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Untangle: A Poem

Updated on May 9, 2012

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”-Steve Maraboli

Turn a cold shoulder,

It's easier than being bolder,

I'll just walk a straight line,

You start out with hearts intertwined,

But then the fates weren't quite aligned,

So when it just all collapses,

You gotta face all the facts 'cause,

This wasn't quite how you thought it'd be,


But then you sit close to a warm fire,

And you wash off all the grime and mire,

So, your frigid heart begins to thaw,

And life once more puts you in awe,


There's still beauty to be seen,

And the grass here still is green,

You can release a heavy, relieved sigh,

Look back for a second, and then just wave goodbye.


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      5 years ago

      Oh congrats., you found work! (Anyway, maybe this explains too why you removed your plugs...) Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      f: Thanks! I don't tutor anymore. I work at a store.

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      5 years ago

      You have a way with words, anyway! How is your tutoring going? Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Docmo: "the words and the allusions are impeccably strung together-only to be untangled" I guess that happened unintentionally. Thanks so much!

      tillsontitan: Yes, sometimes it's hard to untangle the complications due to relationships and the aftermath of them. Thanks for voting!

      mary615: Wow...that comment has made my week; maybe my year! Thank you; I appreciate your kind comment so much.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I never used to like to read poems but your work has changed my mind! Beautiful....

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful. You've used this poem to tell everyone that life goes on and we should make the best of it, even if its over a lost least that's what I got!.

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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      I love this poem- the words and the allusions are impeccably strung together- only to be untangled. You rhyme wonderfully naturally, Erin. awesome. shared.

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Deborah Brooks: Thanks, Debbie! :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Wow this is a great

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Phil Plasma: Thank you, Phil. Yes, life goes on whether we are happy or sad. Thanks for reading!

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      Phil Plasma 

      6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Nice piece about moving on. Indeed, the world moves onwards perpetually, why shouldn't we?

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      CM Sullivan: Thanks! I appreciate your comment. :)

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      CM Sullivan 

      6 years ago from California

      Nice, it has a happy ending! I like the style of it as well. :)

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      f: Thank you! Oh ok; interesting. This is actually an old poem that I found in a journal of mine yesterday.

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      6 years ago

      Some good use of language yet again. Voted up. The knot patterns remind me of a Celtic design seem in tracery, tattoo, etc. Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      samsammy: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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      Samrat Sinha 

      6 years ago from Gangolli, Karnataka, India

      beautiful and voted up, nice pics are added, also good poem


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