7 days ••◊ζ◊•• {rewritten}

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i am a cursed woman
you would call me gypsy
never staying in one place
for more than 7 days

i…  would not survive the eighth

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  they come to me…
wanting me
to see
their past…
wishing to hear
the ring of  truth

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it’s so simple
to see
the hardships
of  their past…
life is
  written
in the tired faces
and the desperate ones…
creased upon their dry
and calloused hands

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  they come to me…
wanting me
to read
the future…
in their palms
or my crystal ball

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it’s easy
to divine
the future
they long for…
written
so openly
on their honest faces…
creased upon
their wringing hands

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    they come to me…
   wanting…
   wishing…
searching…

for love
or fame
or health
or fortune

or happiness

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they have no desire to know THE TRUTH

  they come to me…
wanting
me to lie…

wishing
to live in
a fairytale…

waiting
for my magic
to save the day

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      i tell lies…
all those lies…
then
i must leave
or be consumed
by so much
death

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   they come to me…
for 7 days
i show them all
only
what they want
to see…

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    they come to me…
but my magic
won’t give them
what they want…
merely

    the minute…    the hour…
   the day…     the year…
every tiny detail
  of  their death…
inescapable
 inevitable
death

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i LOVE this song {lyrics at bottom of  post} ~

“Seven Days”     Azure Ray

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this is my submission to these FABulous sites for poets ~

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Repetition Repetition Repetition    at   POETRY JAM
prompt:    write an Anaphora Poem
{in this case, repeating the first line of  alternate verses, with additional repetition along the way}

thank you for such a FABulous prompt,  Mary!

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Open Link Night – Week 34    at    dVerse ~ Poets Pub
submit a new or old poem

thank you for hosting, Joe!

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The Poetry Pantry #90     at     Poets United
submit a new or old poem

thank you for hosting, Robert!

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Open Link Night    at    imaginary garden with real toads
submit a new or old poem

thank you for hosting, Kerry!

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Prompt #309   at   Sunday Scribblings
prompt:   search

thanks for the FABulous prompt, Megg!

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Prompt #147   at    Carry on Tuesday
prompt:    use all or part of  “If  I could have just one wish” {wishing}
the opening line and title of a love poem by Courtney Kuchta

thank you for the FABulous prompt, Keith!

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i am also participating in ~

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NaBloPoMo Soup

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“Seven Days”     Azure Ray

lyrics ~

They’re seven days below us
That keep me hovered above the ground
And nights just blend into the morning
Definition is the first to go down

If i were to stay here between us
I might forget where I’m bound
So I can’t stay in between us
I guess I’ll walk away

And here to read the future
But forced to breathe out the past
And too many conversations
To uncover what was purposefully lost

ah….   ah….   ah….  ah….

And we all looked so desperate
Showing the guidance that we lack
And we used to be so wistful
I guess we feel it’s safer holding back

If I were to stay here between us
I might forget where I’m bound
So I can’t stay in between us
I guess I’ll walk away

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26 responses to “7 days ••◊ζ◊•• {rewritten}

  1. Gypsy’s have always been put down but, one of my great grand parents was Romany and I think they have always been persecuted for having gifts that others don’t understand.
    Lovely writing.

    • thank you so much! ♥ the song was the true inspiration but i have no idea where the gypsy came from. it’s nice to see you. {smile}

  2. they dont want the truth they just want lies…that is true and very telling of us as a society you know….and death is always coming, i dont need a gypsy to tell me that…smiles…..nice ma’am

  3. Hi Dani, I had read and enjoyed the earlier version of this poem, which I had appreciated very much, and considered a strong write. I do like the changes you have made in this poem. Each time we look at one of our poems, I think, we find ways to tweak them just a little!

  4. I love the idea of being 7 days in a place, and moving on on the eighth day. Think how much of the world one would get to see, and people one would meet along the way.

  5. yeah…you can read it in their faces, even in their feet (says a friend of mine who owns a shoe shop…) love how you capture her..the restlessness that goes with the burden…nice..

  6. Nothing like a gypsy curse, or in this case, a cursed gypsy. Agree no one can handle that death truth, though I think we would live very differently if we knew it. Great song to go with your poem, too, dani. Loved it all, as usual.

    • thank you, Ms hedgewitch! ♥ i hope your healing is continuing at a rapid pace. the song was rather difficult to track down~i first heard it as background music in a television show. LOVE it! ♥

  7. Very nice Dani ~ Good use of the repetitive lines ~ I guess some are just blind to reality ~

  8. You wove a nice tale. While not a gypsy your line of not staying for the eighth day resonates with me on some vagabond level.

    Cheers,

    Mark Butkus

  9. Have you worked the business? I call it cut throat compassion.

    • i’ve never been on the con side of the crystal ball ~ in fact, the only time i ever saw a fortune teller was at a jazz festival. {smile} your description sounds quite apt.

      • My job was to book psychics over the phone. I can’t talk about the individual success because of strict policy protection for the clients which the psychics and the booking agents upheld. I could tell who seemed to have the ability to help their clients and the ones who were old school gypsy types. Whether some were psychics or not I couldn’t say, but I can say about 25% of the clients had certain ones they talked to and no others on a very regular basis.

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