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Afloat On a Lavender Sea

Decades stretched a cord, across years, up the stairs, and around chairs coiling beyond the door of one small room, groomed by the sun, of a Saturday afternoon... I am floating on a sea of a hardwood floor Prone, on my back, upon a lavender rug Examining the nail of my left hand thumb with a phone at my ear, a smile on my face while you've glady expressed, how you have aced an exam I confess how I've missed holding your hand only linked to your kiss, by a small ivory phone With a ring on my finger, to bind our young love Blinded in the eyes, from an innocent throne Invitations in the mail, and a church on hold There was a cake on order, and a heartless, cold world You were glued to my ear, I was wrapped by a cord that tugged on the wall, with long-distance words Light from the yard is scored by the blinds but, there on the floor, prone on my back, I'm bound by the cord that tethered our lives Linked to your voice, where a new love was wound Hovering over the sea of cold hardwood, I had a pillow of shag, and a lavender rug The days stretching short and our vows, yet untold The cord getting stronger, and time to unfold

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  1. Date: 9/3/2014 7:01:00 AM
    This is special! What a vivid tale, I can see it so clear, being as I don't own a cell phone and I am frequently tethered to the wall. You poem is perfectly descriptive, and well deserving of the win. you rock :)

  1. Date: 8/30/2014 7:38:00 AM
    As exclusive as ever Carrie! Very wonderful,, congrats on huge win!

  1. Date: 8/30/2014 1:33:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Carrie

  1. Date: 8/29/2014 8:58:00 PM
    Absolutely outstanding are going to have to write a new one with face time and all the new social media of the youth of today....hugs Tim

  1. Date: 8/29/2014 7:49:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie I enjoyed reading your poem.

  1. Date: 8/29/2014 5:38:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie xx

  1. Date: 8/29/2014 11:23:00 AM
    Carrie, love the deep imagery, and hold... Congratulations, on your awesome win. A wonderful and sweet poem, True Love, it is!!! Thank you for supporting my contest. Enjoy my blog "I'm Standing Behind You" if you like or have the time. Enjoy the coming week. LOVE LINDA

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Carrie, congrats, in Charlotte's contest... HUGS

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 6:15:00 PM
    Congratulations carrie

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 7:51:00 PM
    Congrats on the well deserved win. You sweep the reader away in your fine craft. Beautiful :)

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 6:48:00 PM
    I love how you describe that deep connection through a phone line and that feeling of love as if floating on a lavender sea. Congrats, Carrie!

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 7:49:00 AM
    I loved this poem. Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 5:43:00 AM
    So this was for Charlotte's contest too huh? Number one in her book and mine too...Congrats my friend! - Tim

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 8:08:00 PM
    Wonderful poetry here Carrie:Love it!

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 7:24:00 PM
    ahhh the rhythm and the rhyme of it! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 5:01:00 PM
    pulling at the heartstrings here with this one, carrie! such emotion in the lines and beautiful use of language - excellent writing as always! congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 8:21:00 PM
    what a beautiful heartfelt can picture this one through your images...the young girl in a long distance romance full of promises, now broken... nicely penned this :)

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 2:59:00 PM
    I love this poem, Carrie! The imagery is so well described that I could see the story unfolding as I read this. Great flow to your words, as well. A wonderful piece of poetry!...Thank you so much for the great comments, as always! :)

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 11:29:00 AM
    This setting captured me so strongly. The emotional depth held me for dear have a fascinating heart.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:42:00 PM
    well i have to agree with Tim, Carrie,, this is just amazing poetry,,, i've just entered Charlotte's contest, having read this,, maybe i got it wrong....