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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

Sometimes going back is the best worst thing you can do.

The violin speaks long, sweet:
then pivots on a whim,
nails my spine to a long
empty hall inhabited by
echoes of wooden benches.

Youth cannot stay
but its sounds
still invade
every empty place.

The past glistens on
a powdered cheek
drips into
cracks in floors
and lies there
softly until it resounds
like the thunder of something
happening in another room.

Speak in whispers
or the past will thunder.

Submitted: June 16, 2019

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Stormbird Throneshaker

Hauntingly well penned.

Sun, June 16th, 2019 2:08am

Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

Amazing and beautiful! Wow!!!

Sun, June 16th, 2019 3:29am


Hauntingly atmospheric and beautifully written.

Sun, June 16th, 2019 4:53pm


Thank you for sharing this! I loved it and read it multiple times.

Tue, July 23rd, 2019 4:53pm

L.E. Belle

Very beautiful. The words are chilling.

Wed, August 21st, 2019 3:55pm



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