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in spite of all i said

after my skies cleared
and the dust settled out of my addled head
i tried to make it right with you
but i had been spread out
on the glistening hymnals by then
i’d had the satisfactions of the hardest throbbing reds
in spite of all my good girl intentions
in spite of all i said
i just never could go limping back
to white bread

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…and even after all this time
it can still make me feel
white bread and average
the cloyingly mushy middle
of a brilliant girl sandwich

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  • kenroome
    kenroomeover 2 years ago

    Without knowing the context of the words – what they mean to the poet –
    good poems let the reader bend them into their own lives.
    This left me feeling, my nature is itself…“in spite of all i said”

    good good poem.

  • this one leaves me feeling, too, my friend, things i thought had slipped away from me some thirty -odd years ago, and in that rush of feeling, that blush of youth, there is your praise….

    i appreciate it…..

    – greeneyedlady

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyover 2 years ago

    many people write to purge the darkness within but only a few write with a poetic vision that leaves the reader click the switch in their own thoughts to paint in their own experience youve done this here it makes us leap on to try and understand whats there but not clear , we all need to read between the lines more .

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 2 years ago

    As Ken has already said, Lisa..a poem that leaves you with a feeling of wonder, of quiet acceptance or with questions not answered, is a poem that subtly works…I love this poem!
    “in spite of all i said” :)
    Sandra x

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 2 years ago

    When we become allergic to something we may still want to partake but our sensitivity to ‘it’ comes out with warning signals me thinks…..yet sometimes we don’t understand our allergen and hope to make friends with it…..But it is best to leave on the shelf me thinks. xxx

  • warning signals would be so nice, LOL, but i’ve gotten too good at ignoring them over the years…..i suppose we think if we make friends with it it will no longer be an enemy, no longer have the power to hurt us and that just ain’t so…..yep, leaving it on the shelf is the best bet XOXOXOXO

    – greeneyedlady

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