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I keep my peace, though there is none

               - Gelacio Y.Guillermo, The Returning Son

                     i whisper to my palms
           even more so to the waters
while i clench myself 
              like a stone
                     below this common ground
            next to darkness
nobody knows me here
                    where daylight 
            prior to its savings leaves
		         no footfalls
             		                but shadows
          	            stalk me 
                 	      in silence captured by
            		the vacuum
	pores of my body
                   for its earthly plunge
departs from my skin
             and fur
                          like ripples on wave 
          blown sand as the hours
toss and turn
            	and twist
                             with all memories sunk
                        deep before 
		my thoughts go
                    like ice 
           below this common ground
next to darkness
                              i whisper

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  1. Date: 10/6/2009 3:50:00 AM
    Where have you disappeared man? Anyway, Congrats!

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 8:00:00 PM
    Gino, kudos on this selected poem going through the finals! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 12:02:00 PM
    Gino, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 3:48:00 AM
    Congrats 2u on your poem making it through to the finals, bravo!

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 3:10:00 PM
    Interesting and artistic presentation. Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 10:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Gino. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/10/2009 7:17:00 AM
    Cute poem.

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 8:25:00 AM
    Congrats on your featured write. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 4:23:00 AM
    What a wonderful piece. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing & congratulations on your excelent piece being featured dis week. Great you Gino!

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 10:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured this week. Indeed, fascinating!! Great presentation, Gino. Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 11:29:00 PM
    Gino, congrats on your feature...Raul

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 1:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on having this very well written poem featured. Enjoyed reading this one. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 11:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem>>James

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 6:51:00 AM
    Awesome. Congratulations on your featured poem this week Gino. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2009 10:47:00 PM
    Very beautiful and inspiring one. Keep on sharing and congratulations. Ernilando

  1. Date: 7/5/2009 8:08:00 PM
    I whipser that this is beautiful congratulations on being featured .. Love Jayne

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 11:50:00 PM
    Hey bro. Amazing stuff bro...keep rockin man.

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 6:36:00 PM
    ____________________F.A.S.C.I.N.A.T.I.N.G______________________________________________________ Ruben.