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The Nature Of Water

THIS IS MY CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE, ENTER WITHIN

the wonder that always shall be...

Do You Gather Up Your Days The Way Others Collect Wild Butterflies?

Tender Love New And Quick...



Have You Ever... (DECEMBER 4/2021)

The Man On The Red Bicycle (an ode) RE-EDITED 12/4/2021

Stray Cats and I have an understanding... 11/23/2021 copyright

If It Does Them Any Good At All 11/16/2021 date/time stamped

OUTSIDE-THE CROWS 11/14/2021

Still, More Time NOV 6 2021

The Wonder Cat

Little Bundle I Call Joy

AUGUST 1977 (IN THE REMEMBERING)

Wishing Them Onto Better Days

Seize This Day, The One You're With

Only Grief....

Forgive Me (GHUEY-BOY)

The Loving Art

OUTER SHELL

The Stars Go Out

Soothe (re-edited 1:40Pm 8/17/21 for clarity for me as a five year old)

No One--I Know Who I Am

At My Gnarled Feet 7/27/2021

Here, After?

Burning The Trees Into Ghosts

Only The Lonely.... (its not about what you may think...)

And The Next, And The Next..... (written directly to page, will return later for edits)

My Truth Is Out There (re-edited for clarity of thought and image later)

All My Friends Are Dead, It Seems....

The Better Poem

Crimson Crush (Re-edited and Mispellings Corrected 6/11/2021)

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what's in my name
isn't found in my face

I didn't choose my name
it was given to me
would I claim it as my own
how could they have known
who I was
the day I was born

truth be told
they barely knew themselves
nor their botched parenthood experiment. 

does the soul choose
does it have prescience
could it really know
who its been paired up with
and would they be good caretakers or
is it the toss of a coin
how the gulf opens up
and drops a soul
into this void called earth
and how this soul must grasp it
with all its might
because grasping means life

is it familiarity or familial
how I do have the eyes of my Dad
or how I'm like my Mother
always sad
I see things others don't
and might choose not to

and what makes me want to do
what I ought not do
and defy every attempt to control
I must have dropped from the darkest hole
from the sky
my soul maybe wanted to fly alone
for awhile
and not get attached
so I could be better prepared
before I came hatched into
this unkind world
who didn't choose to know me

I was old before the years caught up
I was old and never tied the knot of
childhood
I was the parent not the child
my parents didn't get the directions
nor possess the leanings nor have
the attention span that makes
a little one grow up and not be wildly
at odds with the world
let me tell you the one little pearl
or two that must be passed unto
the soul of a little child

never improve them
nor ask them to fall into line
with your own false image
of who you want them to be

always reassure them when they're hurt
telling them
it will be alright again--
and how the worst gets over
and at the end of darkness
is a prescient morning dawn

teach them they have within them
all the ingredients to
to thrive, to carry on

show them how
a soul's life can be serene
and that life doesn't have to be mean

and all who they need
they will find within themselves
and that
with time,
all can and will be revealed
 persevere to heal
as it's uncovered
(within yourself, my child, within yourself, little soul.)




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LEGAL COPYRIGHT FOR THIS POEM 10:53pm SEPT 1 2020
TIME AND DATE STAMPED AND ALSO FOR THIS WRITER
MELISSA A. HOWELLS AND ALSO FOR THIS LEGALLY COPYRIGHTED AND REGISTERED
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