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  Extinguish and Proceed
by Janet P Caldwell
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Never say Never...


Recently she said

that she needed more

from this life.

Dreams are not brain dead,

the doors just ajar.

 

At 10 she told Jackie

she'd be an actress.

She was in school plays

to become someone else.

 

At 20/20 becoming a shrink

was as clear as could be.

Counseling is a funny thing.

Seeing...she was as mental as me.

 

At 30 found her riding high

and blind.

She needed a string attached

to that kite mind.

 

At 40 brought the loneliness strong.

She needed to commune with a warm face.

Careless, too careless he wasn't the one

 

At 50 brought the disease

of youth and passed.

Ocre eyes and puke. I think

she needed a long, long nap.

 

In the center of these years,

she ached for freedom

to shout her own creed.

Void of uninformed

judgments she never believed.

 

She wanted to travel the world

and to sow more goodwill.

Helping others, her higher

calling, it is true still.

 

For just a moment,

sad with regret.

Time and opportunity,

so damn misspent.

 

Breathing in deeply, with

the strength of her might.

Tossing an old book of matches,

not willing to light.

 

Janet Caldwell 2010

1st Draft

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by jude forese 8/17/2010
sometimes life's book of matches has lost its flare ...
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/14/2010
A human condition experienced by many. You write with a sense of experience. Very thought-provoking; makes you want to think of your own life... Thank you for sharing....

In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/13/2010
You have brought this person vibrantly to life; I find this very moving and compelling; truly human. Thank you, Janet. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 8/13/2010
Very interesting reflections.

~W~
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/13/2010
Although sad in places in others it soars with hope and energy and positive vibes. We all ride this roller coaster of life with it's up and downs and as long as we are able to smile when it is all said and done....that is life.
fee
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 8/13/2010
Excellent thought provoking write.


GOD BLESS YOU
TONY
Reviewed by Miller Caldwell 8/12/2010
No, Janet not time mis-spent. It's your personal experience which no one can claim. It is also one which many might aspire to.

Thoughtful and sincere. Two words which also sum up you.
Love
Miller C.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/12/2010
UNIQUE N DIFFERENT FOR YOU....

Whole Idea Is Never To Look Back Only In Revenge!

You As I Know You Can Never Go Back To Pick Up Pieces!Even If You Could You Wouldn't Enjoy It Anyways!

I Had X G Friend I Was Really Fond Of Peggy - Met Doctors Office Car Accident--If I Could ** Go Back To See Her-I'd Hug Her Give My Business Card/Address To Look Me Up In Future-Why?

** I Sure As Hell Buy Lot Of Old Car Parts Bring Back With Me!

Obviously It Was Not Meant To Be Even Though Then ONE Year Later Her X Air Force B Friend Were Moving To Florida A F Base--I Could Kick Myself In Ass For Not Leaving Work Go See Her Again Then!

Read My Poem Of Her: I Can't Stop The Tears

Even Now They Tears Come...

TRASK...
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 8/12/2010
She has begun Dear Sage! :-) Love, Janet xxxx
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 8/12/2010
Sulfur bound, or not. Chronology of a life. Will she revive what it is she has always dreamed of and turn it into a sequel this decade, Janet? We'll see...

Love,
Sage

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