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I Know Her Well
by pat medlin
Monday, January 04, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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how depression becomes so familiar to some and the 'real' heart temporarily steps aside too weakened to recognize or to fight

I'm her old and familiar friend
yet she leaves when I approach. 
She passes her key to me
as we cross paths.
I watch as she slowly floats away...
drifting toward that safe place
she visits from time to time...

I'll be back' she whispers...
'its only for a while'.
Left to find some semblance of order
in what she's left behind... I wait. .
I must stay behind and wallow
in her disconnected thoughts and
unidentified disappointments...
nurture her feelings of sadness and loss.
Struggling to escape the glaring light
placed upon me
I find the familiar wall of despair-filled darkness...
lock the door to well-meaning intruders.
Now I will sleep and wait.

The shadow of her return hovers.
Will she appear with a vengeance
to banish destroy me?
Or simply take back  her key...
wait for my next visit
and continue to
tolerate her old familiar friend.     




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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 7/18/2012
Screw Depression!
I really do enjy your little "takes" on these things! I'll be at my friend's house tonight, Kaarina Nniemi, as she hs has surgery on her right eye. Please hold this in proof ot all being in orderl
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/18/2010
I now see what you mean and understand that yes just change the "she" to a "he"...excellent...ed (thanks for stopping by my den of late)
Reviewed by Bill Grimes Jr. 2/17/2010
Hi Pat,
I love this poem and find myself peeking at the symbology between the lines......Clever and well penned my friend......I love it.

Bill :-)
Reviewed by Gerald Tate 1/26/2010
Great we piece. Well done, Gerry
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/17/2010
Sometimes you have to put out the "no vacancy" sign for your old familiar friend. Either that or take a six week Carribean cruise. Great poem. Patrick
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 1/10/2010
An interesting write with a little mystery here. The way I read this, the old friend could be an actual person or an inner you. It does have subtle meaning.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 1/7/2010
I love this. You really brought the meaning across subtlely, yet stirring the soul within-great poem.
Reviewed by D. Vegas 1/7/2010
Pat, Beautiful write.

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