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She wakes before the sun.
Gazing out the window she sees…
…clouds washed in moonlight.
And city lights across the nightscape.
Awake the third time this night…
…she accepts she will sleep no more.
Rising quietly to not awaken her lover…
…she crawls out of bed.
Feeling in the dark for her slippers she looks…
…upon her moonlit sleeping lover’s face.
Beautiful, at peace, so giving, so patient…
…and how blessed she is for this life partner.
Heart and soul lifted by these blessings…
….she crosses the hardwood floor on tiptoe.
Lightly stepping down the hall she enters…
…her other slice of heaven in this world.
She cracks the window and feels cold…
…New England air blow upon her face.
Smell and feel of brisk salt air on her cheeks.
Becoming more alert as moments pass.
Gazing out the window, mind wandering, feeling…
…a deep need to express herself, to write.
Pleasure fills her soul as this….
…sensation has not been felt for so long.
She’s been tending too many fires and finally…
…grasped the concept of letting go.
She had almost lost the most important things… her life; her partner and herself.
Letting go of her angst in turn opened her soul…
…to that which has been missing for so long.
Learning again to reach out, listen, be sensitive and let the taint be washed away.
To begin anew and again.
And as the sun starts to peek from...
…eastern skies and a new day dawns….
…so too does she let her sun dawn…
…and her light shine.
Feelings turn to words…
…words to sentences and…
…the writer is once more inspired… practice her craft and…
… Her art and self is born again.

CJ Herlihy

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The following comments are for "Rebirth"
by cjherlihy

I liked what it had to say but I think the format needs to be worked on a little. Such as the stanzas.

( Posted by: DrBlack [Member] On: November 28, 2004 )

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