner 9/3/2004
very well written. A pleasure to read
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