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Unmasked
by Linda Settles
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Unmasked

When memories of  traumatic blows sweep in

like  frigid breath of winters past,

Joys of summer days come lately fade

before the fearful blast of knowing,  

Seeing, eyes unmasked, brain immersed

in sordid flow, unwilled, I cannot make them

go, these memories that have come to stay

and take my life and breath away.

 

Be still my soul—I’ll sit awhile and rest

beneath this old oak tree.

Deep breaths, take one, and two, and  three.

Now see, I’ve closed and locked the door. 

Give me your hand, just speak my name

Tell me your love will be the same when, tempest

past, I dare reclaim that part of me that came unasked

upon the storm and stripped my leaves. My branches

bared what do you see?  Though tossed and torn I am

in truth, both who I was and who I am and who I’m

meant to be.

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Cryssa C
Simply beautiful, Linda. I have missed your poetry...
Cryssa :~)
Reviewed by John Domino
A natural masterpiece!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
A fabulous poem in quite a classical style, as befits the mood and deep emotions that swirl throughout, driving towards that great summation. Time is an arrow connecting past, present and future that gives us shape and identity - an awareness of self. Damage can occur at any point along this projectory's line and awareness of it will recur without warning if it is undealt with at the time. Love this unmasking, Linda - and especially the safe place you have found in another to shift the heavy load. Gorgeous writing, thank you. xx
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A most meaningful metaphorical write, Linda. Very well-expressed! Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by jude forese
heart opening moments expressed quite well ...
Reviewed by Barbara Henry
Great poem Linda,
It speaks to all parts of us.Thank you for sharing such a great work.
To your success/

Barbara Henry
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Well penned. I agree that we are all of that, past, present and future. God's view of us is even broader and stretches from the beginning of time to its closing. Excellent writing Linda. Bless you, in Him, J'nia
Reviewed by Connie Faust
This one is a treasure! It's going to my library. Great work!
Connie
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
The subtle power and beauty in your words i just amazing...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
A beautifully written poem Linda,I love it,take care

EDWIN
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Linda...this is so utterly beautiful
embracing within all the fragility & vulnerable openess
Much Love & Inspirations
Vickie
Reviewed by Bill Grimes Jr.
"Though tossed and torn I am
in truth, both who I was and who I am and who I’m
meant to be."

Greetings dear Linda. I am deeply moved by your sincerity and flowing sense of truth......I have read many of your poems and this one is your best yet in my humble opinion....We share a common bond....a kindred soul.....both survivors who lived to tell about God's grace and mercy.....to give hope to those who have none.....Beautiful work from your beautiful soul my friend.

Peace,
Bill :-)

Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
This is absolutely brilliant, Linda! Very powerful close. I think it's my favorite of yours.
Reviewed by JMS Bell
WHAT YOU SEE...IS WHAT YOU GET...IT IS ALWAYS BEST THIS WAY FOR...IF ONE CAN'T LOVE WHO WE REALLY ARE, THEN.....
ALL POETICAL ELMENTS COMBINE WELL - GREAT JOB. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Very nicely done, this has so much truth and reality in it and the metahphor of a tree bared of leafs and greenage but still strong and true is wonderful.
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Arresting image and verse; perfection! BRAVA, Linda!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
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