The One

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The One

 Another tainted scene

Spiteful words and tempers flared

Events unnecessary

That could easily be spared

 The one that claims no wrong

Inevitably in the center

Upon the family hand

Once again a painful splinter

 Uncanny, the ability

To twist things in one’s mind

When within there lies no fault

To the truth becomes so blind

 How smoothly does the wrath

Flow from an evil tongue

Yet weary are the rest

Of this verse so often sung

 Someday will come the time

The tirades fall upon deaf ears

When one finds themselves alone

In a pool of their own tears

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HarverTomsson commented on The One

01-02-2011

Another tiff between the skunk and the turtle. after it is over, the turtle writes a novela with the skunk as the villan antagonist. It's never good to spit into the wind. . . .lol Harv

julieannetx

01/02/2011

Goes a little deeper than that when two elderly parents spend Christmas alone when their son and his family are less than an hour away... However you are right about one thing...I'm spitting in the wind.

HarverTomsson

01/02/2011

Yes, that is not a joking matter, just sad. Harv

StandingBear commented on The One

01-01-2011

Happens all the time, sad to say. Then the outpouring arrives late. A remarkable write that is so true for so many.

julieannetx

01/02/2011

Fortunately....this too shall pass! Time heals many things. Thanks for reading!

Marsink commented on The One

01-01-2011

Sounds like a song I may have sung on occasion, and been the subject of. This is rich with many simple truths that take a lifetime to practice and a flow that makes it, all the more, a joy to read! Applause building!

julieannetx

01/01/2011

Thank you so much for reading!

Teardrops commented on The One

01-01-2011

Some say you can never go back . i feel if they try to meet you in the middle you wouldnt have to . Loved the poem great write Marie

julieannetx

01/01/2011

Thank you!

julieannetx commented on The One

12-31-2010

Happy New Year to you! Thanks for reading.

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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Our Last Thought 5
The One 10
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My Sister 7
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DANGLING 7