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Postcard Memories: 5 Poems
Author: Colin Stewart

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This postcard was received in blood red ink.
The name seemed familiar and made him think
of a darkness he would prefer not to tell
on the day he put that poor girl through hell!

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A postcard just arrived in the mail.
Her loneliness was a recurring tale
Last week she wrote from the Coliseum in Rome
without ever leaving home sweet home!

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Separate vacations led us down this path.
I received your postcard and had to laugh
bitterly I might add as I sense we're through
with the mention of you meeting someone new!

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A postcard with the stamp of a historic date
so I hope this has not become your fate.
Sometimes in life there's no looking back.
Eiffel Tower has fallen from a terrorist attack!

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This missing person has just found himself
and wishes to inform you of good health
as he is across the Atlantic on the other side
starting a new life with a Spanish bride!

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Comments on this poem/writing:

barb (67.58.197.120) -- Friday, November 20 2009, 10:40 pm

good writing

Like Stephen King a creative and good writer,with Morbid thinking.
Marie Anzalone (24.177.253.137) -- Wednesday, November 25 2009, 04:24 am

stopping by

I liked these- reminds of Annie Proulx's book "Postcards", where she tells the entire story in postcards sent back and forth over the span of years. So much can be said in so few words!
 
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