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Water Bug
by Candida L Eittreim
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Some of us tread the skin of this earth lightly.. so lightly, we leave no traces.. matter so water bugs, barely a ripple disturbs the surface.

She walks this earth lightly,

a water bug skimming...

leaving no trace of her being,

as she gently makes her quiet way

through life's treacheries.


Her dark eyes.. huge with knowing,

See beyond the masks others wear.

Discerning the purply inky shadows

beneath their smiling faces.


She is loved lightly... carelessly,

more for what she gives, than for herself

A graceful puppet skating life's stage,

with her audience of the needy and greedy.


Yet.. when  Spring's gentle winds

caress her solemn face

and the soft warmth of the sun enfolds her

in sweet silent solitude..

there is joy.


Laughing daffodils nod their frilled heads

the scarlet roses open their fragrant hearts in welcome

the dark fecund earth spills it's secrets,

until she knows...


Happiness is a fairy thing..

ephemeral as life itself,

found in the small blessings

and the quiet places of the heart.


Then.. she dances..

under the moonlit sky and rustlings of new life..

freed from the pain

of careless love.

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Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 6/1/2004
well done
Reviewed by E. Richardson 5/20/2004
This a a beautiful piece of work, Candida...I love its peace and layered imagery.
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 5/3/2004
I know those water bugs, they used to fascinate me as a child, and still do
I guess.
This is lovely Candy.

big hug,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/3/2004
wonderful write; but water bugs aren't so lovely when they get into the apartment...ewwwww! LOL whenever i see one that has gotten into the apartment, i absolutely CRINGE!! *shuddering*

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
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