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broken banjo prayer
OCTOGENARIAN

I am a wild berry tonight
 1
spitting venom
 2
 
 
I am liquid churning
 3
solidify me,
 4
take me to my childhood backyard at twilight
 5
with my worn phillies cap
 6
where You watched me with dreaming eyes
 7
before the paved cement between us
 8
before Your birdsong dissolved into the background
 9
 
 
restore this vine
 10
into tangles of dandelions,
 11
let me rest in Your flutter Father
 12
where I don't stick like cotton candy on fingers
 13
 
 
the carnival of my eyes dance in You
 14
but I have been trampled
 15
under the stray cat's rose thorns
 16
 
 
harness the present for me
 17
as it collides with the past
 18
dancing marionette memories
 19
lost in the ink spills of time
 20
 
 
I ask with crooked fingers
 21
at this keyboard that groans
 22
can You still see Your whitewater glory in me
 23
 
 
though I am old fruit
 24
in Your forever ripe kingdom
 25
though You are the current
 26
and I am swimming against You
 27

7 Jun 10

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this is a wonderful piece
 — psychofemale

Very nice poem.  Though I'd consider omitting line 22.  It doesn't seem in congruence with the rest of the write.  Otherwise, good one.
 — JKWeb

There are so many wonderful lines in this.
I would omit "though" in L26 and "before" in L9
:)
 — mandolyn

this is a steven king movie, especiale the carnival in the eyes thing!

BUTT Hey I dig it! most entertaining pc of shite i have read in a long time!
 — unknown

Good poem full of great metaphor and imagery. Good contrast of ego against spirit, but at the same time recognition. I like it
 — JohnW

WOW... LOVE, love, love this one.  Very well put.
 — aforbing

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