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Just someone that uses poetry to escape.

  July 2023     22 days ago

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Perpetual Saturday

The news rolled through like a vacuum
As the rug yanked out from under me
Emptied my bones in a white washed tomb
When time stopped on Saturday

The idle clock mocks me, without turn
While I re-run the scene like a screenplay
Reliving a...

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Dead Ringer

Beyond the door, she reigns in silence
As I nurse the wounds of battles past
The air still thick with words of violence
She’s beckoned me to her court at last

With frigid stare and pointed the finger
Icy floors crack, under weight of...

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Empty Sea of Sheets

In the bareness of night, defenseless and unmasked
Floating in a sea of pillows and sheets
My lover and I, carefree with hands clasped
No wrongs in the dark but stolen heartbeats

The gentle warm tide took us out to the deep
Our bodies...

by David Zeoli

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added 11 months ago
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Thank you.

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Great imagery of the temporal flesh being removed from the eternal soul. Entering eternity freed of the chaff. This is definitely a poem that causes you to ponder life and death. Well Done John!

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Thank you so much! Your comments mean a lot to me.
I was intentional about not being specific about what the “news” referred to. Though it was something specific to me, I wanted the reader to place their own personal experience into the poem. What a great line by Emily Dickinson. Though the connection with her poem was a coincidence, the lark’s song did represent that “hope” returning and a new day.

Thank you again for reading it and your comments.
 

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Wonderfully written! Definitely speaks to me seeing as I was very reluctant in sharing anything I’ve written until very recently.

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A well deserved win! A lovely story written beautifully.

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I always struggle to turn a phrase in a way that makes the reader pause and reflect. I envy your ability to do that. I love this poem, especially the third stanza. Very well written.

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Thank you so much my friend! You are always so kind and uplifting. A real bright spot on this site.

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Thank You.

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This poem is a master class in using words to paint a moment and emotion in a beautifully unique way. Very well done.

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You are very kind. Thank You

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Spot on. That is exactly what I was attempting to convey. You might of explained it better than I could.
The genesis of the poem was trying to compare and contrast the change of hot and cold themes to describe her. Though there is still some of that, it slowly transformed more into Dead Ringer. Someone who has changed into a bitter and hostile person, and whose appearance is a constant reminder of what he’s lost.
Thank you for reading it and taking time to discern it. I’m the same way when I read poetry. 

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I really enjoyed this poem. The message is spot in. “United they stand and divide us all” is a great line.

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Beautiful and heart breaking. Wonderful writing.

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