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spacer.gif   2005 CHICAGO POETRY FEST: LILLIAN and LAWRENCE MITCHUM
Posted by : cj on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 09:30 PM
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MY HUSBAND

My husband until death
Do us part this was the
vow I took he was the man
of my life.

I lived for him,
breath for him, and
At some point within
My life I died for him

I even had his children
Did it really matter? He
Really didn't want to be
Bother

Drugs, the fast life called
His name that was the vow
He took. Person, place or
Thing could not separate
Him from his one true
Love Mary Jane.

She called his name
white powder, green dust
echoes out to him in the dark
Of the night, man leave
Your wife, kids and problems
Of yesterday because I got
you, I got your back

come along with me, ride with
and let me blow your mind to a
better time

I cried, the kids cried because
he was the missing link, our
connector, my soul mate
My husband

you see, if I was to survive I
had to, I didn't want to leave
my husband behind, my vow
my husband, my love, my heart

We had a beginning, middle and
end my husband we your family
asked the questions why?

But, I know I had to let you
go, because we your family had
to survive, my husband where
did the love go why did it had to
end?

My husband, Why?

--Lillian E. Mitchum


INSECURITIES {HAUNTED}

Haunted by child hood memories the
mind paints vivid pictures of insecurities.
Taunted by vision as a child growing up
maladjusted an adult now. Still living your
life letting everyone and every thing label
you. So afraid of insecurities you really
don't know what to do. Because you are
your own worst enemy. You refuse to
grow up, can't move on, so tired of
judgment. You decide to cut your throat
and pass on.

forever haunted and finally conquered by
you own child hood insecurities.

--Lawrence Joseph Mitchum

 
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