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Below is the poem entitled Bruised which was written by poet Bernadette Langer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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do not leave me
for I wear your absence--
sadly, unwillingly;

like pebbles,
pulled from the strength--
of mountains.

like summer heat, trapped
within the cooling winds of fall--
left shivering;

and each hour is filled--
with emptiness;

while every moment--
presses painfully
against the darkened bruise--

of your abandonment...

Copyright © Bernadette Langer

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 3:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor Bernadette and the best to you in the finals. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:18:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 1:30:00 PM
    Many congrats on having three poems make it through to round two! Merry Christmas, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:57:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 2:46:00 PM
    i will find it difficult to leave ur penmanship.....hereafter.

  1. Date: 6/4/2009 11:59:00 AM
    beautiful write

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 5:26:00 PM
    Beautifully done ... love the image of the pebble pulled from the mountain ... special write here, Bernadette and well done !!

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 12:37:00 AM
    Beautiful poem...Please read "Falling" by Glasskey