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Bonnie Flaman

About this Christian Poet:
Bonnie Flaman lives in Regina, Saskatchewan with her husband and four children. Writing has been a powerful expression for her from age nine. Life has been rich and busy and she had planned to put off publication until her children were older. Through a series of losses, she found writing poems helped her move through grief. She writes to find clarity, find herself and to hear God's voice. Part of the healing writing brings to her life is through connection with others, as a result of that she is now pursuing being published. "Naomi" is Bonnie's first published poem and she is honoured that it is being published at Utmost Christian Writers.

Naomi

"I went out full and the LORD hath brought me home again empty... Ruth 1:21a"

Sobs crack air
eyes, tumid map of veins
pulse a widow's elegy
scan horizon flat as hope

Her mouth blisters with unspoken words
sucked mute by the vacuum of loss

Muscles tear from the force
of holding back desire
for the anointing of his embrace

She hears the wanton howl
of the black hole that dares her to forget

And calls out the names of her sons

Vultures circle

                   Copyright©2003 by Bonnie Flaman