leaving utah

i look at the hell

and watch the tears,

i hold your hand and stroke your hair

as any sister deserves.

these are the times that

try our souls

and let us pull out

who we know we should be.

there were wrongs,

there were rights

and watching it all collapse in rubble

feels like autumn news.

things fall apart,

but we scar and grow stronger

and sit here and wonder

when things will change.

and you find her

exactly when you need her –

she is strong and

she is angry,

she will take you

where you need to go.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. promising poets parking lot
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 10:39:59

    love Utah..
    beautiful work..

    keep it up.

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    Happy Writing..


  2. The Reason You Come
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 16:45:33

    Very moving, honest in its emotions, the words lovely and sweet. I like! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Jamie Dedes
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 15:12:54

    What a lovely homage to a friend. Touch the heart. Nice work.

    Happy Potluck! Thanks for joining the fun.



  4. tasithoughts
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 08:06:36


  5. belladonna23
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 16:39:14

    and I hope she does
    here’s my piece if you wanna check if out ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. fiveloaf
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 14:15:36


  7. Jingle
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 12:37:02

    powerful words.
    well done.


  8. thingy
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 10:00:47

    Oh, this is powerful and touching. I think of my own sisters as I read it.


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