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The Storm MAG

April 15, 2012
By TheArchitect ELITE, Madison, Wisconsin
TheArchitect ELITE, Madison, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
-Anything said by Mr. T
- Ill be in my bunk
- Im so clever that half the time I don't even understand what I'm saying

This morning I woke up and padded
to the kitchen,
and saw that last night's storm
had slid the pots and pans from off the wall.

My mother was still there, apron
stained with
tears free-falling into the garbage disposal
as she
washed the dinner things,
bruise bracelets of violet and saffron
gracing her wrists.

The Storm must have been great.

I felt my heel split
on a shard of good china
beached upon the rug,
the stuff with the violets hemming the cuff.
It looks as though someone must have
set the
plates flying
again last night.

I held my mother like
she was the child,
and we two survivors
worked together to clean up before
The Storm returned from work again

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on Nov. 8 2012 at 8:38 am
dianepoon PLATINUM, Hong Kong, Other
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This poem is so lovely and I got goosebumps as I was reading it

on Oct. 26 2012 at 5:28 pm
wingedblondie SILVER, Mexico City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you? Well, if you walk the footsteps of a starnger, you'll learn thingd you never knew."
Pocahontas, Disney, song:"Colours of the wind"

beautiful. you deserve to be on the printed magazine. if, it's not much of a bother, would you check out my page? thanks!