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  • Detour

    Detour by Carmen H Gray   If you are open To a diversion A pathway broken Is just a revised version Of getting there After all Water can go anywhere It will fall Each drop Each stop Along the way Creating a new Cutaway A different view From before The beauty of The detour  …

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  • Soft

    “When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”-Madeleine L’Engle Soft Carmen H Gray the best part of seeing you is the familiar parts of your face forever etched in…

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  • The Pride Lie Veil

    “Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.”- St. Vincent de Paul The Pride Lie Veil by Carmen H Gray When no one can admit a wrong Because it would pull the tiniest thread Opening the unravelling of a lie lifelong Every inconsequential detail Becomes significant  In the constructed veil It is…

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  • Rise

    Rise by Carmen H Gray In the sea of flames I watched the shells of me and you Slide, almost too easily Into the pit Dismembered parts Of old selves And WOOSH, I suddenly felt The wings of a raptor Lifting me in the skies Was it carrying me Or did those wings belong to…

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  • The Dynamic Process of Becoming

    “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” –Alan Watts The Dynamic Process of Becoming by Carmen H Gray Protons can be neither lost nor gained Stubbornly clinging to an atom All that has been overcome Forceful, indomitable Defining the atom For…

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  • Through The Glass

    “So as through a glass, and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names, but always me.”-from Through A Glass, Darkly  by Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.   Through The Glass by Carmen H Gray Wisdom doesn’t happen from being wise It is not a matter of age…

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  • Swan Song To My Old Self

    Swan Song To My Old Self by Carmen H Gray Silenced, I Tried to keep up But could not fly Named and defined By the periphery Left me lost and blind You led me to see Glimpses of A new reality In the still water Where I saw My son and daughter And all of…

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  • Irrepressible

    Irrepressible by Carmen H Gray Pushed and pressed Myself compressed But you will find My sweet suppleness Will meet that sullenness With fluidity Another version Of my heart’s subversion Rising, rising Like doughy bread Irrepressibly tread

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  • Falling From Grace

    Falling From Grace by Carmen H Gray On the ground Skinned knee Face turned Looking everywhere I learned In the dank cell of despair The caged hearts In protected ramparts Is where Grace starts

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  • Shelf Life

    Shelf Life by Carmen H Gray Once upon a time Hiding behind the bedroom door You sat Sturdy and proud A place to put Little treasures From her pockets You watched it all unfold Left behind To witness walls coming down But she and I Came back to see All the new things happening And…

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