Wednesday, November 30, 2011

belated

November 30, 2011- Small Stones
 Margo Roby Prompt- 11-30-2011-the acrostic
belated  by  Teri H Hoover


Born into this heart at high noon.
Into this heart, often filled with light.
Returning each year, with a sideways path.
To remember beginnings, I would rather forget.
Healed scars push at the tension-
Directly beneath the cake and presents.
Averting collisions with forced gifts and strangled wishes.
Yearning to go beyond that yearly reminder of a childhood
Struggles.

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Another dark response to a lovely prompt-  I am quite sure I will get over this phase soon. Another 50 years should do it.

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1 comment:

  1. That's a clever holiday. I hadn't thought of birthdays. The last two lines are the most powerful and the most poignant.

    margo

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