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#529020 - 08/07/07 12:56 AM Denial  
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January 2006 A. MacMaster

I have a chunk in my gut.

Coal I think.

It burns when you least expect it,
slowly cooking me from the inside out.

To the rest of the world, I appear normal,
run of the mill wife and mom.

Inside it is dark, not cold though.

Moving, burning,
gathering size as it goes.

It makes me sick.

I want to throw up...

but that would give it away.


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#529272 - 08/07/07 06:27 PM Re: Denial [Re: intuitionartist]  
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Ouch. That short, bitter hammer hits a thumb.


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#529394 - 08/08/07 12:28 AM Re: Denial [Re: Gary E. Andrews]  
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Gary,
I appreciate your feedback as I am new to the written word as expression and/or observation of human nature. This forum has been a wonderfull experience (in my few days of access) and I treasure the feedback. I write but the technical pieces are always a struggle- again thank you! Anne


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#529621 - 08/08/07 02:03 PM Re: Denial [Re: intuitionartist]  
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anne
i think this is my favorite so far. i can picture that chunk of coal growing and seething...nicely done. thank you for sharing and i hope this finds you well

nick

p.s. sorry i didnt say it sooner but a big welcome to the boards.
JPF is a friendly and safe place to share creative thoughts...so again, welcome!

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#529644 - 08/08/07 02:35 PM Re: Denial [Re: Nicholaus Billings]  
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Nick,
thanks for the welcome and the help and feedback- you are right, I am finding that this is a friendly place to explore.
hope this finds you well, anne


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#529808 - 08/08/07 09:43 PM Re: Denial [Re: intuitionartist]  
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Anne,
You express yourself very well. If I were able to see what lies beyond the burning coal, I would most likely perceive a blaze of creative fire much larger than the coal could ever hope to be. You have obvious talent. Take care.


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#530026 - 08/09/07 11:28 AM Re: Denial [Re: Heidi Thompson]  
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Heidi,
Thanks so much for your feedback. This is a pretty new format for me and putting it out there has been somewhat of an opening of the flood gates. This site and all of the kind, wonderful people who have expertise to offer has made me more confident and willing to explore more. I am touched by the experience thus far. Thanks again, anne


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#531146 - 08/13/07 05:29 AM Re: Denial [Re: intuitionartist]  
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Anne,

I know denial, all too well, and you've captured it's likeness perfectly. And I love the clever ending it's smart and dry... well done.

Keep the flood gates open,

Dog

#532169 - 08/15/07 08:12 PM Re: Denial [Re: PogoDog]  
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Dog,
thank you for your kind words. I find that denial is something that we face daily but sometimes we can't regognize it right away. Again thanks, anne


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#532714 - 08/16/07 10:41 PM Re: Denial [Re: intuitionartist]  
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Anne

Denial is the unwillingness to admit or see the truth. But refusal to acknowledge something will not make that something magically disappear. It remains and executes its power over us behind our backs as it were, till it burns us up like a coal of fire within our soul. I think this is what you are trying to express in your poem, correct me if I'm wrong.

Sometimes when we look inside ourselves, we come to acknowledge certain things about ourselves that we would rather not know. But to face the truth about ourselves is the essential step taken
in freeing ourselves to be the person we really are.

Josh

#534359 - 08/21/07 07:03 PM Re: Denial [Re: Josh Candle]  
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Josh,
welcome and thanks for your words- right now my writing is an expression of aknowledgement of those things- you had it right. I am newer to this process and it has opened many doors- I can only encourage more people to do this. Thanks again - hope to see some of your work here. Take Care, anne


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#534387 - 08/21/07 08:01 PM Re: Denial [Re: intuitionartist]  
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I rather liked it really. Perhaps you need a cup of "Instant Smile" grin sorry that is a Twilight Zone reference.


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#534790 - 08/22/07 04:57 PM Re: Denial [Re: Tobias B White]  
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Thanks for the feedback- I used to watch the Twilight Zone and creep myself out! what a memory...thanks- I look forward to more of your writing as well. Take care, anne


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#535870 - 08/25/07 08:28 PM Re: Denial [Re: intuitionartist]  
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Very eloquent little piece you have here.....

I still wonder exactly what it is that you're trying so hard to conceal, but I can see that it does require a major effort to do that....

I might ask of you.........Is it really worth all that?


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#537435 - 08/31/07 01:22 AM Re: Denial [Re: Sam Wilson]  
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Snake,
I think at the time I wanted to conceal my emotional unrest. I feel that I have been able to move beyond that single experience and am working on not letting the behavior re-surface. All is well for now and I am becoming more conscious of who and where I am and where I want to be. And, no- it never seems worth all that... Thanks, Snake, you rock..,Anne


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