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From poetry collection "now you tell me" (c) 1997 by Gracie C. McKeever
(c) 1994 by Gracie C. McKeever
In the wings and shadows, stealthy
aggrandizement and self-promotion
an effusive wealth of kindness and
your flattery knew no bounds
Perhaps this magnanimity
should have been my fist clue
Months and years flew by a whirl
and flutter of fraternizing and growth
years, a blur of needed self-discovery
Evolution – buddies to pals
companions to friends –
a relationship doomed to extinction
You buried your hidden agenda
beneath a well of wish-fulfillment
My own was entrenched in a ditch
of ignorance and denial
As Helen Keller I danced through
the phases of our affiliation
unencumbered by guilt, oblivious
to your needs and desires
unaware as I stumbled and tramped
upon the soil of emotional mine
Fortitude and tolerance waned
floated away on an ebb tide of
frustration and unrealized hope
Exploitation and self-indulgence
the foundation upon which we built
Destruction and release a forgone
and welcome conclusion
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|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Reads as if it is a play. It is surely a good play on words. The ending is not a happy one. You write different stuff than others but it all comes from your heart and soul and is a joy to read such profound writes. Well done writes too.|
|Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
|This is a very sad story. I hope it isn't autobiographic.|
|Reviewed by Rita Hestand
|Some very profound wrods here, Gracie! Thought I'd drop by and see your stuff.
Good work girl!
|Reviewed by Rodney Bohen
Well done, I salute you in retreat..
Rodney Evan Bohen
|Reviewed by na na (Reader)
|I loved how you chose the comparison using Helen Keller. That says so much without saying no more. You must have worked on this poem a lot to bring it to this point; where it is so well written. Very well done. Bill Murray|