Saturday, September 4, 2010

From Love and Squalor


When your name is stolen from a book
it's easy to lift lines
I don't know if she knows it
or even if it matters

Looking up toward the stars
she asks for recognition
Closer than the distant heavens
she lives within my heart

I've told her from the first we met
when held within my arms
I'm never going to let you down
One promise I have kept


— Mark Butkus

 

14 comments:

  1. sweet,
    what unconditional love.
    enjoyed it.

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  2. Beautiful poem; wonderful promise. Very nice!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/mom-was-always-there-2/

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  3. Thank you Sheelonee. Thank you Charles. You are both talents that I admire.

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  4. Hopefully a promise you will always be able to keep - being a parent is full of those challenging moments.

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  5. Hopefully, Wyoming Diva. Though I've been better at keeping a promise than being a better parent.

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  6. love the 2nd stanza, a creative and lovely piece.
    smiles.
    Happy Rally.

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  7. Hello.
    Beautiful sentiments.
    Thanks for sharing.

    A Weeping Rose

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  8. Wow! 'Powerfully' good poem, with commitment & determination.
    good piece.

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  9. Accolades from one's peers is an unexpected reward for joining a community of wonderful poets...poets such as those listed above.

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  10. brilliant.

    smiles.
    please consider joining poets rally week 56 today.

    Cheers,
    :)

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