THE COLLECTOR

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    I wrote this poem in my new style and also a version in my old usual style.  Please read both and give your feed nack ty.

    THE COLLECTOR

    I was there,
    when into this world;
    you erupted.

    Exploding from your dark silence.

    your first wail a relief;
    to all those involved.

    Silently I swept in;
    collecting.

    Again, I was there when;
    the rough gravel caused
    an abrasion to your knee.

    I once again swept in;
    collecting.

    Those first wondrous years;
    not but a thimble could I fill.
    With my collections from you.

    Alas, into your troublesome teens,
    you wandered.

    Your first love that broke your heart.

    and still;
    I gathered.

    During this troubling time,
    buckets I could have filled.

    Always there,
    quietly behind the scenes.

    Not one to call attention,
    I waited;
    knowing there would be more
    gatherings.

    On the day your true soul-mate,
    inquired of a union;

    I was there,

    to collect once again.

    This collection however;

    was different from the rest.

    This collection shimmered silvery;
    filled with joy.
    I felt my burden of the bitter pain filled
    years of collecting lightened.

    I cherished these,
    as I would;
    the collection I took,
    at the bringing forth of
    your own giver.

    Soon, I would move on;
    to be the collector,
    for this new life.

    For I was and always will be there,

    as the collector of tears.

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    knight4696 commented on THE COLLECTOR

    01-27-2010

    What a beautiful poem Angel! I love it! Saving this to my faves! This sentiment is so real, Great write - unique and creative! You definately have a style that's all your own! And I am a huge fan! :) Ken

    bigboy commented on THE COLLECTOR

    01-14-2010

    How does a person think of such things? Vary good poem.

    rougepriest commented on THE COLLECTOR

    11-09-2009

    this is a great subject for a poem, your descriptions are all tangled up cuz the meter, flow is clogging up. you have to keep the rhythme flowing the same, it doesnt roll off the tongue and its hard to read. its a good idea though

    teasasue commented on THE COLLECTOR

    11-07-2009

    this is a very good poem am2 good job on this one it is a lot more descriptive then the last i like it

    angel2 commented on THE COLLECTOR

    11-06-2009

    Am2anagel!! a very well written easy flowing ...makes you remmember your own kids raising and tears..

    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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