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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 5 Comments
Date Added: November 28, 2010 20:11:33 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Ode to My Massage Therapist
Ode to My Massage Therapist
to whomever is listening to the sighs
of silver sands and each full moon
the crinkle of cellophane and dragonfly wings
to whomever has seen the fireglow
of campfires and distant city lights atop the hills
I find myself marking off the days on my calendar
just three more until my scheduled appointment
I sit astride the chair  placing my face in the napkin
trying to relax as the CD plays soothing ocean sounds
waves crashing on the shore and gulls that call my name
to whomever warms the oil in well trained hands
working his magic on my arms fingers neck and back
a voice that makes me wonder if he is a poet
making wild suggestions that I put on the boxing gloves
join a gym and get to know my body better
but that is so completely out of character for me
that my dear is exactly the point I was making
you have to stretch to grow
Author's Notes:

Ann's Poetry Calendar...write a poem without commas, question marks or periods.  Not at all difficult and is just a matter of spacing and starting a new line as you change thoughts...I would like to encourage others to give it a try.

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Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on November 25, 2011 04:38:17 PM Report
A brilliant poem.  I read it three times.  Each time got more out of it.  The end really blows me away.  Nah -- who needs boxing gloves:  certainly there are other ways of stretching.  This poem was one of them.  The title kills me.  --David
Comment By: FreeAndrew on December 2, 2010 01:04:30 PM Report
interesting style - a true stream of consciousness - but the message transcends the vehicle and yes, we have to stretch to grow...

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on November 30, 2010 08:04:48 PM Report

Just had a full body Swedish massage and it was was a "she" and she was not a poet nor did I disclose that I was. Fine work Linda Jo, you've worked the challenge wonderfully. I suggest you remove the backslashes as they are attention grabbers and are not needed.

~Barbara D.~

Comment By: FreeKeith on November 28, 2010 09:47:32 PM Report
BRAVO!!!! Just read this to my wife, as she is one that can relate and appreciate the subject matter(any reason to force poetry upon her is a good one)...for or me, beautiful words with a magical flow....I loved it! Only after finishing this fine write did I realize this was done as a challange; all the more reason to say BRAVO!!!! again...!

Comment By: FreeRobert on November 28, 2010 08:54:16 PM Report
Tried a massuse once, didn't work I was just as knotted up when I left as when I arrived and out $40.00 to boot! Nice poem though throughly enjoyed reading it.


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