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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pirouettes of Pain




Pirouettes of Pain

Ah. 
We search for the cloudy moments’ shield in the glare of 
the too bright skies of yesterday. As the parade begins still
through our resolute commitment to contain the yet
un-forgotten memory-spills.
Ah. 
Those pirouettes of pain painting our miserable past – tiny 
children, marching, damp-hand–in-clutched-hand through
the flutter-flotsam of one after another, poor parental decision
crying, calling, falling one into another – until 
We
neglected as tossed dominoes
tumbling in the stains of then
stumble finally into the future of 
now 






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9 comments:

  1. neglected as tossed dominoes
    tumbling in the stains of then
    stumble finally into the future of
    now

    Great ending. One just cannot be sure of children who may go through lots of spills when growing up! Wonderful write Dr Pearl!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you so very much Hank - delighted that you enjoyed the ending.

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  2. The image of "neglected as tossed dominoes" really stuck with me. Fantastic!

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    1. I have no idea where that image came from - but it arrived to be shared - I deeply appreciate your comment - thank you

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  3. Parents are not good assessors of children. Children have an innate determination to survive...despite their parents. Siblings and school friends are their guides. No mater how miserable their past was I am sure they hold beautiful memories there too.

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  4. Pirouettes of pain is a startling contrast Dr Pearl.

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  5. Pirouettes of pain immediately made me think of the skittering ball in a pin-ball machine...which danced well with your photo image and your words...

    Elizabeth

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  6. What gorgeous images Pearl...even the title begs to be viewed...wonderful!

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