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Down where the creamy white Magnolia blossoms are opened wide____
                                 exposed to the rain, drizzle, cool damp air

Down where the spider's wide web woven betwix and between the Inkberry Holly and the veranda
                       The web is dotted

With dewdrops~ tiny diamonds waiting 'pon the sun so they can glisten

                            Down where 

The rain ran like a river flowing in the front yard
                                              Down to the storm drain on to the creek

Corrigated storm drains
                which are filled with water to slowly drain away


A drained heart ~ drained of all emotion, energy, and enthusiasm

                      A Heart
Who has poured out emotion, energy until, until the life force has drained away

The strong breeze has given the Vultures a way to soar.....

                                                High, Circling~~

Their flight of ease catching the currents__soar__


Until they see a food source

                                    Hunger drives them~~~~


                Drives one whose heart is drained ~drained needing to fill that empty space



Sponsor: Broken Wings
Contest: Creative Layouts
Written this sixteenth day of August 2013

Copyright © Sara Kendrick

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  1. Date: 9/5/2013 3:46:00 PM
    a beautiful win....Linda

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 2:54:00 PM
    hi Sara congrats on your excellent win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 2:11:00 PM
    I am so glad your poem of the same title got a high place. This is OUTSTANDING, dear lady. Congrats.

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Sara, , Congratulations on your awesome win....................... SKAT

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 8:52:00 PM
    congrats on your win with this beautiful poem Sarah :)

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 3:39:00 AM
    Great poem Sara with a greater question to end it. Very imaginative layout too, good luck in the contest. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 1:05:00 AM
    Sara, it looks like about nature in the beginning, but turns quite deep at the end, a good piece of writing!!

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:08:00 PM
    hey, we wrote differently on the topic, and yet we had the same title in her contest. I hope I see both of our poems on her winners' list. you did a great job, Sara, with the creative layout!!

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 9:40:00 PM
    Wow, this one is deeper than most of your writes my friend! What an incredible and ingenious poems Sara! I rather enjoyed reading this fascinating and well formed piece this evening! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 3:07:00 PM
    a sure winner here, my friend

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 2:52:00 PM
    ohh sara, you are the maiden of nature with much soul- rhythmn in your lines... love the structure and substance of this rare delight!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 2:01:00 PM
    The format is wonderful considering the title of the contest. The content is also captivating, filling the appetite of a curious reader. Wish you best of luck Sara. Love. Angel

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 1:19:00 PM
    I feel the wisp of the web in the ebb and flow of this beautiful poem........the layout is outstanding !! Good luck, Sara !! so creative!

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 12:16:00 PM
    What a lovely full circle poem sara....I really enjoye it a lot....

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 12:02:00 PM
    - I admire your beautiful poem Sara, always so beautifully written.- Luck in contest !!! - Wish you a nice weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 12:01:00 PM
    Hi there a lovely free verse and layout Sara I am sure it will do well xx