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Progressive Silence by R Bennett Okerstrom Sometimes there is no sound. Starting over never works. [79 words]
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Wound by Jay Mallick - [43 words]
Variety by David Wrigley A small poem about wanting to be something else. [94 words]
Untitled -- 1989 by R Bennett Okerstrom As taken from "Disintegration". [96 words]
To My Wife On Valentine's Day by Stan A Fowler A contemporary love poem in an old fashioned rhyme. I wrote this very recently, v... [752 words]
To Be A Human by David Wrigley Just a few qualities humans have. [25 words]
The Silver Sea by Robert Edward Levin A poem. [521 words]
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Sometimes She Writes by Joan Bentley This is a short thing that just came to me one night, about why and for whom I write my po... [244 words]
Redefinists by Andrew French Experimental. [43 words]
Jim's Lament by A J Magy A Cainite describes his existance... (Please do not correct my languages. No Latin was actually us... [104 words]
Galaxy by Sue (Sooz) Simpson Let Venus bear witness and Mars be our guide. [139 words]
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As A Friend Would by David Wrigley Just a very short poem about being a friend. [57 words]
Unflowing by R Bennett Okerstrom - [62 words]
The Unshed Tear by Brandon Cummins Confusion runs rampant. [73 words]
The Song Continues... by Alberto Pupo We sing a most depressive little tune don't we? [58 words]
The Night by Jessie Finn This poem is about the sutle feelings that we all have to one of the most intimate things that two pe... [147 words]
The Fall by Alberto Pupo What goes up must... [64 words]
Straight And Narrow. by Brandon Cummins A metaphor of life? A late night babble... [109 words]
Slipping by Brandon Cummins The end. [85 words]
Six Years Of Valentines by Jenn Thomas-Orr Six poems, one written each Valentine's Day from 1996 to 2001. They form a whole when r... [560 words]
Sanctify by Jenn Thomas-Orr A poem about being on the outside of society, about being blessed with unconditional love, and about a... [230 words]
Rock 'n Rollers Ball by Joan Bentley I wrote this for my Dad, in response to his constant despair at the "depth" of current mus... [388 words]
Rainbow Storms by Jenn Thomas-Orr Playing with poetry magnets and then doing a little bit of judicious editing resulted in one of ... [67 words]
Questioning... by Alberto Pupo All must and will be questioned.. [89 words]
Postage Stamp Dreams
On The Brink by Alberto Pupo To die just a little every day. [55 words]
Ode To Spanish III by Kirsten McManus Odes. Another english assignment. [90 words]
Mr. Cameo's Wings by Anthony S Maulucci An inventor wakes up one morning to find what he thinks is a gift of a pair of golden wings. [468 words]
Malice. by Brandon Cummins Don't blink. [22 words]
Love And Volleyball by Kirsten McManus Cinquain style. English assignment. [22 words]
Love Always, Dad by John D Galyon Jr A simple yet honest poem for my children. [23 words]
Lost In A Thought by Alberto Pupo Deep within the mind in the darkest of corners... [63 words]
Jaded Time by Brandon Cummins Lonely evenings and a flickering computer screen make for some interesting thoughts... [95 words]
Find Me A Place by Sue (Sooz) Simpson Everybody needs somewhere to run. [193 words]
Down Pour by Michelle Worswick It's impossible to forecast love. [102 words]
Divination by Kirsten McManus Part of an english assignment. [44 words]
Descending by Alberto Pupo Prepare for the fall... [65 words]
Deep Blue Eastern Light by Sue (Sooz) Simpson I've never been to Budapest, but I saw an image on a postcard, it was misty and had a s... [204 words]
Daddy's Girl by Christy Mack My relationship with my father. [314 words]
Control by Brandon Cummins A past relationship. [44 words]
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An Ode To The Budded Flower by Brandon Cummins Not all fruit is best when ripe... nor is it what it seems... [28 words]
A Rose To You by Brandon Cummins A sense of longing... and ill-timing... [111 words]
A Mother, A Friend, A Rock Solid Bitch by Jenn Thomas-Orr A poem about my always interesting relationship with my mother. [402 words]
A Life Of One by Brandon Cummins What really matters? [2 words]
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4.4.02 by Kirsten McManus Poem sketches. Words I had to use: moonlight, geese, gold, strings. [35 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Postage Stamp Dreams
DESCRIPTION
An accidental LSD dose at the age of seven years can have effects that last a lifetime.
[308 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Mind
AUTHOR
Jenn Thomas-Orr
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenn is an eclectic freak who spends her days writing and creating digital art, just for the love of it.
[April 2002]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (7)
A Mother, A Friend, A Rock Solid Bitch (Poetry) A poem about my always interesting relationship with my mother. [402 words] [Relationships]
Didgeridoo (Non-Fiction) A review of a short performance I had the privilege of attending in Australia in 2001. [378 words] [Travel]
Nothing New (Non-Fiction) One woman's experience with surviving domestic abuse and moving on with life. [2,352 words]
Rainbow Storms (Poetry) Playing with poetry magnets and then doing a little bit of judicious editing resulted in one of the best poems I've ever written. [67 words] [Erotic]
Sanctify (Poetry) A poem about being on the outside of society, about being blessed with unconditional love, and about acceptance. [230 words] [Mystical]
See The Light? (Non-Fiction) Random memories about a father from a daughter who loved him. [1,807 words] [Biography]
Six Years Of Valentines (Poetry) Six poems, one written each Valentine's Day from 1996 to 2001. They form a whole when read together, tracking the course of my long distance relationship with my now husband. Oddly enough, 2002 was ou... [560 words] [Relationships]
Postage Stamp Dreams
Jenn Thomas-Orr


Little girl of seven
hasn't seen Mommy
for two years
and tonight, at last
she is going to spend
the night,
she and big sister.

Little girl of seven
waiting for Daddy
to drive sister and herself
to Mommy's house.

Anticipation.
Nerves.
Little girl
biting nails.

Sits at the table
to wait
and
sees it.

Postage stamp.
Three cents.
And she likes the taste
of stamp glue.
*lick lick nibble chew*

Little girl of seven
walks into Daddy's room
sits on the edge of his bed.
"Daddy, why do the walls move?"
"Move?"
"Daddy, they're wiggling!"
"What did you eat, Jenny?"
"Nothing."
"Damn that Gunther!"

Little girl of ten
goes to Mommy's house.
Little girl of seven
stays home
wrapped in Daddy's
safe and warm embrace.

Flashes of light and sound.
Little girl of seven
begins to dream
fluffy rabbits
bounding over sofas
through walls
the floor
covered with them
and
the little girl
needs to pee
but she can't
she can't step on the bunnies.

They fade out
and she rises from
Daddy's lap
stumbles through the room
no door.
Where is the door?
Who took the door?
"Daddy, I'm stuck!"
Flying through sticky
air filled with
spangles and
starlight
cold seat
under her
she finally
can pee.

Flying back
through slippery
sliding sky
she lays on the couch
while Daddy plays
her favorite music
over and over.
James Taylor.
Always to be remembered
and sought after
as comfort music.

Little girl of seven
staring at things
only she can see.
Little old ladies
in long black dresses
and white crocheted collars
like Macbeth's three witches
they sit in the parlor
in their old fashioned
wooden wheelchairs
cackling
pinching
chasing in circles.
She runs,
screaming
crying.

"Daddy help me!"
"Shhh baby, shhh
I'll keep you safe.
I'll keep my Jenny safe."

Little girl of seven
awakens in the morning
shaking
shaken
her world never to
be the same again.
"Don't tell your mother,
she won't understand."
And little girl of seven
goes off to Mommy's
joining Big Sister
in keeping the silence
from PsychoMom
who would blame
blameless father
for idiot roommate
leaving drugs
on the kitchen table
for children to eat.

Young woman of fourteen
approaches her Dad
"What happened?
What happened to me?"
"You laid on the couch for hours
crying, laughing, babbling
screaming, finally sleeping.
And in your sleep
you repeated
over and over
'Stamps make dreams'."

Grown woman of thirty-five
reaches into the past
reaches out to touch
the frightened child
whispering
"Everything is gonna be O.K."
rises from the keyboard
and finds her comfort
and listens.
"I've seen fire and I've seen rain..."

 

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© 2000 Jenn Thomas-Orr
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
April 2002
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