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Cele bration.

Cele bration

   Precious sells fish
   In Linstead market
   Calling out the prices

   A long line of traffic
   We follow to
   Marcia's store
   Filled with
   Buttons,
   Candy and
   Sewing accessories
   On a street
   That a parade passes.

   {Glitter, sequins-of
   red
   flags
   trumpets
   declaring
   freedom
   twirling baton
   dancing, grinding
   roll
   bum bum
   young women
   smiling}
   taking us ...

   As we stand outside
   The store

   (celebrating our past)
   ... into the future

   Leaves are changing
   My leaves hang on
   Cling to myself
   As I change
   From red, to brown, to yellow, to green

      I wrap my leaves around me
      Pretending they will keep me warm
      Throughout the next season
      I hold my head up high
      As I walk along the forest floor,
      twirling leaves under my feet whisper,
      "follow me"
      They guide me along a path to wisdom,
      Towards an ageless place
      That I will find empty with activity
      Waiting to teach me what I do not know
      I follow the teaching of the leaves
      Which gracefully unearth the truth
      About the age in time where I stand
      Sending messages throughout the air,
      Songs everywhere

      "This is the time when the leaves are changing"
      Vineyard Rhapsody

   I walk down the path towards hope
   Where people will see me

   And be kind.

   The vines spin along the floor Twisting and turning, Crawling up
   the brick wall.

   When will I be kind?
   I refuse to use you.
   When will I be kind
   And choose to see you through these eyes?

   Tomorrow is another day.
   I can't hold on until then.
   I can't hold on anymore.

   The vines are true to me
   Taking me to a place I know
   Towards hope.
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Title Annotation:Poetry
Author:Reddick, Lorna
Publication:Kola
Article Type:Poem
Date:Mar 22, 2004
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