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by Michelle M Mead
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Inspired by a painting of the same name by artist Roman Frances.



She thought about him when wrapped up like this,

in the warm blanket where his outline left its creases,

the lines written there in patches on the soft velvet,

telling tales she wanted kept hidden deep beneath it.



She wanted to abide by that decision she made,

for she made it with a certainty that appeared fresh,

that promised even the quietest corners of her heart,

of her ability to let go, go away, go on with her life.



Go on with her life like it always had been before,

before recognizing the layers beneath the weight,

of blankets and sheets torn from the bed and hanging,

loose and random but too late to pretend it was unseen.



Remembrance the coward clinging to your turning back,

whispering in your ears of what could and couldn’t be,

in its opened hands a thousand lives you’ve left not lived,

marks and cuts burned in a ring of regrets upon your chest.



Bow down to it before you sleep again on that same bed,

wrapping yourself up in the intentions of a romantic soul,

kept cozy with impossibilities lining the rose-covered walls,

and a madness from desire leaving actions bound and gagged.

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Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/20/2011
Desires left unexplored and regret the attendant guarding the gates of satisfaction and pleasure. Your take on this is novel and refreshing Michelle. I bid you enough joy to sate your heart and soul with everlasting peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/8/2011
Full of rich romanticism and a bit of the macabre.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/8/2011
Wow! Beautifully penned, Michelle! You excel at these!

Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 8/7/2011
Such a romantic, often bitter sweet saga in just a few lines. Terrific.

"Madness from desire leaving actions bound and gagged.
Doesn't get much better than that.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 8/7/2011
Hauntingly familiar
Reviewed by James Johnston 8/6/2011
To me this portrays an intense struggle between desire and indecision. In any case, it is beautifully described. Blessings, Just Jim
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/6/2011
Lovely and compelling verses, Michelle. Thank you for sharing your gifts. Love and best wishes,


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