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Memories MAG

April 6, 2008
By Abbye Woodward SILVER, Oxford, Massachusetts
Abbye Woodward SILVER, Oxford, Massachusetts
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Photograph jumps unexpectedly
from the page
Bitter memory previously admired by
a younger version of
Cried over in days
now regretted
Hidden needles act as daggers
Piercing what I thought was a healed abrasion
Drawing blood through bandages
Unwittingly applied
I flip the page
The image lingers for a moment
and eventually subsides
I continue on
But nonetheless on guard
Until, not surprisingly
You appear once more
This time not alone
Beside you sits a girl,
ignorant happiness
reflected in her eyes
How it was the day
my smiles turned to lies
I shudder
closing the book
Wincing at the pain
of my scars
Ripped open to create a new wound

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on Aug. 3 2009 at 6:02 pm
Simplygraceful GOLD, Omaha, Nebraska
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very good

//pattinson said...
on Aug. 2 2009 at 5:37 pm
this is a nice piece of poetry