This Poem was Submitted By: Mark Steven Scheffer On Date: 2016-01-18 13:20:59 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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                                               for Deni                               I can still faintly                                see the scars on the gray skin,                               cuts in the form of letters, names.                                the main wounds appear gone, but they are under the gray skin.                                peel back the outer layer: they are still there.                                there was a battle here.                                the world took little note.                                the living, rather, have taken flight.                               the dead cannot leave.                                a gray hand moves across the page.                                how altogether fitting, gray for the page.                                the ghosts can only be seen by a trained I,                               and I have been trained.                                puffs of steam rise from my nostrils, my ears.                               my mouth.                                but like you, them,                               I have nowhere to go. Readings:               

Copyright © January 2016 Mark Steven Scheffer

This Poem was Critiqued By: Joe Gustin On Date: 2016-01-23 10:27:02
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Gorgeous writing. Makes me want to take new directions my own poetry. Scars indeed all though healed they still leave ghosts.

This Poem was Critiqued By: Tony P Spicuglia On Date: 2016-01-22 09:48:49
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Here here!
This Poem was Critiqued By: DeniMari Z. On Date: 2016-01-20 00:43:39
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Mark, Thank you so much for this write - and the audio was most enjoyable to listen to. My instincts tell me that you have noted some progress of my true passion; and your words have brought a smile to my face for my attempts to hone poetry skills with life events over the past 16 years (the length of my time with TPL)and that I've stayed and given it my best - and will continue to do so. Blessings and peace, Deni
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