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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 10 Comments
Date Added: October 23, 2012 20:10:39 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Category: Historical/The Old West Add To Favorites | Text Only
Reclaimed Virtue...WBC
some would say she lost her mind that day...
Ordinarily, it seemed, just as any other morning
she disappeared behind the pasture's only hill
on her way to get the cows for milking.
Pretend she would, surrounded by wolves,
She quickly learned the Native Way,
Matilde refused to give up on Humanity.
To her a name of honor, Morning Dove, was given.
And underneath the rays of Rising Sun each day
Matilde reclaimed her only virtue.
I wonder, would I have lost my mind that day...
My eyes insisting on savored memories of brother Frank,
Mom, Pop and the Good Life on the Prairie.
I would refuse to be a simple-minded dove
Silent and secure, I too, would hide in my imaginary world,
not allowing them to see me cry...
Pretend, I would, and quickly learn the Native Way,
Proudly wear my battle scars, 
Giving praise to my earned Humanity.
Pretend I would, exactly like Matilde,
surrounded by wolves, and honored names
With silent arrows in the night...
Reclaim my only virtue.
Author's Notes:
word bank:  pretend     reclaimed     humanity     savored     silent     secure   virtue    
surrounded      wolves     ordinary     battle scars     arrows in the night
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Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on October 25, 2012 07:27:20 AM Report

well Glata your writing doesn't have to be reclaim.

good job


Comment By: PremiumHarry William Harborne on October 24, 2012 02:53:22 PM Report
An incredibly haunting poem, bravo indeed,   Bill
Comment By: Freeken on October 24, 2012 01:35:57 PM Report
This is surreal with it introspective connection between the character and a story of old.

It is not an easy task to portray thoughts, well, when writing. Bravo!

I found this to read like a glimpse into the mind of such a reader as they absently drifted

into relating to the events in the story, questioning and pondering.

I, hell any writer, would love such a reader. :)


peace ken



Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on October 24, 2012 08:22:47 AM Report
LJ -- haven't read this yet -- rushing out  -- will try later -- BUT just wanna say GREAT WORDS!  We all used them so well and seems that for everyone they tied together like pearls in a string.  Bravo!  --David
Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 24, 2012 07:02:20 AM Report
It is amazing to me that the same words can bring so many totally different poems, but in this case, they seem to have a common theme .... pain, with all its ramifications.  I wonder why so many shares on basically the same emotions.  Good choice of words?
Great that you were able to share with us


Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on October 24, 2012 06:42:15 AM Report
Simply amazing one set of words so many different scenarios arise each and everyone a masterpiece in its own right you LJ bring out the best in us and then show us how it should be done~Graham. 
Comment By: FreeAdri on October 24, 2012 06:16:04 AM Report
You word bank writers are AWESOME and you are the ring leader LJ :) 
Brilliant and fantastic. What a poem!  

Love it 


Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 23, 2012 09:51:17 PM Report
All I can say is this is just Awesome!!! Beautiful story!!!
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on October 23, 2012 09:38:29 PM Report
Well I am again amazed after just reading pamela's poem with the same bank of words, here comes your story Linda Jo and once more I get wrapped up in every line! Great writing on this.   Hugs,   Henry
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on October 23, 2012 09:00:21 PM Report

Lovely story, Ljo, well written and put together. You should be proud.




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