Posts tagged: darkness

No Curtain Call?

LIFE’S PLAY

BY

PAT ENGEBRECHT

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WE CHOOSE OUR CAST

OR DO WE?

PREORDAINED? OR PLANNED?

 

THE MASKS WE WEAR

WOMEN SHARE

          SEEKING AND WITHDRAWING

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      DAUGHTER CAME, DANCED A WHILE.

               LIFE’S  LIGHTS DIMMED

DARKNESS SWIRLED, SHE

DISAPPEARED

LEAVING MISTY BROTHERS

    TO DANCE HER SONG.

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GRAND CHILDREN PLAY THEIR PART

               WARMING MY HEART

         I FADE AS THEY COME INTO FOCUS

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HUSBAND LOVES…I GLOW

WITH TIME WE GROW

             EVER CLOSER

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    THE DRUMMING GROWS

   LOUDER…FASTER

     THE COFFEE SIMMERS

           THE LIGHTS GROW DIMMER

  THE CURTAIN CLOSES…SILENCE

NO APPLAUSE, NO CURTAIN CALLS. 

 

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                                                                     ONLY SILENCE

 

 

Ode to LauraJo

ODE TO LAURAJO

By

Pat Engebrecht

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Born on the season’s cusp
Eyes yellow-green
The color of summer days.

Hair.  Tendrils of curls
Touched by the sun,
 Shimmering corn silk
As the season ripened.

Thunder storms echoed warnings.
Brushed aside,
Taking life in stride.

Music and dance,
Living in a trance of normalcy.
The days shortened
With winnings and songs.

The darkness cast shadows denied.
On strength and talent
Relied.

Somewhere deep
The monster grew
Eating away the heart
That was you.

You battled fiercely,
A fire-spitting dragon.
Cried to the Gods…

But the demon kept dragging
You down into its den of destruction
Until there was no resurrection.

I believe in the depth of my heart
It did not get your soul. 

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