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225/ 2017: Newspapers

I read a story today,
and it reminded me of you.
They found a new procedure,
or so the article said,
to operate on the inoperable.
I laughed – Inoperable,
I remember that word,
it was the first time,
I sought beauty in sharp edges.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

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Lachrymae by Lord Leighton Federic (Source: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/)
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56/2017: Lessons from my Mother (2): Friendship

She taught me to seek,
the ones who would hold
my past in their heart,
and wrap it with laughter,
while promising me,
with their eyes,
that they would remember me
in the future,
even if I was not there
to greet​ it with them.

They in turn
shared with me the
pieces of her heart,
she had left in their care
confident that even in
different bodies, they
would beat in sync
with the rhythm her song.

a tune growing and expanding
with music draw from souls
that protected and shielded
the power of her love,
a gift if legacy passed
down from the bonds of family
born and created to connect
past and future.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

AN: For my mother’s friends, who never let us feel alone or forget her.

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52/2017: Greedy

I don’t want your days and nights,
let the sun and the moon claim them,
Instead, I only ask to be
the very air in your lungs,
living and dying
in every moment you exhale.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

AN: I haven’t posted for two days, and it made me consider what I wanted to do now that the 2016 challenge was over – I have been on a bit of auto-pilot with the poems – just in that I am trying to challenge myself to grow, learn and expand my horizons. I will be making some changes to the blog.

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48/2017: Travel Wishes

For every step, you leave in the sand,
I hope you carry the breath of the land,
in the deepest part of your heart.

For every hand, you embrace in warmth,
I wish that you feel the vigorous and steady,
beat of their heart across your palm.

For every smile you give and receive,
I pray that you see the strength and will,
that guided each corner of the mouth in welcome.

For every place, you leave,
I hope you understand that it remains,
a part of the map of you.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

AN: I have a group of friends heading off to Thailand, want to wish them a safe and wonderful trip. When I was stuck in my head yesterday, she told me to write about what I wished out of my trip and traveling. So, I thought, well what do I wish for her and them 🙂

I hope they have an excellent time and safe travels with lots of love, laughter, and adventure.

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Image from Pixabay – Artist: Mike Bird https://pixabay.com/en/users/MikeBird-1860391/