Writing Out Loud

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                you weep today
for the passing of a friend
ancient and loyal
it stood

for what might have been
cheered your birth from the soil
sheltered you from wind
and sun
then held you

let go at just the right

as you learned to walk
through the pages of our thoughts
and experiences
explored the process
of becoming the
thing that screams
the loudest
as fodder for our poems

Long after this rain
you will weep
for the great space
left open by its passing
the vines that embraced it
lost now along the fence
frightened clinging
wondering what happened
and why they weren’t told
of the sentence imposed
on their innocent


Author: raelove1950

I've been writing personally and professionally for over 40 years, and recently started writing books for Amazon Kindle. During the last 25 years, I have also written for the Journal Tribune in Biddeford, Maine; the Maine Sunday Telegram in Portland, Maine; Current Publishing in Westbrook, Maine; and the Reporter, a weekly newspaper based in Waterboro, Maine. I recently released a book entitled "From the Urban Wilderness: Life in the Southern Maine Woods," which is a collection of essays taken from a weekly column I wrote for the Journal Tribune from 2010 to 2016. It is available from Amazon.com and CreateSpaceStore.com .

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