"Ode to Ruth May"

November 22, 2010
By MaddieWo PLATINUM, Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
MaddieWo PLATINUM, Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"If I'd a knowed more, I would a loved more." -Pilate Dead, Song of Solomon


Do I remember when the world took you
from me? O Little Beast can’t you see I
have died too? For my days are dark but true.
My light was you, and you my open sky.
I know I shant have one favorite child,
But you were my last, my untouched kingdom.
Boys about your age walked by, I smiled,
Combining numbers with an old rhythm.
How many times must a mother work out
How old her dead daughter could be, should be?
Pockets of my heart carry you about,
As you shout about forgiveness to me.
But if I move forward and I forgive,
The last of light will escape through a sieve.


The author's comments:
Orleanna Price to her daughter Ruth May [Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingslover]

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on Dec. 9 2010 at 5:54 pm
iheartwinter SILVER, Cedar Bluff, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently."
Eric A. Burns, Gossamer Commons, 08-24-05

I love it...the way the words flow, the imagery, the emotion...wonderful :)

on Dec. 9 2010 at 4:48 pm
MaddieWo PLATINUM, Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"If I'd a knowed more, I would a loved more." -Pilate Dead, Song of Solomon

thank you :)

Phoenixx GOLD said...
on Dec. 9 2010 at 8:46 am
Phoenixx GOLD, Toronto, Other
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Its just beautiful. Simply beautiful :)


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