Friday, November 16, 2012

Never Mind



Have you made accommodation
for gradual hurt?
Are there places
you no longer frequent
in your own mind?
Places that are too treacherous,
too raw, too honest...

Have civility and formality
calcified your best intentions
into a cage you can no longer escape?
Has it become too dangerous
to even think
of escape?


This is for G-man's FF55.  Go there to read other 55 word long pieces, and feel free to add your own. 

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29 comments:

  1. Hmmmm. So many questions. The hardest: the first. The gradual hurt, the one that sneaks up on you in the dead of night and gnaws on you in quiet moments. I always like what you write, Mary.

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  2. I prefer to think that, rather than closing off those dark rooms in my mind, I've remodeled them - given them a mental home makeover, so they're better than before.

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  3. Great, thought-provoking questions. Loved this:

    Are there places
    you no longer frequent
    in your own mind?

    Exquisite!

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  4. Great writing! Sometimes I have to control my mind when it wanders...

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  5. I put some wallpaper up of nice pretty unicorns and that scares them away. What? too girlie? haha

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  6. mm nicely done...and def sometimes i have to stop myself thinking about some things...for they are better left alone...

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  7. Thanks everyone...I've left comments on all your 55's, and now I'm heading out of town for the weekend. I'll read and comment on any the rest when I get back. You know what G-man says about weekends ;-)

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  8. Is hurt ever "gradual". This is a good poem, cal, on the surfacem but hinting at inner turmoil.

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    1. It sure is Doc - and it's usually the hurt we are doing to ourselves - the insidious kind we're too scared to acknowledge.

      Here endeth the first lesson from Caddoc the Wise!

      (Sorry for chipping in, Mary!)

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    2. Hmm. And where should I send the check for this healing advice? :)

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  9. Mary Bach...
    You scare me sometimes.
    Such thoughts of impending doom.
    Loved your ominous 55 My Dear
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  10. Sometimes some old memories are best left un visited.
    Very nice 55 Mary.

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  11. Don't pick at that scab that is still healing over.

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  12. wow, way to ask the most searching of questions with the most subtle of language.
    loved it.
    thanks for sharing
    martine

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  13. Great bit of thinking expressed to perfection.

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  14. emotionally authentic... questions that cannot be answered but that is one of the duties of good poetry, no? Love this one, sis. Thanks for dropping by my new place, I'll be posting as normal now xx

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  15. Great 55, Mary! I am one who believe that with WISDOM, comes the strength to let go of attachments and thus begins the healing but that is just me.I am a very forgiving and patient person and I think I have learn to love myself enough not to know I do not need to let others hurt me.It is still hard but again, that is when self isolation prevails. I really like this piece, Mary. You are such an awesome writer, such a thinker. Very cool!


    Mine is here
    Have you a TRULY BLESSED SUNDAY and a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!
    hugs
    shakira

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  16. I love this.. Your poetry is so beautiful. Thank you for the comments on mine and becoming a follower.. I'm your follower as well. I just don't get around to everyone like I should.. I'm looking forward to your wonderful posts..Susie

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  17. Your last three lines are especially haunting. It's a great poem.

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  18. Some things are better forgotten....

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    1. Thanks Brother. Sorry I missed this comment earlier.

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