By Suzanne E. Harrill
Twenty-five years ago I received a touching
gift from my high school creative writing teacher, Mary Boyle.
Believe it or not, she saved three of my poems. I can see now
that there was a deeper potential for writing that this fine
teacher recognized. It was not until the age of 35 when I
received the poems that I could appreciate them. Nothing else
written at this stage in my life was saved. I share them with
you now "Selections," along with my teacherís
endearing comments. Enjoy.
By Suzanne Shaw
And face the light.
Your back now hides the darkness,
Encouraging new life.
To turn back
To prove Defeat.
Lend your strong heart
To one whose life needs strength,
Just until a scar is formed.
He now says good-bye,
Without pity, love, or hate
To her quiet cry.
How fine these are! "The cure" sums
it up so well -- and the idea of the scar is excellent, and most
It strikes me that "Termination" is
an accurate portrayal of many relationships. How well you say