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Postcard Window, a poem

Updated on March 20, 2010
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I’m on the wrong side of a

Postcard Window

Trapped inside a fish bowl with

All the water on the other side

 

Here I am I can do

No other than stand here

And let you stare at me

Or through me

 

Unsatisfied I

Walk with all the strangers

Who

Stared almost at me but into

Something no one else saw

 

Harry Connick feels so

Superfluous singing

All by himself

About love

 

I could run a thousand miles

Of ocean with the rain

If someone would tell me

How to walk on water

 

No one told me that love

Can feel so much like hate

Sometimes when you’re not careful

Or too careful with what you feel

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Great imagery, Rose West. There's a suffocating realism in this work. I like it.

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      Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for reading and commenting so soon, Dohn. Reality can be suffocating sometimes.

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      Ann Leavitt 7 years ago from Oregon

      Allusions and paradoxes and analogies: this is deep and beautiful! I hope you continue to write poetry and post it.

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      Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you, Lady Jane, for your encouragement - I do intend to post more poetry. It feels like jumping off a cliff just about every time I do, but I haven't completely self-destructed as of yet.

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      westpointfb20 7 years ago from California

      I love poetry and I am becoming a big fan of yours, keep it up...write more for the adoring fans : )

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      Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks westpointfb20! What a lovely compliment!

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      Nikkij504gurl 7 years ago from Louisiana

      i can relate

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      Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan

      Nikki, it's nice to hear that other people understand.

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      gulnazahmad 7 years ago

      the best thing is that it is very real and it shows your strong sense of observation and your sensitivity:)

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      Peggy Patrick Medberry 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Wow Rose.. I love your poetry. I write poetry as well but haven't posted it yet.. You have inspired me!

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      Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan

      gulnazahmad, thank you for reading this! It's good to hear that other people can "see" what I'm trying to say.

      peggypat, so glad you loved it! Please do post your poetry - I will look forward to reading :)

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