Imagine Me #SoCS/#Poetry

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Imagine me

not what you see-

naked, shivering, withered tree

still donning bits of finery.

My skin gone rough and graying

and the ground beneath decaying

where my roots are firmly planted

as my spine grows bent and slanted.

 

Close your eyes…

try to recall,

the kiss of Fall

so sweet he made us blush

and feel the golden rush

of girlish delight!

 

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His nimble hands did thus caress,

so wild, untamed and wreckless

we danced, to light the sky!

‘What need for garments?’,

freedom urged

and thus, unfettered,

body purged

of wrappings,

those trappings

that tame the spirit,

fool the mind,

the eye…

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the passersby shook their heads

and grinned instead of

placing blame,

”Oh what a shame,”

was all they said.

Such loveliness once on the trees

lay now in shreds around their knees.

Brazen beauties!

 

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Remember me,

when thus you see

the gnarled skin-

what lies within

remains the same-

everlasting,

till Spring plants a kiss-

such bliss!

 

Then comes the blush,

yet now the hush

of naked truth

is cold and silent.

 

In Winter’s keep

doth does she sleep

with dancing dreams

of gold and green.

”Sweet May,”

yawns she,

“Imagine me.”

 

 

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Perpetual/#Poetry

When life whispered to my soul,

calling the blush onto my cheek,

 

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I sensed the continuity of existence

 

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coursing hotly through my veins,

inciting me to breathe as I reached

towards the receding Light that sent me

into such a life as lay before my

newly awakened consciousness.

Slowly…..

 

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My essence unfurled upon Life’s velveteen

blanket of sweet newness, fresh, wet

and innocent, my mind quickly numbed

as all knowledge receded into gray matter-

a clean slate awaiting the writing of my story-

 

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Sweet forgetting left me hungry,

longing filled my being, drove me on

into the moments of pleasure, pain,

as I climbed the summit and fell again-

too many times, it seems, like

so many dreams until my soul

emerged from hibernation,

ancient holy realization

set in.

Thus I begin…

 

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the fading, as evading life’s cold hand

I cling to memory-the heart of me

in disbelief does comprehend an

eventual end to the great pretend.

Time again for transformation,

cast off the rock in deportation,

the cycle of rejuvenation

must go on,

for old and faded though I be…

 

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I shall go home,

heeding my Creator’s call

and weary at the door I fall,

be comforted and take my rest,

make ready for the next return

to live and laugh, love and learn-

Perpetual….

 

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