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I Cannot Seem To See

Updated on April 14, 2016

I cannot seem to see through all this

odd rhetoric of sullen divorce

held still by a new universal force

all I can do is stare at this mess.

The crisp mountain air will not settle me,

to hide in a book under each letter,

to sleep, curl in deep dark, to make better

a bitter infusion, emotions tea.

Within a second pulled out from myself

a slight recognition from the real

a sigh from the downward glance of my son

and I knew our time was our current wealth

in front of your love I was forced to kneel

a kiss on your forehead sent to the sun.


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      Ann Carr 11 months ago from SW England

      Your poetry is soaring these days. Sorry it's taken me so long to get round to all these, Jamie.


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you all for the motivation and your kind words. Jamie

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      again wonderful... love the poetry period

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great sonnet with deep thoughts and feelings.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Jamie,

      This is so moving and truly well-written. It does give one pause. I do hope you and your family are doing well, and this poem is not reflective of what you are going through. Adding in the child aspect to the dire situation, makes this poem even more powerful.

      Peace and blessings

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Lovely sonnet. Very emotional and heartfelt with vivid imagery. Well done.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this line, " To hide in a book under each letter. " A child can always make any difficult decision better. This is profoundly deep.