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My Word! My Little Word...
by Charlie

Thursday, February 02, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My word!
My little word! What a wonder.
 
Every sound—every syllable of her wounded
She lets fall all her letters
Mound of mournful
All her kisses stolen
Not a one left.
Not a one.
 
Like a Jonah, she
Unrepentant mutterings
Swallowed in a wail
Parent with her back turned
Arms folded
Foot tapping
Eyes averted
NO>>>>>
 
Mere moments later
Moist lashes flutterless on twin pink moons
Her breath a gaspy little breeze
Mother hands pluck up the pieces
Reconstruct them in strong arms
 
One kiss on an eyelid
One on a cheek
One lands on an earlobe,
One on a brow, one on a chin…
Spilling from relenting lips
Oh, my word! My little word!
I give them all back
Every one.

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Axilea MU 3/5/2012
I think that we all own a box full of words and some words were just made for us. There is such freedom in using words such as "yes" or "no" and to become fully aware of their power is the work of a lifetime! Those "moist lashes" and "twin pink moons" make me think that you have another word in mind as you write: it begins with a capital "L". (Sorry for being away for so long, sis!)

Axilea
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/7/2012
... Now if all the world would sing the song of wounded Little Word, what a place of kisses this would be - a world of relenting restitution and restoration instead of reproach. What a picture!... If only such hands still rocked the cradle and ruled the world, eh?! :)) A loving and personal moment of nurturing intimacy that delights us all. I can still recall that first joy of words to bind (and break!) mother-child bonds. Beautifully rendered for us here, Charlie. xx
Reviewed by Cryssa C 2/7/2012
sounds like a certain little Z bug I know... who...um...maybe had a yellow marker in her hand and answered the phone when I called? hee, hee...

But a delectable little wonder word that hugable girl is!

And... what a charmer too! For with only four little words she wrapped her cousin around her finger and all of us joined in!

Cryssa :)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/5/2012
A child's take on punishment and redemption. Very good. Caught my attention.

Ron
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 2/2/2012
A charmer!
Reviewed by Connie Faust 2/2/2012
You sure have a way with those words! This is an endearing picture.

Connie



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