No Need to Untie

A passing moment freed in a wave goodbye

Stranger's appraisal under cool Nordic eye

Quickened my heartbeat as I passed by

Grateful for a gift no need to untie

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Gimme warmth that's been short in supply

My table set empty but for cold humble pie

Yesterday's leftovers untouched and dry

Grateful for a gift no need to untie

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Fighting a war without a clear ally

Losing the strength in my battle cry

Armor stands frayed and on the fly

Grateful for a gift no need to untie

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Lost perspective in a beat gone awry

Stood amidst chaos held on standby

Your rocket man fire lifts me high

Grateful for a gift no need to untie

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Expressive soft mouth that tells no lie

Words that elicit my flattered reply

Close my eyes to see a clear slate sky

Grateful for a gift no need to untie

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I have run out of superlatives for you young lady. I see your work pop up and I read it and then let it sit for awhile....then return to it and devour it. Mind you, Amy, I'm not a big fan of poetry....never have been....and yet I will read every single one of yours. That's about the greatest tribute I can give you.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Bill, you have left me with a big smile at your wonderful comment. You are a good friend to me. Thank you


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Fabulous poem! Live goes on, doesn't it? Enjoyed reading this.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Suzette. Sometimes life is brutal, but we are designed to be resilient. One nice word can make a big difference.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Nice pleasant poem, Amy, so tender and sweet. Then I read ... Whoa! ... 'Your rocket man fire lifts me high.' Now that's a whole different ball game, m'luv! :)

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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

You've got me laughing, drbj. I'm speaking of lifting my spirit, of course!!! Thank you, my friend, for the "uplifting" laugh. You never cease to amaze me. You are one multi-faceted gem.


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Time2Spare 4 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

A pleasant poem.. loved reading it...


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Appreciate your comment, Time2Spare. Thank you so much.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Loved this Amy. Your creativity shines through in every word.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Nordic eye, rocket man... something tells me loves afoot. Maybe flirting, could be wrong...


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Gypsy. I think I may have relayed something more physical than it was. It was a brief passing few moments that raised my spirits. Yet, it had the power to make me feel very much alive.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

No, Augustine, sorry to misrepresent the brief encounter. Yes, he was good-looking, too young, but checking me out. Yet, it was exactly what I needed to feel less invisible, still desirable and more than I expected on a quick trip to Starbucks. I felt energized and more powerful than all the Starbucks in the world could ever give me. I'm pitiful, don't cha think?


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Nope. I do this everyday! More so when Iwas younger than now. Any day where someone smiles in my direction is another victory. Feel good about yourself. You deserve the attention. Decaf mocha with lots of cream and caramel please...


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thanks, Augustine. I appreciate your reassurances. If you ever make it to St. Louis, your decaf mocha with lots of cream and caramel is on me. I'll even spring for a brownie!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Gimme warmth that's been short in supply

My table set empty but for cold humble pie

Yesterday's leftovers untouched and dry

Grateful for a gift no need to untie

Mmm. My mind always reels with imagery, metaphors and sheer force of your words. It is disturbing yet delightful. Dreamy yet daring. Articulate yet ethereal. what can I say. My keyboard hides in shame at your gift.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

"My keyboard hides in shame at your gift" is so eloquent, I wished I'd said it. Your words made me cry. There is something about the sincere way you express yourself, Docmo, that touches my heart. Thank you feels too stilted, yet I do.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

My keyboard just died, never will I be able to write poetry like you do. You blow me away! I'm on my way to Starbucks, sad that it's a hundred miles away. Hee..Loved it and you too..Cheers


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, Ruby, I am laughing out loud (really and truly) at the thought of your trip to Starbucks, only 100 miles away!!!! I am tickled pink that you like this and humbled by your uplifting message. I am on Cloud 9 and that trip is even further than Starbucks for you. Love to you from me


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

It always amazes me how you can have such good poetry that rhymes every line. I'd be a year doing one poem. Must be a gift. A great one.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Jackie, Without hearing from kind readers like you, I wouldn't be inspired to keep writing. You make me want to write. Thank you, my friend.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Amy--you have a gift!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, Audrey. You made my day. Thank you sincerely.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

"Expressive soft mouth that tells no lie

Words that elicit my flattered reply

Close my eyes to see a clear slate sky

Grateful for a gift no need to untie"

Silent communications....I Love it!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

You got it, Curiad!!! Perfectly. Thank you so much. From the extraordinary poet you are, I take your words to heart.


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

This as a bit over my head. It sounds like a lot of bad things happening, so hat is the gift?


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

This encounter was a brief passing flirtation that made my day, which was the ultimate gift that I needed at that particular moment after a prolonged period of bad times. Thank you for asking, Phillydreamer! I appreciate your curiosity.


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

Okay now I see it. LOL. I feel silly for having to ask now.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Never feel silly, Phillydreamer. It takes great intellect to show interest and curiosity. Thank you very much.


Adel 23 months ago

Lauren Peterson - Wow! When I saw Cardenas famliy, I thgouht, sounds familiar, but it couldn't be. That would just be too weird! sure enough, it's her. How in the world do you know Gina? Great pics, what a small world!!July 9, 2011 6:12 pm

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