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by Karen Hecht Springer

Thursday, January 08, 2015
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Karen Hecht Springer

January 8, 2015


She lays there in smog mindfulness

The fever tries to break

And at her core she remembers

Meetings, papers, projects,

Atta boy, atta boy, atta boy

Promoted up, up, up

But with the date stamp of 30

Time stopped


On paper, she’s a wonder

A force to be reckoned with

But here in this dizziness

A scared little five-year-old weeps

Tries to get attention through the silence

As a thick-tongued subconscious says no, no, no

This isn’t who I am


Her mind’s eye streaming tears

The adult inside is screaming to nobody, everybody

Protect me, the child, the child…

Even as she knows

The only way out is through the now

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Reviewed by Jeff Mason 2/3/2015
Growing up sucks. More responsibility. Just always remember to KEEP that child-like piece - it is invaluable; and it gets you out of as much trouble as it gets you into. -- Jeff
Reviewed by John Domino 1/17/2015
Well written and nicely expressed! You touched many hearts through this poem indeed. Life is a balance and too much time spent in one area will result in another area suffering much. That is not Success!

John Michael
Reviewed by Andy Turner 1/13/2015
Only way she can cope is by totally focusing minute by minute.
Gosh, this hits hard. It is similar to when I help abused women trying to let them see that there is an exit from their gray maze of their private hell.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/9/2015
A truly emotional outpouring of someone trapped in a situation that is very difficult. Let's hope that you can write yourself out of this in the "now."

Reviewed by Michael Schafer 1/9/2015
I can't say it any better than Jerry. I think we all retain a part of us when we were scared kids that need comforted, and protected.
This poem really makes you stop and think.

Michael D.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 1/8/2015
Intense is the word I will use to convey what I feel about this poem. You took the enormous undertaking of delving deep, deep within the psyche and you did it brilliantly.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/8/2015
I find this so compelling; the whole expressive offering awakens emotions and grasps me by my soul. I feel you have written about me, Karen. This is very well done. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and my very best wishes to you,


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