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  Bitter-Sweet
by Mark M Lichterman
Thursday, January 07, 2010
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                                  Bitter-Sweet

 

Bitter-Sweet. 

That that I’ve done.

 

Days, weeks, months

and years.

 

That that I’ve done through

twenty and nine years of my life.

 

Bitter-Sweet.  

 

The soot covered boy

that “Climbed” chimneys

 

The boy that “Became” a man.

The girl that “Became” a woman.

The boy that became a father,

the girl that became a mother.

 

 

Those brought to life

through imagination

that lived,

that grew in worlds

created through thoughts 

transmitted from mind

to fingers to keyboard.

 

Bitter-Sweet.

 

A world of life

created for those that laugh

for those that cry

for those that love and lose.

 

Bitter-Sweet. 

 

Those breathed life into

that I longed with,

felt alone with,

fought along with.

 

Those brought to life that I grew old with.

 

Bitter-Sweet. 

 

Twenty and nine years of the thought of words

that draw the pictures that you and you see

within your mind as the writer in me see within my mind:

The little boy that climbed.

The little boy that became a man.

The little girl that became a woman.

 

Bitter-Sweet.

 

The last sent now to become the people;

to become the world created

by me for you and you

to walk alongside:

The soot coated boy that climbed;

the little boy that became a man

that became an old man.

The little girl  that became a woman,

that became an old woman,

 

 Bitter-Sweet.

 

All through now.

All worlds created now.

My friends to become your friends.

 

Bitter-Sweet.

 

In the hands of others now,

nothing more to do

nothing more I can do.

 

Bitter-Sweet

writing's done now.

 

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/9/2010
Your words are indeed straight from your heart and anyone lucky enough to read them will know that from the start Mark.

Newfie Hugs from your friend, Rose XOXO
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/9/2010
I am drawn into reflection by the philosophy that you share within your verses here, Mark. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 1/8/2010
I liked your form and repetition in this- the way you wrote it, it really worked.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/8/2010
Hard letting go, isn't it, Mark? You put your love, sweat and tears and your words, and pray the people read and love your words as much as you do. Don't think there will be any problem. :) Well penned.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/8/2010
And that is the way that it should be, Mark, in the hands of others. When it is all said and done, our actions and inaction's are left to history . . .
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/8/2010
Positivism versus Sadness, tender philosophies versus hard realities, written like you were sucking a bitter lemon covered with sucker, undecided who was the "one"...

Georg

Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/8/2010
Striking but so obviously from the heart...
fee
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/8/2010
You write of a life through optimism yet I sense a sadness too as if there were more to do, leaving one to think...

Be always safe,
Karen
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