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· Haley Cork and the Blue Door

Short Stories
· Doctor of Calamity

· Crunch!

· Chapter 1 of The Clockwork Soul

· The Anatomy of a Chapter

· The Dangers of Tampering with Nature

· Nanotechnology and the Zero Point

· Gully’s Return

· Push me Clara

· Rum Running

· In the Morning

· Abandoned Home – Haiku in 8

· A Teachable Moment (or I Told You So!)

· Awakening the Skin

· A Universal Beauty

· A Peasant's Parting

· Weep for the Fallen

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  A Shattered Vase
by M. Andrew Sprong
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I stand.
I stand shaking.
I stand shaking without control.
I stand shaking without control, always about to fall.

The unseen dynamo of my mind spins and plummets into holes.

I sit.
I sit in the dark.
I sit in the dark to hide from the light.
I sit in the dark to hide from the light – bringer of agony.

My quicksilver thoughts escape my grasp when I need them the most.

I smile.
I smile at pictures.
I smile at pictures of my family.
I smile at pictures of my family and desire only the best for them.

I have nothing left to enjoy, for all things bring pain except love.

I weep.
I weep for choices.
I weep for choices made by me.
I weep for choices made by me that brought pain.

There are places in my soul, calm and sweet but often neglected.

I dance.
I dance in the next world.
I dance in the next world because I never will again.
I dance in the next world because I never will again – a cripple.

My body and mind are broken, shattered like cheap pottery, to be recast as a new vessel.
As a fresh new vessel I stand.

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 12/5/2009
Sometimes those who can no longer stand, stand stronger than those who are not crippled. Thought provoking pen.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 12/2/2009
Well done expressions of the difficult stuff of life.
Somehow life is all of it.


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  1. Womanhood
  2. The Shredding Machine
  3. Body Quakes
  4. Beringia
  5. Have I told you I LOVE YOU today?
  6. Falling
  7. Inevitable
  8. True Friends
  9. Bubble Slaves
  10. Thunder Snow
  11. The Pneuma Collector
  12. Quandary
  13. Vultures of the Most Despicable Kind
  14. Mud Pups
  15. Funny limericks
  16. Essence Of Prose
  17. Hope Reawakened
  18. Sunny Days and Mondays
  20. The Shadows

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