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Beyond The Lantern Light

'Twas a fortnight fraught with tainted stars;
'Midst mournful tears salting Neptune's sea.
A withered lass swallows internal scars,
'Twixt purist passions removed from thee.

Thoust bravest beloved her soul kept dear;
A buccaneer's quest sculpting pirated pride:
"Seizing Zeus' crown 'neath Poseidon's bier;
A jewel I'll bequeath to thine waiting bride."

Lantern lights flicker past sheltered shores.
Naked thee writhes; nary a vow to don.
Rest not the rues grieved 'pon garish moors -
Whilst honored prayers of thou beau breathes non.

Replete in requiem; Thalassa exhales,
Thine darkened omens proclaimed by thee.
Dying the deaths of thoust betrothed prevails;
Whilst unheard novenas abandons she. 

A fortnight chills and the stars grow dim;
Neptune's waters heal whilst God's fingers burn.
A comely maiden torches thy heart for him -
In hope thine's glow reflects lost love's return.

Copyright © John Heck

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  1. Date: 7/19/2010 8:35:00 AM
    Congratulations John on your well deserved win in Amy Green's contest "Choose One, Have Fun". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 11:36:00 AM
    John, I couldn't agree more with Amy's choice. Your poem shines a light on your brilliant talent as a poet. You deserve to have the number ONE spot with this wonderful poem. Congratulations! Blessings, Connie

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 3:32:00 PM
    Congrats John on your winning poem in Amy's contest with this amazing write.. a wonderful win for u to enjoy.. the spotlight at the winners circle .. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 2:49:00 PM
    Brilliant poem, John. Well deserving of its win in Amy's contest. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 2:23:00 PM
    Excellent job on this poem and congrats on your place in my contest. I love how this was written, your style, your words are nothing short of incredible.

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 9:13:00 AM
    John, Today I am taking the time to enjoy myself reading some of my favorite poems. Your poem, "Beyond the Lantern Light" is one of my favorite romantic poems. I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed reading it, again. Thank you for sharing. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 6:04:00 PM
    Tis as though I find meself completely captured by me own empty vessel of Captain Crunch Shakespearean dialogue, rich however, in the reading of thine own, John Heck, for which I am honored. Congrats on this win John! Your memories of that time and place are exquisite. love, karen

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 5:15:00 AM
    Congratulations John, on your placement in the June 2009 Poetry Soup contest. This poem captured my imagination. The flow is beautiful and the words sing to my heart. Excellent poetry... Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 2:40:00 AM
    Joh, I loved this piece the first time I read it and more each time I have read it since. It is a MASTERPIECE. Congratulations on your win. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 10/16/2009 8:47:00 AM
    awesome congrats John. so well deserved. hope all is well. love, shar xoxo

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 6:42:00 PM
    congratulations on your win with this wonderful poem

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 8:16:00 AM
    congrats john a well deserve win with writting as such well penned my friend hope you staying warm in that big city hugs and keep on trucking

  1. Date: 10/14/2009 1:59:00 PM
    lost loves return... congrats on the win, wonderful write!

  1. Date: 10/14/2009 11:18:00 AM
    Many congrats on you fifth place John, well done >> James

  1. Date: 10/14/2009 3:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the June,2009 contest sponsored by PoetrySoup John. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 10/14/2009 3:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved WIN, John! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 10/14/2009 12:09:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in the PS june contest John.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 10/13/2009 10:12:00 PM
    ><>~ Congratulations on your poem. Great work and well deserved. Catch you up the trail ~<><

  1. Date: 10/13/2009 7:51:00 PM
    Wonderfully written. Scenery set and story very descriptive with a wonderful flow. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/13/2009 7:24:00 PM
    Hi John, Just wanted to say congratulations on your 5th place win in the finals!! Very well deserved. I'm so happy for you. Love Light Truth Patricia