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

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safe in the cocoon
  of sweet shock and disbelief
     cocoons become tombs
       moths suffocate and wither
          rather than fly to the flame

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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 4:37:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Tim

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 5:58:00 PM
    tim, , Thanks for understanding and having patience with me. I'm sending hugs from the bottom of my heart. I am very sorry I kept all my winning poems on standby. LOL, Had a MAD headache. wink! wink! .... Congratulations.... If you have time, please enjoy my Hot & Cute blog.. Called. "Fire Sister." take care and enjoy this win -- xox.LINDA

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Su's "Tanka-The Pivot" contest Tim. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 2:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your awesome win my dear friend, Tim! hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:49:00 AM
    Tim, congrats in the tanka contest :-) always~ pd

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win, Tim. Books are on the way.

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this captivating write! :) Tanya

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 12:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on winning third place in my contest, TANKA -THE PIVOT, Tim. The contrast of the safety, which turns out to be an illusion brought about by the choices we make, is a powerful statement. Love, Su

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:58:00 AM
    a very interesting one, Tim, and I take it as symbolic!

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 7:33:00 PM
    Uh huh, the lure of the flame may singe the wings but so much better than the stifling cocoon. Hope Suzette loves this as much as I do! :)

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 3:18:00 PM
    Sad and lovely at the same time.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 2:48:00 PM
    great title and a wonderful poem for this contest. i enjoyed it!

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 10:46:00 AM
    Oh, wow, love this sweetly sad write. :) Tanya Good luck in the contest!!

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 8:10:00 AM
    Wise and beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 7:23:00 AM
    An ingenuity, clever words pen Tim, they ring true to me, though sometimes this is all we have to shelter us from the storm, thank you for sharing, it is amazing how a snippet of a poem can cause one to think deeply of things, have a great day, a hearty hello.xxxvie