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Drop by Drop

Tears falling…
drumming steady 
like echoing heartbeats, 
empty and void.
Tiredness grows now where once flourished love. 
Memories and heartaches past, merge 
to form scars
scars form to merge
past heartaches and memories.
Love flourished once where now grows tiredness;
void and empty heartbeats 
like steady drumming,
…falling tears.

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  1. Date: 7/21/2010 3:14:00 PM
    Hi Sharon :) Thanks for the heads up about the title!! ^_^ I guess I didn't read the instructions well enough--- eep just dropping by to say a quick hi & thanks--gotta go :)-- will be back later-- thanks again :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 1:21:00 PM
    Congrats Sharon on your HM in Jared's contest for the Palindrome.. enjoy your special honor for a great write ..with luv..

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 8:45:00 AM
    A big congratulations to you, Sharon...on this winning palindrome. And I owe you a bigger thanks on helping me once again stumble through mine....if not for you...I would have made an error in my form. I give most of the credit to you. Thanks again for your generosity! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 7:04:00 AM
    Congratulations Sharon on your win in Jared Pickett's contest "The Palindrone". Love,Carol

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 4:27:00 AM
    I like this alot, very well done

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 2:39:00 AM
    Hi Sharon :) Super congrats for being in the winner's circle with this beautiful palindrome...I honestly though this would be higher though--it's so cleverly done-- hmm any luck at the coffee shop? and I'm not sure exactly what you mean by you are being constrained in your poems lately? You always go about with your poetry so beautifully so hmm I am puzzled? You mean by the form you use? Maybe you're right a break would be good, but make it quick! will miss your beauties! :)

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 8:16:00 AM
    by the way, thanks for your comment about Breaking into Dawn. YOu have not even seen the ORIGINAL version yet, free verse. I plan to post it or blog about it soon. I want opinions about which one is better, the rhymed or the free verse version. There was no way I was going to butcher it further and turn it into an enclosed rhyme. We have to draw a line sometimes. haha. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 8:14:00 AM
    Was this for Palindrome contest. OH MY, for ME, this is a perfect example of how it is done. YOu chose phrases that would not sound awkward when reversed. That takes talent, it is very time consuming though and that is why I did mine the way I did it! I really hope this one places high! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 2:40:00 PM
    deep feelings in this write,, I like the drop by drop showing the tears,, ...P.D.

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 5:47:00 AM
    oh double WOW!! and I thought "Softly Deeply" was amazing--this topped that by a mile or so! I didn't recognize at first that it was a palindrome but wow--this has got to be the winner Sharon! Where does your talent stop, I ask you?? You've outdone yourself! I have yet to try this one and I am still racking my brains!! Super bravo for this one!! --nikko :)

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 1:47:00 PM
    Wow, is it for the palidrome contest. Stunning! Luv, Andrea ps. hahah. you had failed the Gert test!

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 8:37:00 AM
    Very emotional write, Sharon! Beautiful choose of words...And thanks for your kind comments. Have a nice week! ...:) Gert

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 1:42:00 PM
    You make the reader feel emotion, with each tender, bittersweet word. Lovely writing, as usual! (Enjoyed your blog, Sharon! So nice to see your picture too!!) :)

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 11:44:00 AM
    Another exceptional piece crafted by mind and pen Sharon. Emotions aplenty and carried by every tear that falls > I'm not a photo person either >> James

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 11:10:00 AM
    Very beautiful..I love the.. drop by drop...BG

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 10:30:00 AM
    Very expressive of emotion and anguish..Keep the creative pen flowing..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 9:19:00 AM
    Exquisite form, Sharon! Almost a palindrome. It's always so sad when lost love leaves "void and empty heartbeats." Can relate. Happy holiday! Love, Carolyn