Someone in this Picture

Someone in this Picture

A Poem by Christina May Shanaberg
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Written for my estranged son, Dennis Shanaberg!

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SOMEONE IN THIS PICTURE

 

Someone in this picture

Is lying;

Could it be that the truth

Was a lie;

Could it be that the lie

Was true;

Someone in this picture

Is lying;

Now, I am the judge

Of the truth;

I am not listening,

Anymore;

I am deciding what

Is true;

I can listen with

My own ears;

I can see with

These eyes;

I can, finally, say

This is true

And, unfortunately, that

Was a lie;

I can know in

My heart

And, maybe, my world

Will change;

There is something wrong

With this picture

And I will search to

Find what.

 

 

 

 

© 2010 Christina May Shanaberg


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Our kids...!!!??? Wonderful write. You get your concern and frustration across quite well. Always trying to figure out what's going on and where it went wrong. I think most parents, especially of older children, will really appreciate this write. Well done.

Posted 11 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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I like the structure of this piece a lot. There is an aura of mystery surrounding the title and common phrase of this piece. It definitely keeps the reader reading it. nice job.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Excellent poem, clearly stated. We all have a very unclear pictures and we all are going to try and figure it out. I love how your words were put. Thank you.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the clarity of this writing. The message is very clear. I'm just not sure that I would appreciate reading it, if I was your son. Especially because his image is used in the picture. But...Mothers know best. Great job!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

There is such a bittersweet longing here.. pain stretched out over years.. How I hope you find the truth and that it brings release from the lingering shadows.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

awesome write.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

oh yes I think many parents can relate to this one...nicely done...

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this poem. I seen this as a meditation on the conflict between hope and reality how hurtful thing that struggle can be especially with the ones we love. Well done:)

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this piece, i am fond of poetry that allows the reader to figure out what it means to them in different ways than the author may have intended as you can see from the range of comments this is one such piece

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I think this is a piece all parents at one time or another can relate too. Very well written.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: Decisions, Lies

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Christina May Shanaberg
Christina May Shanaberg

Mount Vernon, OH



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I am a former member of North Shore Writers' Guild in Willoughby OH. I have had numerous poems published and letters. I am, currently, working on a screen play that I hope will interest my cousin-in.. more..

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