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Diamonds…

An outbreak of

Spring Storms

again overnight

has wrecked havoc

on everything

 

A tiny twinkle

of hope this

morning after

the latest deluge

 

Raindrops…

clinging like diamonds

from each teardrop

leaf of the

Mesquite trees…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Ice Cream…

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Ice Cream

It happened one

July 4th during

my early childhood

 

A morning spent

watching the parade

from a favorite spot

on the town square

Then…

on to the city park

where a traditional

carnival always

tempted us all

with exotic food

and terrifying rides

 

A picnic table

claimed for the day

and a place to watch

the evening fireworks

An all-day celebration…

family traditions…

 

Swimming at the

attached water park…

napping under the

picnic table

And…

the best ever treat

Ice Cream…

Not your usual cone

with one scoop on

top of the other

But…

special cones…

side-by-side

ice cream wells

Cones only seen

there once a year

 

Selection made —

chocolate in one

and vanilla in the

other…

mouth-watering

expecting that

first cold taste

 

And the…

 

As I turned away

from the stand…

someone in the

crowd bumped

my arm

And…

instead of a first

cold bite I  was

faced with two

empty cone slots

And…

my two scoops

staring up at me

from the ground

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Ghosts…

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Ghosts…

You showed up

out of the blue

today…

Uninvited…

Unannounced…

After months of

no contact…

Not a phone call…

email…

text…

And…

expected to waltz

right into my life

as though nothing

had happened…

as though you just

left yesterday and

had not been

gone for months

 

I am not the same

person you left…

ignored…

abandoned…

for months on end

You may or may not

be welcomed back

into my life

And…

if then…

Only on

MY TERMS…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Me…You…

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Me…You…

To my surprise

And…

To my regret

You…

were not what

you seemed

Or…

presented yourself

to be when we

first met

 

Each of us with

our own set of

expectations…

Not rules…

But…

What I thought

was at least a

mutual understanding

Not so…

Noting as it

seemed yet again…

 

Me…

Strong…

Independent…

Wanting a partner…

an equal…

a companion…

someone to love

and to love

me in return…

 

You…

Appearing to

want…

need…

the same things

however…

as time went by

it was clear your

expectations were

different from mine

 

You wanted me to be…

submissive…

controlled…

insecure…

 

Secrets and lies

began and as in

the past I was

expected to be meek…

mild…

under your complete

control…

 

In the end…

I refused to be something

other than I am…

refused to be controlled…

used…

abused…

And…

Fall prey to your

remorseless treatment…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Savages All…

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Savages All…

Today we are thought

of as being…

enlightened…

savvy…

sophisticated…

caring…

 

In truth…

As in the past

human savagery

continues

And…

seems to be

the norm today

Yet…

Hidden in the

name of

Religion…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Dreams…

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Dreams…

Not surprising…

We go through this life

This life with

limits…

And…

roadblocks…

Time is a fleeting

and uncertain thing

We wish for

compassion…

friendship…

loyalty…

companionship…

but most of all

LOVE…

 

There are no promises…

No guarantees…

for anything

At best we can hope

the scuffles and trials

of life will be few

and short-lived

 

But…

 

We can DREAM…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

Fireflies…

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Fireflies…

Gentle breezes

A star filled night

 

Memories return of

nights like this

Secure in my

mother’s arms

watching fireflies

Dance…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Hurt…

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Hurt …

I am in constant

pain

A pain deep and

haunting that

never leaves me

 

There are many

forms of abuse

Not all leaving

bruises and scars

 

A word…

An action…

A look…

Being ignored…

Each intentional

and with purpose

All are forms

of abuse

 

Mental torture…

Emotional pain…

Are sometimes

so much worse

than a beating

can ever be

 

Because…

They are hidden

and no one

knows but me

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Just Something

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Just Something

We have never

met face to face

Yet…

When I hear

your voice I

know how you move

how you walk

 

I know you are

tall…

handsome…

masculine…

And…

You have that

swagger men like

you always possess

 

I just know…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Searching…

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Searching…

Her life has

been a constant

searching for

something unknown

 

Something at the

edge of her

consciousness…

A flicker of something

she cannot catch

just outside her

field of vision

 

Always looking…

Always reaching…

Always trying…

To make it

to that

Summit…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

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