Stretching Ties

but nothing seen.
Fatigue at change,
annoying character.
Invisible ties catch,
hold hearts.
Love is there,
nearby is torture.
Life is filthy.
Perfect understanding
through the eyes that tie,
of weakness.
Years and years,
fault-finding, ignoring defects.
Both need acceptance,
need the same trampoline.
Hard, hard work.
Our bonds should not be torn.
Stretched but never torn.
Care has power of god.



Thanks to Jingle for another Poetry Potluck. I worked to be on theme, but I might be missing some of the sunshine.

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  1. #1 by Evelyn on February 13, 2011 - 11:58 am

    but nothing seen.”
    Thank God, maybe if they can’t be seen, they can’t be broken.

    • #2 by Carl on February 13, 2011 - 8:45 pm

      That may have been the strongest hope coming out of this.

  2. #3 by bendedspoon on February 13, 2011 - 8:30 pm

    You expressed so well the challenges of relationships!
    The heart needs new eyes 🙂

    • #4 by Carl on February 13, 2011 - 8:43 pm

      Thank you for your comment.

  3. #5 by Jingle on February 13, 2011 - 9:29 pm

    sharp and super poetic word…
    loved reading it.

    Happy Potluck!

    • #6 by Carl on February 14, 2011 - 6:42 am

      Thank you, Jingle! You’re very kind, and thank you for another Potluck!

  4. #7 by fiveloaf on February 14, 2011 - 1:47 am

    very true.. needed the same trampoline.. happy valentines.. here’s mine..

    • #8 by Carl on February 14, 2011 - 6:41 am

      Thank you for commenting, fiveloaf!

  5. #9 by Shashi on February 14, 2011 - 6:43 am

    Care has the power of god.. I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

    • #10 by Carl on February 14, 2011 - 8:38 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Shashi.

  6. #11 by Kavita on February 14, 2011 - 5:00 pm

    Oh yes.. very true! !Life may seem really hopeless, and the bonds loose and battered! But hope gives everyone a second chance… and care and love give it all a new perspective!
    Really, a lovely read, my friend!

    • #12 by Carl on February 14, 2011 - 8:43 pm

      Thank you for your kindness, Kavita! Your comment means a great deal!

  7. #13 by liv2write2day on February 14, 2011 - 5:45 pm

    Sad and so often true but we keep on working at it!

    • #14 by Carl on February 14, 2011 - 8:43 pm

      Thank you, Victoria. It’s nice to be able to work at it!

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