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by L. G. Figgins

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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When it rains
the roof leaks in places
I don't want to reach
There's a tympany
in my upstairs bathroom
Varied tones chime
according to coffee tin
or chipped china bowl

I have grown accustomed
to the constant sorrow
I can almost forget
The squirrels laugh
They chew holes in the tarp
and hide walnuts in what's left
of a shake roof sponged with moss
Sometimes I cry
at my stubborn independence
that time reminds me is cruel reward
I have been alone too long
and have forgotten how to be soft
What I would give
for two strong hands to remind me


(c) Linda Gayton 2005

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Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/9/2005
Here it is making the news that yanky squirrels have killed off nearly all our friendly reds. Sure is a cruel.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/9/2005
Linda this is really deep from the passionate heart inside of you and speaks of a quiet yearning of the love and desire that you miss. The images are clear and fill the mind with a picture of a quaint country cottage or a rustic farm house comfy but just needing a few repairs.

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 11/9/2005
Linda, this is such a strong write. I really felt it, and the pic reiforces the mood you achieve through the writing. Dawn
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/9/2005
Super duper write Linda!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/9/2005
I have been alone too long
and have forgotten how to be soft

I truly don't believe that, Linda, but this is a most powerful piece.
Reviewed by Betty Torain 11/9/2005
Thanks for sharing this poem. I can hear every word and identify with it. I'm thankful you have the gift to express your inner thoughts. I can see the rain-bow in this poem. Betty
Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 11/9/2005
How few of us are truly independent anymore? How sad is it that the outcome of our independence is almost allways lonliness. What wouldn't we give to feel truly loved? Oh what would I give for two soft arms and a warm heart to wrap around me. Excellent writing. Pierre.
Reviewed by Shoma Mittra 11/9/2005
superb write. Loved it and acn relate to your thoughts, Linda. :-) shoma
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