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A Moment of Lucidity

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A Moment of Lucidity

Wrestling with consciousness
fading in and out,
 the darkness threatens to sweep me away
Where am I?
How did I get here?
What happened?
No voice escapes my lips
dry, parched tongue mouths wordlessly
as dreams tangle with reality
swimmingly, a face appears
in a moment of lucidity
in the storm of incoherency
I remember your face
your love
your lifeline to me
a tenderness fills me with warmth,
as I sink back into the darkness
but now there is a light....

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  1. Date: 9/30/2009 8:45:00 PM
    Wonderful work, my dear Trudy! i love it! Congratualtions on your success in Sami's Contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 12:39:00 PM
    Trudy, congrats on your success in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 4:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Sami's contest Trudy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 3:47:00 PM
    I really like this! I see why you placed in this contest. I think I might try some free verse poetry. Congratulations on placing in the contest!

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 11:30:00 AM
    Wonderful poetry, Trudy!! Well deserving this honor! ~ love, Carrie ...Congrats!!!

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 11:18:00 AM
    Trudy this poem really rings true with me - Antoinette is my light in life as I know Dave is yours - Following the Lord of course - I didn't read your soup mail until after the contest results were posted hon - sorry 'bout that - thanks for placing me Trudy - I've been re-writing a lot of my new book for I just wasn't satisfied with it as it was - soon as I am I'll be sure to let you know - god Bless you and Dave - YF4L, mj

  1. Date: 9/3/2009 7:32:00 PM
    I was very moved by this poem, Trudy. There are times when I have felt consumed by the "darkness," but thankfully "a light" always guides the way home. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 6:41:00 AM
    Nicely written! Thank you so much for noticing my poem! I was so surprised to place, there are so many wonderful artist out there on the soup!!

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 3:57:00 AM
    You have soup mail.

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 2:22:00 AM
    Beautiful work Trudy love the title.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today.

  1. Date: 8/29/2009 11:19:00 AM
    you are your own light...the God spark given with conception..your soul IS YOUR light...YOU are the Light in the Darkness and when your unready spirit tries to rise to the God light your remaining earthly concerns make you then the Darkness in the Light. Read the Healers Heart/please...Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/26/2009 11:40:00 AM
    Sounds like a scary experience. But it seems that we see the "light" in the darkness most of the time. Powerful work! Yours Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 8/26/2009 4:00:00 AM
    Excellent. Thanks for your comments today and no I haven't entered the competition. It is very good of you to tell me about it though. Robert

  1. Date: 8/22/2009 3:53:00 PM
    Massage, expressive, Sincerely Moses

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 7:58:00 PM
    love the 'stream of thoughts! TDR!..... jimbo

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 4:37:00 PM
    "as dreams tangle with reality/ swimmingly, a face appears/ in a moment of lucidity/ in the storm of incoherency/I remember your face"...Superb lines, Trudy!! Beautiful... sad, yet lovely piece. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 3:31:00 PM
    beautiful.... enjoy your night!

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 2:55:00 PM
    Interesting topic that I could go several different ways. Keep writing. Sara