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1991

In my father's house there are many rooms
(Only one gun cabinet)

A cross hung over my grandmother's
bedroom door  for thirty two years

Her phone rang late on a Saturday night
She was the last person he called…

The sun rose early the next morning

The cross was taken down
Just a short poem. Comments are welcome.
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your poetry has a penchant for the sucker punch: I lie here gasping in pain after reading your works. Sympathy, empathy, syzygy, catharsis... I cut myself on the edges of your meaning, your fierce poetic soul, your words like etched diamond, and bleed in the darkness in gratitude and terrible understanding. My heart's blood for yours, friend. I swallow your pain with joy.
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RussianTim Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Writer
That has to be the nicest thing any one has ever said about my work.  I can't tell you how much that means so I will simply say thank you.  I hope all is well :)
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Better and better each day, fellow adventurer. Love and admiration to you, brother. Thank you for opening your heart to share. :heart:
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leyghan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful poem. There's so much story here in these few words. I like writing that teases my imagination. :+fav:
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Writer
Short, but it's got depth. Nicely done.
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charizfire Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Interesting. Thought-provoking, but leaves enough space for the reader to fill in the gaps themselves. For me, I would appreciate slightly more detail, but you have a good basic structure here.
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alapip Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the loss of faith, as one commenter noted, is one interpretation.
another take seems to posit that - maybe the cross was there in
an attempt to soften the heart of the man who entered...

an excellent poem, prompting deeper thoughts - i fav.

pip
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
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iamPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful.
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RussianTim Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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