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Through The Veil

Updated on November 26, 2013

See them there?

That is us.

That phantom couple

kissing over coffee

at that tiny table.

They live

beyond the veil

in the other universe

where they belong together

and walk hand in hand

along sandy roads

lined with seagrass.

See them there?

They live as we only would...

Delighting in each other's habits

by day.

Relishing each other's bodies

by night.

See them there?

That is us,

just beyond the veil

They live for us.

As we cannnot,

and they smile

and say,

Wait.





'I Belong To You"

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    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      I am so honored for you to say so! We can all get discouraged and your comment today was such a boost!

      Thank you also for your specific comments and your visit! Blessings to you!

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      pochinuk 

      4 years ago

      Jennifer,

      Keep to writing poems. It's an art form. You got it!

      "...sandy...sea grass...smile..."

      These words speak a softness found in natural life that

      escorts us to know what truly is on our faces; that

      which can truly be.

      -pocchinuk

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Mike, nice to meet you! I am so happy that you liked this one!

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      Mike Robbers 

      4 years ago from London

      Loved this one!! Very beautiful Theater girl!! Bravo!

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you

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      JayDeck 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Very emotional rendering of vicarious longing. Nicely done.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you frank, it's not you...the subject is sad, bittersweet....but I tried to write some hope as well into it! Thank you for your kindness!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      is it me theater girl? I find this somewhat sad.. but I love it :)

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Audrey, I am so glad that you enjoyed this!and wistful melancholia is what I was going for. Not quite sad, but with some hope attached! Thanks for the visit! I have been absent for a while....and your comment is encouraging!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      There is a wistfulness in this piece that I love--really well penned Jennifer!

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      I am very glad that you read the hope in this Lurana, I tried to write that in! Thanks for stopping by! Jennifer

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Imaginative, beautiful, and a bit melancholy but also hopeful...lovely poem! ~Lurana

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Kim for your kindness! I am happy that you liked it!

      Blessings to you as well

      Jennifer

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      I love the way you have used the veil as a metaphor. There is indeed a dreamy quality to this poem. I really enjoyed this poem. A definite V+++

      Best to you,

      Kim

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Eddy! And you as well!

      Jennifer

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Truly beautiful Theater Girl and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Wayne! "Dreamy" I like that description! Jennifer ;)

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very dreamy. Beautiful poem Jennifer.

      Voting up.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      That is quite a story! And thanks again!

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      .....I am a '80's boy, too, lol, did all of my nightclubbing in that decade in all night clubs like the Domino and the Voodoo in Toronto.

      Yes the Heroes version by Gabriel is from a fairly new album of his done entirely with an orchestra and he really deconstructs Bowie's version.

      He does a lovely version of another song called Don't give up with one of my all time favorites Kate Bush

      Alot of your writing actually reminds me of Kate Bush which is a big compliment as she is one of my favorite songwriters.

      I once stripped to Gabriel's Shock the Monkey as I was wearing a wedding gown at a Halloween party and I was dancing with a 5 foot stuffed monkey and yes this is a true story. lol

      p.s. - and yes Gabriel is a favorite of mine too - I've seen him 3 times in concert and once with Genesis on their legendary The lamb lies down on Broadway tour

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      I enjoy a couple Peter Gabriel tunes "In Your Eyes" (sorry, 80's girl) and another song called "I Grieve" which is just a haunting song about any kind of loss. I will check out his version! And thanks again for the Facebook share!

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      There are many covers of this song - a slowed down version by Peter Gabriel in which I would recommend and one by Nico which sounds like a dirge, and one by Blondie which sounds like a celebration - the original by Bowie is textured musically speaking by two legends - the guitar of Robert Fripp and the ambience of Brian Eno

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Epi! I am so honored by your encouragement, kindness and sharing! I will have to listen to that song! This poem was one of those that seemed to bleed out onto the page from a place that is both painful and beautiful. So it pleases me to no end for you to call it a favorite! I will have to check out that song too!

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      I don't have to wait - I am here on the threshold of poetic greatness- and this is such an original and pleasing piece of writing but then again it's the Theater girl and I've come to expect such high standards anyway .

      One of my favorites by you though and for some reason it reminded me of my one of my favorite songs - Heroes by David Bowie , so I will do the honored and timely thing and that is to link and post with much pride and enthusiasm your lovely lyrical ode to my FB page for all to see and read.

      Hubbravo from the epi-man and his cats of furried feline

      lake erie time ontario canada 5:59pm

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! I am glad that you think so!

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      mylindaelliott 

      5 years ago from Louisiana

      Lovely, just lovely. Good piece.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks! And thank you for stopping by Romeo!

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      A sweet verse to a promising, and exciting future.Great work!

      Best wishes,

      R.Q.

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you all!

      Mhatter, thanks for the share...and the great compliment! Qudisa, I am so glad that you saw this as beautiful, I meant it to be so. Btrbell, I thank YOU for your kind words and the visit!

      Jennifer ;)

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Perfect! Thank you!

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      QudsiaP1 

      5 years ago

      Very beautiful :)

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Bravo! Exquisite work. My kind of poetry. thank you

    • Theater girl profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you cleaner! I am so glad that you did! Humbled as always by your kind words!

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      cleaner3 

      5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      very nice... love the words and imagery

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