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  My Cold Dutch Wife
by David Arthur Walters
Monday, December 19, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I went upstairs to find her.



I longed for you to come downstairs,
but you did not come for ages,
so I went upstairs to find you.


I went from room to room,
and I would have missed you,
a lifeless heap hidden
under a thick blanket on the bed,
if it were not for your bare shoulder,
protruding from under the cover,
and the sight of your face,
ever so white and much older
than when you left me.


I sat down on the bed beside you.
I embraced you and cried,
"You must know by now,
I don't want to lose you."


Then I awoke -
in the tears I try to escape
by making light of life -
with my arms around
my cold Dutch wife.




 


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Reviewed by Leann Marshall 3/28/2008
It is sometimes in our dreams when our feelings ring most true. Thanks for sharing this, David.
Leann
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 10/19/2007
Very interesting work, David. Wonderful metaphor or tragic reality.. either way, it's well written and thought-provoking.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 1/10/2007
interesting read i think. i have found you via the roundtable...thanks for sharing this one.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 10/13/2006
I find this poem, emotionally intriguing! It's very good taken literally, and yet, I sense a deeper metaphor, one which I don't quite grasp. Ah, but I like it still.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 8/13/2006
join the club!

I hear ya..sigh..


exceptional piece ..says it all..

Vesna
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/23/2006


An artistic banquet is served in "My Cold Dutch Wife"... This is a true poetic grand.

In gratitude,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/1/2006
Strongly emotive and meaningful, David. Happy New Year to you with love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/19/2005
Thought provoking, excellent deeply moving poem, David!

Merry Christmas to you!;-)

Eileen
Reviewed by Aberjhani 12/19/2005
MY COLD DUTCH WIFE evokes powerful emotion and spiritual reflection. Despite the nearly overwhelming pain of these lines, more than enough love comes through to communicate the life-saving warmth of grace and hope. Truly Beautiful.

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