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Thursday, December 13, 2012

sacred

when you fell
from 
your mother
you were the apple
of her eye

such a dear
beloved 
little babe
black thorns twisting
in your cry

and squirming
fertile,
wild agendas
taking
seed inside

the walls
could never
hold you back
damned,
if they didn't try

your momma 
prayed for you,
singing
all through 
the night

you grew tall
in the 
sunshine
picking diamonds
from the ire

a fearless
reckless,
streetwise lamb
braiding rattlers
into wire

your bleeding
sacred,
burnished heart
pulsed red hot
open fire

the walls
could never
hold you back
damned, 
if they didn't try

your momma 
prayed for you,
singing
all through 
the night


Rene ~ December 13, 2012
For 100 Word Song
and Meeting the Bar



15 comments:

  1. nice...lyrical...i like how empowering it is....i think all parents want our kids to do well and when they do its an amazing thing to watch...

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  2. I love me a well written lyric. This sings perfect. Such images with so many turns, I like the perspective. Excellente!

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  3. Wow, Rene. I read this layered poem, laced with biblical references...each child an incarnation of sorts.

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  4. "the walls could never hold you back
    damned if they didn't try"

    Perfect.

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  5. ...very nice imagery and choice of words... well arranged and well toned to give a strong impact... enjoyed reading it... smiles...

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  6. ah, the things that can be accomplished when momma prays

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  7. I enjoyed this very much, Rene...as I read it aloud. Beautiful flow, wording, repetition! Prayer CAN bring about results! Smiles.

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  8. Ah, kids leaving home. Parents keep praying. If only prayers worked.
    Children massacred in Connecticut today. Ouch

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    1. Unbelivable. I am dumbstruck by grief.

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  9. Aggressive writing. Wonderful choice of words to describe the joys of birth and of growing up. Nicely Rene!

    Hank

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  10. Sadly fitting for this week. Beautiful.

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  11. I love this! perfectly written.

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  12. I've heard the strongest prayers of all are those of mothers for their children. I believe it.

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