THE CROW

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THE CROW

THE CROW  

 The crow and the man

I sit for long days on end.
sitting where the nurse places me,
like some potted plant that someone took a fancy to in a discount store.
I am just here,
It wasn’t always so,
once the sun was bright on my shoulder,
briefcase in hand, train to the city,
funny, not ha-ha but funny never the less,
how I started to slip
like too much rain on a California hill side,
or a room full of marbles ,
until the asylum of my mind became a silent refuge
and I forgot about you.
I watch as a crow lands with his road kill
and picks at the dead carcass pulling off bits of flesh and swallowing them whole.
I feel as if it is my mind you know.

THE CROW AND THE WOMAN
I sit for long nights,
not wanting to taste the warmth of the sun.
it was not always so.
once I was warm, a wife, a mother, a lover.
Each new day I watched as the briefcase hurried to catch the train
and my heart would leap with its return at the end of the day.
It started as a joke.
“You would forget your head if”…
Like too much rain;
at first was just a trickle over the top of a earthen dam.
I sit in the empty air and watch the black crows fly here and there.

THE CROW AND THE GIRL
I sit in the garden beside a white robed ghost .
the odor of disinfectant and decay hang heavy in the still air.
Old memories flood in like to much rain
and melting snow.
My thumb turns the plastic coated pages,
that was me on your knee,
and the broken arm which mended’
swing sets, pony rides, my first corsage.
Don’t you recall?
You were there through it all.
If I could only see what you see.
If I could only take some of your pain away.
I watch as a crow so black it’s wings are almost a shiny blue.
Its beak is stained with blood from the dead .
It spreads its wings and flies away.

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devaamido commented on THE CROW

02-06-2010

This is written with remarkable intuitive sensibility of the cognitive processing as it actually seems to occur in these unfortunate people. I'd give 10+++ if you'd let me!

tierra7 commented on THE CROW

02-06-2010

ahhhhh sooo sad...written beautifully w/the compassion of your heart...and passion of your soul...my dear father -n-law was dx. w/Alzheimers...i had no idea...but found out real quick at my husbands funeral...when he had not realized that my husband his/son had died...no one told me...i wrote a poem to him titled "dream me your dreams" he was the most dearest man...i loved him sooo ....unfortunately i lost him too...but in my heart he makes the biggest part of me..hun, .thank you for sharin' ...Namaste...Tierra@}-'-,- (10+ )

chicken commented on THE CROW

01-18-2010

Very good! You captured so much. Keep "em coming.

79VETTE commented on THE CROW

01-13-2010

Iâm sorry to hear that and even thro I have never known anyone that has had Alzheimerâs , I do sympathize with them.and you. That is one of the reasons I wrote it from three prospective. Thank you for reading and feeling my voice . Dave

Teardrops commented on THE CROW

01-12-2010

my friend i hope you never get lost like this in your mind or life . My mother got lost in her mind and said goodby to me when she thought i was three.

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

79VETTE’s Poems (41)

Title Comments
Title Comments
UNOPENED BOOKS 2
THE EDGE 0
LOVE 1
SILENCE OF SNOW 0
MEMORIES OF A BLUE BUNGALOW 0
A TENEMENT ON JONES STREET 1
RED SKY’S IN THE MORNING 3
BLACK KNIGHT 1
SAINT ELMO’S FIRE 3
SUNDAY MORNING GUILT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND 1
NO MATTER AT $4.95 1
THE BOX 1
THE WHEEL TURNS 1
UP THE BLUE STAIRS 1
THE KISS 1
A QUESTION OF SLEEP 1
EARLY MORNING COFFEE 1
Crimson Leaf 1
A QUESTION OF YESTERDAY 4
3 A. M. 2
LOUIS 4
THE RIVER 6
FOUR POEM ABOUT DIFFERENT THINGS 1
COACH 10 SEAT 12 2
In The Name of the Father 2
ECHOES OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT 1
MYSTIC DREAM 1
EARTHS BREATH 3
THE FERRYMAN 3
Winter Tide 3
SCARLET RIBBON 3
THE CROW 5
THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED 5
WINTER OF 33 2
Rain in a Tin Cup 4
PARRISH:CONFE
SSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC
2
Crystal of Time 0
Invisible People 1
HOW I LONG 1
THE BOXWOOD TREE 2
THE EMPTY ROOM 3