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The Woman at the Table

A woman at the table
Children running round and round
Elder sitting quietly
Husband making not a sound

Blink and then behold
The child becomes the woman
Husband becomes elder
Yet time has just begun

I am now the child
In the second generation
But too much has already been lost
In this steady transformation

Then everything shifts again
Time starts making history
And in one blink of an eye
The woman at the table is me





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Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm
totally unexpected ending! great transition... mind reading some of mine?
 
dreamxentertain This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 11:12 am
I liked it a lot! I love the ongoing transformation, as you mentioned.
 
Rulesofmyown said...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 8:29 am
wow! this is great, i loved the idea, and the way you organized your thoughts, check out some of my work please, if u get the chance:)
 
mask456 said...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Wow that poem really touched me that was really amazing! I really truly injoyed it1 i love howe u wrote it and the menaing! AMAZING!

Please comment on my work!

 
Katara This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 12:02 am
Thank you so much! I will definetly check out your work.
 
justwannabeme said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm
.Yes. Very good. read mine?
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm
This is very well written... and true. It's sometimes frightening the way time works and ages us. All the more encouraging us do enjoy life as it comes.
 
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