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Graciousness and Gratitude
by Lisa Hilbers
Friday, October 19, 2007
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Graciousness and Gratitude



Once in a while I look up, and find
myself here again-
For reasons beyond my control, I believe-
Yes; I believe without conscience, that
I need to refresh my pages of memory-
I’ve always heard and now I can testify that
love truly is blind; Or maybe that’s blind-ing-
One way or the other, I couldn’t see past your
wavy dark hair and piercing blue eyes; Your
lovely sun darkened skin, bronzed and smoothed
by lotions and motions; Or was that emotions?
Who knows? Who cares?
I do! Yes damnit I do-  But…
Not for the reasons you are thinking-
I care because I’m now free from your spell-
I care because I know there will be another poor
lost soul wonder into your arms and allow themselves

To be wrapped up in the confusing feelings of what
you call love-
I begged you then and now I beg myself to remember
the agony of defeat that I knew was coming and didn’t
have the strength or want, to pull away before it
was too late-
Well, now I’m gone again and it’s you standing on the
sturdy platform of loneliness-
I no longer need your arms to hold me in the night; Nor
do I need your eyes to see through to show me the way-
I have been embraced by my own power and strength-
and I can see clearly through the eyes of subtlety and fortitude-

I’ll go now; And leave you to your own recognitions-
I know they aren’t anything like the ones I have but I
have faith that one day you’ll open your eyes and find
yourself in acknowledgement of the depth of being truly

I’m certainly no woman scorned- But I am a woman
with learned abilities-
One of them being the ability to look into your face and
smile the smile of graciousness and gratitude-

And for the first time; Allow it to be truthful and without


© Lisa Hilbers
October 19, 2007


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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Deeply moving and nicely-penned . . . thank you for this write!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Nice work Lisa, a message of hope for all who are feeling the bite from giving there all and being left holding the baggage...
Roll up your sleeves and keep on swinging girl!
Excllnt and great to see such fine work from you again

Much love
Reviewed by Art Sun
Nice work...this is definitely a poem for many who have found their release upon the release....from another...


Art Sun...
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
"I’m certainly no woman scorned- But I am a woman
with learned abilities-"

WOW! That's a powerful statement.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
Fascinating write on taking back the empowerment to be free...

Reviewed by Sherry Heim
You take my breath away, break my heart and give an empowering sense all at once with this excellent and emotional offering, Lisa. I have missed reading you, but this powerful piece was well worth waiting for. No tarnish has settled upon your golden quill.
Take care,
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Very potent write about the learning curve we all go through in the trials and tests of often takes a long time before we can come to the resolution you have and it is only then we begin to heal. Well done Lisa as always.

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Very beautiful writing Lisa,have a wonderful day...Hugss
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Beautiful write, Lisa; welcome back! You have been missed!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your Burleson, Tx., friend, Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Welcome back, you've been missed.

A beautiful, beautiful write of graciousness and gratitude; well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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