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Author Name: FreeSensual Sorceress 17 Comments
Date Added: March 01, 2011 00:03:34 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Convergence

Those blue eyes had girls from the muddy
Mississippi shores running for a fishing pole.
Me, I was hooked on a feelin’.
Your eyelashes had me ready to dangle
my innocence over the waves of your waterbed.

Two years later, a White Knight in tight Levis,
you whisked a microdot-laced damsel
away in your faithful ’72 Beetle.

I wanted to be the sunrise in your tequila,
lick those rivulets of water from your abdomen,
and melt plutonium with our passion…
So I left town.
But you can’t outrun an avalanche
or abort cartwheels mid-turn.

Traveling separate directions was fine,

because time after time, the compass needle

spun us around that straight line,

where the Mississippi and Missouri rivers

converged.


Author's Notes:
This is about an old friend and I, who have been linked since meeting when I was fourteen. When I was sixteen, he saved me from being gang-raped. We've been friends since. We have lost track of one another several times through the years, but always find one another again.

** Props going out to my partner in crime, Len, for the avalanche line...
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Comments:
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on September 29, 2012 01:09:30 PM Report
Glad to see that award where it belongs! ML
Comment By: FreePhil on September 27, 2012 03:37:33 PM Report
This is a great poem.Well worthy of the award, congrats!


Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on September 25, 2012 09:25:57 AM Report
Congratulations!  You deserve it!  --David
Comment By: PremiumHarry William Harborne on September 25, 2012 04:10:30 AM Report
Exquisite, congratulations on the award. Bill H
Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on September 24, 2012 06:34:36 PM Report


Congrats  Jolen on the award and your beut of a write.


Its amazing story of two people  that will always unite.

Comment By: FreeKymberly Donn on September 24, 2012 04:21:37 PM Report
Congrats sweetie! As Filthy would say "that gong looks good up there" LOL  



Hugs~Cinders~ breaking out the spot light!

Comment By: FreeAdri on September 24, 2012 02:37:46 PM Report
Congrats my J!  Well deserved, as always :) 
Big hug 

Adri 

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on September 24, 2012 08:40:53 AM Report
Congratulations!!!  Great write.  Very happy to see you entering.  



Lady D

Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on September 23, 2012 09:48:41 PM Report
congratulations on a great poem..my mind is spinning from the images on this page.  and a big congratulations on the featured award!
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on September 10, 2012 08:13:17 AM Report


You use of metaphor is amazing and the imagery it conjures up, gives one pause. You....lady, are a tough act to follow. Welcome back, Jolen.


 


Len

Comment By: FreeFilthy on November 19, 2011 06:40:31 PM Report
Darn fine poetry there you.


Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 3, 2011 05:14:20 PM Report
I can't tell how wonderful it is to see you back, my lovely Aces....Now the site seems complete again....Yep, you can't outrun that avelace of love.....Beautiful style, darlin'.....LOvely poem from the lovliest of souls...yereverlovinfurball
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on March 1, 2011 11:03:02 AM Report
Hey, girl! Great to see you! I notice you haven't lost your passion. That's good to know. It's a fine thing to reconnect with an old friend. Nice work. Welcome back. I trust all's well with you. ML (Len is responsible for several intriguing lines.)
Comment By: FreeAdri on March 1, 2011 08:50:00 AM Report


And now?  You could not live without us hey!  :o)  Welcome back and as always, something special in your writing. I missed this, so glad to see a SS poem on here again

Love always


Adri x

Comment By: ModeratorHenry M. on March 1, 2011 07:17:27 AM Report
There are friendships forged that can never be broken, it appears that you are lucky enough to have one Jody, WELCOME BACK!!! It's so good to see you again.  Hugs,  Henry
Comment By: FreeDirk Kruger on March 1, 2011 03:47:22 AM Report
He's got a 72 beetle, wow, that's a classic, enjoyd the poem, well done

Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on March 1, 2011 02:02:50 AM Report
No matter the years, no matter the distance, no matter the silence, the sadness or joy, a true friend is never truely gone and a true friend is a friend again once reunited. I cried at this Jolen!




 


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