APW Group Poem
Completed 22 August 1999
Thank You Readers!
Having gone upstairs
to find you in your "blue unconscious bed,"
Santa Monica, CA USA - Tue Jun 15 13:49:49 1999
I wisper to you, wondering if my voice sounds the same where you are.
USA - Wed Jun 16 20:36:50 1999
As tears drip down
Sulphur, , LA USA - Thu Jun 17 19:26:52 1999
to wet the crimson pillowcase, your eyes
USA - Mon Jun 21 12:53:48 1999
are as the dead looking vase beside your bed.
Greenville, OH USA - Mon Jun 21 22:05:06 1999
But you are smiling, and once again I notice
J. R. Howard
Boston, MA USA - Tue Jun 22 09:13:41 1999
a ring where there was no ring,
Los Angels, CA USA - Tue Jun 22 14:32:34 1999
a pair of stones that speak to the wall, a man
Valley Village, CA USA - Tue Jun 22 14:33:35 1999
with no inner feeling.
Sulphur, LA USA - Fri Jun 25 21:09:54 1999
That distorted stranger becomes familiar
Latrobe, PA USA - Mon Jun 28 09:08:14 1999
to these blinded eyes
Sulphur,, LA USA - Tue Jun 29 21:13:00 1999
and how they see what they want to;
San Mateo, CA USA - Wed Jun 30 21:02:12 1999
looking up from puddles of mud
Smithsburg, MD USA - Fri Jul 2 08:21:15 1999
they see blossoms
san mateo, ca USA - Mon Jul 5 21:57:47 1999
capable of sustaining an emotion.
Pgh., PA USA - Tue Jul 6 00:01:38 1999
But I'm scared to get too close
AL USA - Thu Jul 8 14:06:25 1999
lest the tears, the mud, the blossoms stain the clarity of my inner vision and color the way
Canada - Fri Jul 9 00:53:46 1999
or light the sky, when all I crave is darkness.
Santa Monica, CA USA - Fri Jul 9 21:33:28 1999
A shark's eyes shine in the dark sea,
USA - Sat Jul 10 09:19:35 1999
and I plot to catch a fin and ride his teeth into the deep.
Seattle, WA USA - Sat Jul 10 10:07:48 1999
Having found in the mirror my long-lost soul, I am free at last
Ronald John Symons
Auckland, New Zealand - Mon Jul 12 18:16:59 1999
as I realize I've always have been,
Boston, NY USA - Tue Jul 13 06:47:34 1999
a lucid illustration of my parents.
Latrobe, Pa USA - Thu Jul 15 09:12:04 1999
And God, the Artist who first formed this now distorted portrait is
Harlingen, TX USA - Sun Jul 18 20:13:55 1999
revealing to me, bit by bit, the way in which He will mold me to be: beautiful for all to see.
USA - Mon Jul 19 19:35:48 1999
In my red tube dress, black sandals, and Hell's Angels jacket
OSSINING, NY USA - Sun Jul 25 09:55:48 1999
slung over my shoulder, I am beautiful, I am so beautiful
Honolulu, HI USA - Tue Jul 27 00:41:55 1999
but I can't ride another mile without my smile breaking
ireland - Thu Jul 29 19:26:55 1999
under the weight of your unsaid words.
il USA - Fri Jul 30 00:40:12 1999
I choose the ache of true deliverance
san mateo, ca USA - Tue Aug 3 22:22:15 1999
and innocence. I wander beyond all Redemption to be a born again
Madras, TN India - Tue Aug 10 05:35:25 1999
as I was before. Since in myself another self
USA - Wed Aug 11 11:41:51 1999
the tooth-fairy comes on the blood-dimmed tide
London, OON CANADA - Mon Aug 16 06:35:56 1999
to leave a promise for a new day.
Baltimore, MD USA - Tue Aug 17 19:08:16 1999
A day with no crimsom tears and no fairytales.
USA - Thu Aug 19 09:59:45 1999