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PostSubject: A part of the seams (w/audio)   Tue May 22, 2012 4:58 pm




Pages worn thin
edges with words missing
in the shape of a thumbprint

Bindings loosed
coming unglued
whole chapters
fragile like ancient parchment
threaten to fall out
fall apart
if not handled with care

Psalm 23
highlighted, underlined
the thumbprint began there
at the edge of that page
discolored, discordant
as David's sin
and wears through many layers

My Father's Bible
My Father's last days
My Father's desperate prayers

i memorize the missing words
utilizing a Bible gifted to me by a Pastor friend
it starts me reading again

In later years...
commit to memory
what was worn out
what was worn thin
pall-bear his body
out through the doors of St. Gertrudes Church
in my mind
once again

A swirling mist of fractured thoughts
momentarily suspended like clouded ice
in a glass of water
uncollected then lost
thawed and blended in

Unbeknownst to me then
something unseen...
silently began to change me from within

i would awaken one day to understand
why my Father and his Bible
had felt so heavy back then
to a big strong man

as if...
upon a child's shoulders
or
in a child's hands


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PostSubject: Re: A part of the seams (w/audio)   Tue May 22, 2012 5:10 pm

Beautiful!

i would awaken one day to understand
why my Father and his Bible
felt so heavy to a big strong man
as if...
upon a child's shoulders
or
in a child's hands

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PostSubject: Re: A part of the seams (w/audio)   Tue May 22, 2012 5:13 pm

My new favorite of yours ever!

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PostSubject: Re: A part of the seams (w/audio)   Sat May 26, 2012 6:33 pm

Thank you, was away for a while in a sense.
Much appreciated!

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PostSubject: Re: A part of the seams (w/audio)   Sat May 26, 2012 6:55 pm

So emotional! Beautiful imagery!
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PostSubject: Re: A part of the seams (w/audio)   Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A part of the seams (w/audio)   Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:04 pm

It is the first time reading or hearing this emotionally revealing piece.
Fractured thoughts thawed and blended into family life history.
Love hearing poetry read by the author, it brings even more life to your work!
Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: A part of the seams (w/audio)   Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:40 pm


Like song to me, I can see the "Spoken Word" come alive in your work.
And agree, we are no one of consequence, but if God can use us lumps of clay
to further His Kingdom then so be it. May we be found faithful

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PostSubject: Re: A part of the seams (w/audio)   Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:22 pm

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