Looking Through Stained Glass

  Lives Divide
Artwork: 'Goodbye To You' Pencil Study - Charles Ying

01. A WEEK ago; only a little week:
02. The beat of time goes on
03. questioning . . . trying to learn,
04. Can I find a way of sealing the rift?

05. For now I shift between heaven and hopelessness
06. There are so many tears
07. My blood pounds a wild rhythm through my veins
08. I might overflow,

09. With a momentary lapse in thinking
10. The days, the years, the epochs
11. Seems to stop and shift,
12. the phase of our life
13. Can we keep the rhythm from stuttering?

14. I try not to lapse into a fit of depression
15. In this house where we both dwell
16. Of broken hearts and broken promises
17. Reminders of a fleeting rendezvous

18. Much suspected by me,
19. Secrets in your heart that lay untold
20. All the complicated details
21. as ladling water with a net.
22. are the secrets unveiled.
23. into a hundred thousand little pieces
24. Nothing will measure against that –

25. Every one of my defenses.
26. come and go so fast.
27. I had had more than enough
28. I thought that I would die,
29. Because I had loved so deeply,
30. And you always hurt the one you love.
31. I gave myself completely
32. Suffering, I dread each passing moment
33. I sit here thinking about you and start to cry.
34. questioning . . . trying to learn,

35. All that I know
36. after several valium and a cup of coffee, I
37. I could not face those darkened eyes.
38. That will break a heart in two.
39. And here I sit an emotional mess.
40. Each moment
41. Missing you with each tear that falls

42. For now, though, I spin around in circles . . .
43. count phases, periods of time
44. I am in a period of limbo
45. For I did lapse into the abyss of the unknown

46. Yet now I have to shift direction;
47. Putting in words the feeling I have
48. An anti-everything-you-list,
49. putting the past behind me,
50. Before our lives divide for ever



01. Augusta Webster / The Happiest Girl In The World
02. John Thompson / The Periodic Flight of Birds
03. thewanderer / thewanderer
04. Nita G Isenhour / Time Passages
05. Stephanie D. Williams / Broken Puzzle Pieces
06. Miss Mary Arkansas, / River Of Tears
07. SassyCat(Daughter) / Wild Rhythm
08. Shel Silverstein / Rain
09. Nita G Isenhour / Time Passages
10. John Thompson / The Periodic Flight of Birds
11. Foxy914 / Poets Time
12. Rawland / Nursing Home
13. Nita G Isenhour / Time Passages
14. Angelofgod / Time, Be Kind
15. Myrna D. / Ode to A Mouse VII
16. angelofgod / More Than A Fleeting Rendezvous
17. Sharon Elaine English / Suffering Silence
18. Elizabeth
     (Written with a Diamond on her Window at Woodstock)
19. Leslie / Goodbye Soldier
20. William Carlos Williams / Winter Trees
21. John Reibetanz / Midland Swimmer
22. Silentone / Where Shadows Lay
23. Nikki Giovanni / Introspection
24. Stephanie D. Williams / Broken Puzzle Pieces
25. Lydia Shutter / Fleeting Rendezvous
26. Susurrus / Fleeting Rendezvous
27. angelofgod / More Than A Fleeting Rendezvous
28. TOOTER1999 / Whiskers And Cheese
29. Paul Lawrence Dunbar / Compensation
30. Shel Silverstein / Masochistic Baby
31. Rose Marie Streeter / Broken Promises
32. Sharon Elaine English / Suffering Silence
33. Todd Conley / Eternal Night
34. thewanderer / thewanderer
35. Robert Browning / My Star
36. Lynn Crosby / Skirt, My Pretty Name
37. gloriasarasin / Painful Awareness
38. Del / Should I
39. Todd Conley / Eternal Night
40. uninvited / Other Heartbreaks
41. Quadrophonia / Watching the Whelles
42. thewanderer / thewanderer
43. Annie / Night Drifts
44. Stephanie D. Williams / Broken Puzzle Pieces
45. thewanderer / thewanderer
46. Angelofgod / Time, Be Kind
47. adolescent aged / Apropos My Nymph
48. Anonymous / The Masque of B-ll—l
49. Annie / Night Drifts
50. Algernon Charles Swinburne / The Triumph of Time

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