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Thyroid Queen Contest Entry, by Linda (Linny)

Post Published: 01 September 2010
Category: dear thyroid contests
This post currently has 8 responses. Leave a comment
Standing before the lake is a woman.
Her reflection is me.
I was once this woman clearly,
but now I am only her reflection.

A space exists between us
I cannot get to her, or she to me.
this portrait of my former self.
I am unclear,
look over her shoulder
see, there I am.

I knew her once,
and now she knows me.
When it’s night,
unless a moon,
you cannot see me.

It is dark,
and I am alone.
Then I cannot see her,
but in my dreams.
I remember her smile.

I am unclear when it is cold.
I freeze and cannot move.
I see her breath,
but mine is icy still,
no warmth.

When its hot,
I steam and fog.
I bend and move
more easily.

I have cried my eyes out,
they have swollen so,
my lids hang heavy.
and there is sand in my

When it rains,
the water ripples,
myself becomes fragments
of pieces.

I float and my hair
becomes wild.
In place of me,
is someone else.

I am now the face in the water.

a reflection of me.
–by ; Linda VanAltena Larson {Linny}
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8 Responses to “Thyroid Queen Contest Entry, by Linda (Linny)”

  1. Monica says:

    Wonderful, Linny!

  2. Amanda says:

    Oh Linny, I love this so much. I want to keep it forever. It is beyond beautiful and there are just big hot wet tears steaming down my cheeks. You have captured so many things, just so very many things that I feel and think. You have my vote.


  3. Barbara Leigh says:

    Linny, Beautifully expressed from the purest of Hearts. Heart to Hearts. You have my vote too.
    Bara xx..

  4. Linny says:

    It means so much to me that you can understand what I feel here…..thank you for all the kindness you have graced me with, not just here with this effort, but with ALL the messages you have for all of us. Love you dearly, together in understanding, Linny

  5. Linny, this is BEAUTIFUL!

  6. Carrie says:

    Linda, You have such a gift !! The poem and picture show such sorrow yet hope.

  7. Lolly says:

    Linda you have my vote too Lovely poem.

  8. Linny says:

    Joanna, Carrie & Lolly,
    Your support means a lot to me. Thank you for understanding,it is truely validation to know I am able to speak a language to some who know.
    Hope it helps others on the outside to look in the window and see our story. love, Linny

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