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Ordinary
by Melissa C. Rives
Friday, February 25, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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just a ramble, as usual.

Withered by the winds cold hands
with force enough to bring me low,
just trying to find the line again
that my mind crossed so long ago.

The frost-bite of the softest whisper
chilling me down deep within,
hard-fought I've earned the scars I wear
cut deeply 'cause I bear your sin.

Not noble, no I'm no one's hero
just another ordinary,
mixed up bag of bones to break
beneath the weight of all I carry.

Follows me your dread that lingers
goosebumps raised across my skin,
the road stretched out as I embrace it
brings me 'round to you again.

Suffocating I no longer
want to strain against this loss,
yet bound by all I've learned in life
it's left to me to bear my cross.

To quit would be to give up living
everything I touch or see,
without the dark I'd find no light...without them both
there'd be no me.

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Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/27/2005
What wisdom in this poem! "...without the dark I'd find no light...without them both there'd be no me" Amen!
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 2/27/2005
Poetry at its best. TY for sharing
Reviewed by jude forese 2/27/2005
excellent message culminating in the last two lines ...

without understanding darkness and pain there can be no light to gain ...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 2/27/2005
Wow Melissa, this was excellent, last two lines really struck my heart, outstanding poetry,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 2/26/2005
Excellent piece of work...BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/26/2005
There is nothing ordinary about this write..it's speaks without prejudice..
Wonderfully penned.

Lisa
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/26/2005
Fine piece of work Melissa!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/25/2005
The duality Melissa, who knows it better than you?;-)!
Fine poem, even with the pain!

Eileen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/25/2005
"To quit would be to give up living
everything I touch or see,
without the dark I'd find no light...without them both
there'd be no me"
Very meaningful verses, Melissa. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/25/2005
well done
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/25/2005
Your such a fine poetry writer
I have to have that dark to sleep...
Don't be gone so long next time
Have really missed ya!
Reviewed by William DeVault 2/25/2005
Well rendered and expressive. I'll have to spend some time reading your works now.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/25/2005
The last line is so profound and you are right to quit would mean no you so don't quit.
Reviewed by Carrie Deveney 2/25/2005
its true that there'd be no light without the dark..life is a balance between the two and you've captured it nicely. :)
-Carrie
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/25/2005
excellent!



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