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"The Little Old Wise Woman"

The little old wise woman
sat on her bed,
and puzzled the world
as if now was dead.

She opened a book,
which she long ago read,
and there was that poem
which once rocked her head.

Frightened by words that
collide with the ends
of knowing and honing what
her fears defend.

She closed the book quickly!
She buried her brain
in a storm of denial
’neath blankets of pain.

She slept for while,
then woke with a smile;
realizing they were
painted words!

So back to the book,
and the poem that shook her
to see the dream paintings
were not nightmares waking.

The little old wise woman
stood up and danced,
and sang like a new bird
with her arms wing expanded.

And to her surprise here
she started to rise …
and out of the window
she flew!

She flew over graveyards,
and down to the ocean,
where a child was building
a sandcastle home

The wind started gusting,
so strong that the child
started to cry
as her dream blew away.

“Don’t cry!" "Little girl?”
said the flying wise woman,
floating above her
against the storm’s wind.

“It’s just like the poem
in a book I once read.
It frightened me terribly!
I thought love would end!"

“But really, it’s just that
beginnings go ’way.
And you, and your dreams
will be built a new day;

only stronger, than anything
scaring your mind. Why
look! I’m now old. Yet,
I’ve just learned to fly.”

© copyright July 4th, 2010 C.C. Arshagra
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"The Little Old Wise Woman"

C.C. Arshagra

NEW BRITAIN, United States

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Artist's Description

I am so happy that i can to create this work.
It’s a real silver lining story.

I released the poem ‘Vagina Soul ~a poem’
here on RedBubble and no comments appread then it was Freatured by the group Heart & Soul

I then did something quite out of the ordinary. I knew the poem mattered. To this artist it mattered as much as the sustaining-of-life on-this-world does. Yet, it did prove to be a challenging poem to comment on. The comments that did arrive on the heals of a plea for them taught me, (and humbled even more so) about how much I love the artists & friends I’ve made here on this site.

I’ve also been reminded lately on how I got into writing and poetry in the first place. It was mostly chlid’s poems, nurcery rhymes, and lttle stories. Even some pen and ink drawing; I wish I kept up that passion.

Any way, my recent attaction to Karin Tayor’s
work has also helped dust off the cobwebs of my wained focus and dedication to this style of writing.

Thatnk you all,

C.C. Arshagra

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