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The Woman at the Table

July 21, 2010
By ElizabethBlack PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
ElizabethBlack PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
40 articles 7 photos 15 comments

A woman at the table
Children running round and round
Elder sitting quietly
Husband making not a sound

Blink and then behold
The child becomes the woman
Husband becomes elder
Yet time has just begun

I am now the child
In the second generation
But too much has already been lost
In this steady transformation

Then everything shifts again
Time starts making history
And in one blink of an eye
The woman at the table is me

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This article has 7 comments.

on Aug. 11 2010 at 5:41 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

totally unexpected ending! great transition... mind reading some of mine?

Trio123 GOLD said...
on Aug. 11 2010 at 11:12 am
Trio123 GOLD, Sunnyvale, California
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I liked it a lot! I love the ongoing transformation, as you mentioned.

on Aug. 11 2010 at 8:29 am
PoeticTouch GOLD, Saida, Other
11 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

wow! this is great, i loved the idea, and the way you organized your thoughts, check out some of my work please, if u get the chance:)

on Aug. 11 2010 at 12:02 am
ElizabethBlack PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
40 articles 7 photos 15 comments
Thank you so much! I will definetly check out your work.

mask456 GOLD said...
on Aug. 10 2010 at 5:42 pm
mask456 GOLD, Marietta, Georgia
14 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no fire without smoke

Wow that poem really touched me that was really amazing! I really truly injoyed it1 i love howe u wrote it and the menaing! AMAZING!

Please comment on my work!

on Aug. 9 2010 at 9:01 pm
Hannahgee6 BRONZE, Greensburg, Kentucky
1 article 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
therefore do not worry about tomorrow. for tomorrow will worry about itself. each day has enough trouble of its own.

.Yes. Very good. read mine?

on Aug. 9 2010 at 1:15 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1632 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

This is very well written... and true. It's sometimes frightening the way time works and ages us. All the more encouraging us do enjoy life as it comes.