Remembered

She would sip red wine every now and then

She would drink slowly, and gradually drown the day’s pain

She would giggle when she had too much

She would stop laughing when she had a little more


She danced in order to feel alive

She moved as fast as she could

She could never move as fast as she wanted too

She would go home tired and spent


She would recite from memory scriptures which had never been written

She spoke words divinely inspired, if at times profane and sacrilege

She saw more than her eyes needed to see

She felt more than was healthy to feel


She tried hard to understand those around her

She felt the pain when others spoke

She sympathized, empathized and internalized

She took it all in... and it weighed her down


She would lay on the warm sand and let the shore’s breeze caress her

She would not sunbathe in the nude

She feared the sun would blush.

She would feel reborn in the heat


She hated the rain but didn’t mind the snow

She loved watching the leaves fall to the ground in the Autumn

She felt like a tree at times

She felt like a leaf often


She hummed notes as they randomly entered her mind

She loved old black and white movies and simpler times

She cared for children though she was never given any of her own

She hated God for that, and tried with all her heart to forgive Him


She made love like a bird seeking warmth in a nest

She made love and seldom had sex

She was vulnerable with or without her clothes on

She was bare each day of her life


She celebrated every birthday with great enthusiasm

She wondered deep down though “is this all there is”?

She wondered not so deeply down

She had questions that she did not want answered


She looked for inspiration in the oddest places

She lost all her muses early on in life

She was surrounded by people most of the time

She was all alone most of the time


She moved across country

She went there to find someone she never knew

She didn’t realize that person was inside her

She looked in vain


She curled her hair at times

She straightened her hair at other times

She had to lose all of her hair at one point

She tried hard to be brave for others


She cried just to let the sorrow out

She wondered how the sorrow always came back

She didn’t feel sad at all

She didn’t know it, but she was always sad


She made mistakes

She took the blame for each one

She was never faulted by anyone

She was forgivable, above all


She grew impatient as the years passed by

She heard each drop of sand fall in the hourglass

She felt time breathe more heavily on her shoulder

She was keenly aware


She never found that perfect lipstick

She had thousands of shoes

She was angry that nothing ever fit

She was the most beautiful woman in the world

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Jerilee Wei 4 years ago from United States

I think I met her sister once. Excellent!


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

This is beautifully sad. Was she someone you loved?


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Beautiful!


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mega1 4 years ago

love it


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

I thought this was soooo beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this one.


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sankari.nayagam 4 years ago

"She cared for children though she was never given any of her own

She hated God for that, and tried with all her heart to forgive Him" Very beautiful lines!!


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

The beauty you manage to extract from a string of words is as lovely in its rhythm as is a Rembrandt painting in its vision. I am struck...

Cheers~

K9


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jfay2011 4 years ago

What a haunting sad poem.


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rebekahELLE 4 years ago from Tampa Bay

Very nicely done. There is a lot of heart in your writing. I like it.


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

She made love like a bird seeking warmth in a nest

She made love and seldom had sex

She was vulnerable with or without her clothes on

She was bare each day of her life

beautiful

voted up and sideways


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gmwilliams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Touchingly beautiful poem which left me in breathless and in tears! How graceful and wonderful your words are! You are an artist with words!


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DearBandit 4 years ago

very nice


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Amy Becherer 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I feel like I know you. I felt every phrase, every word. You are one of the best writer's I've ever read.

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