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An old trusted friend my journal
I cannot remember not having it
to scribble, print and cursive write
entries on tear-stained weathered pages
of dreams and woe those nightmares
that times my man cheated with my sister
and it gets worse that entry because
not even a week passed that same sister
had to tell me Junebug our brother had died
hopelessness also betrayal broke my heart.
I suffered from loverís and writerís block
no entries after that for such a long time
then and for no exacting reason one day
I started to write and started to live again
but did keep my journal secretly hidden
until one overwhelming day two years ago
my mother and me and my daughter shared
a birth of a fourth generation girl child
and proudly shared individual journals
in which each of us had emotionally penned
distinct entries for the others to overtly read
hence my need for secrecy did become passe.

`always write poetry, Cheryl

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The following comments are for "A Journal Entry"
by ladyngold

Welcome to "ladyngold"
Cheryl- Welcome to Lit. I've read more than a few "poems" here, which were more like "journal" entries/exercises...Your piece, "A Journal Entry," is not one of them. Good work. Keep writing and posting.

One suggestion. You may wish to "introduce" yourself, by commenting on other posts. You will find return of favour.

Good read.
Robert William

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: May 28, 2005 )

I Relate Here
I liked it, I was drawn into this because it read alot like my actual journal. I had to comment. I have shared the same woes as you. Nice work.

( Posted by: krazirenee [Member] On: May 28, 2005 )

Your Capability.....
"I suffered from loverís and writerís block
no entries after that for such a long time" It's your unique identity to vent your real spontaneity.
Hope you will get why, in spite of time shortage, I rated your reation high. They deserve so.
The narrative flow keeps its parity with your appeal. Truely the despair to see our success in journals touches in these ways, I feel.

( Posted by: Myth [Member] On: May 31, 2005 )

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