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  I See It Now
by Nordette Adams
Sunday, February 28, 2010
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Fear of falling in love and rightfully so when the person's no good for you.


 I See It Now

By Nordette N. Adams

Today, I understood why I never
speak to you or let you see me
or let me see you. My understanding
is the color of strange red pearls
strewn across my yellow belly.

I sing a coward's song.

Today I knew that what I feel for you
is not hate, like you think,
but fear that if I trust 
a civil word between us,
you will break the last piece
of my heart, the part your treacherous 
heel missed the first time and left.

I am wise in cowardice.

Today you crossed my mind
and I imagined laughing at your joke
after knowing what I had to say
in the morning would be a line
that made you smile at noon 
if you were still the you I
once risked life to love.

You are pollen.
I am allergic.

You are saturated fat.
I am a fragile artery.

You are extravagance.
I am a pauper.

© 2009 Nordette N. Adams
 

 


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Reviewed by Mary Elshaday 5/18/2014
You write so well awakening the imagination of the reader. Such a lovely write. Kudos Nordette!
Mary
Reviewed by Dark Knight 4/27/2014
I like the way you write
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/22/2010
Very soul searching and deep. Sadly there are some men out there that fit this exact bill of fare. Thank you Nordette for sharing.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your sister Barbie
Reviewed by Geoff M. Pope (Reader) 3/5/2010
Tremendous confession, discernment, Nordette.
I especially nodded toward your last three strophes,
reminding me of "A Couple in Love" --
http://geoffpopepoetry.blogspot.com/2009/11/couple-in-love.html

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/2/2010
Pauper and coward the speaker in this piece definitely is not. Such clarity of deduction and understanding can only come from rich depths of spiritual, emotional and intellectual intelligence that probably beggars the paucity of the commitment that was offered. I love the turn with the change of pace and style of the final lines, expressing that most uncomfortable and unwelcome truth - that that which we most desire is often at odds and incompatible with that which is necessarily good for us. Acute and tender imagery for a bruising subject. So good to read you as always, Nordette. xx
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 3/1/2010
Nordette, It is good to see you back here! This is one powerful poem. At least you recognize a bad relationship/situation and are not willing to venture down that road of pain..much wisdom in your poem!

Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/1/2010
Much truth in these words, well said...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/1/2010
Nordette, I am in awe of your pen ... you wrote my life. These words seem to be penned for survival and sanity's sake ... beautifully penned, my new favorite of yours. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/1/2010
Excellent write, Nordette, and that piccy looks like a StormSpinner kind of photo! Well done, m'dear; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/1/2010
A good recipe for survival.
Stir over low heat- simmer uncovered.

John
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe 2/28/2010
Hold on to these thoughts as hard as you can, if this is about you, you are worthy of so much more. Well written. Take care.

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