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Empty Shells

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Empty Shells

The sea waves

washing empty shells clean.

Laid in the sand, just where each should be.


The being

gone from inside the shell,

leaving colorful beauty behind.


In life's waves

we are born and we grow,

only to die and be lain to rest.


Our souls gone

from this now worthless shell,

leaving behind a unique story.






Christopher Bunton

For the "Parallelogram de Crystalline" Contest

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  1. Date: 3/10/2012 6:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your awesome win! Jon

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/11/2012 5:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!!!
  1. Date: 3/9/2012 5:11:00 PM
    Wonderful and fine write,Chris..Well penned.Congratulations on your 1st place win in this contest..

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/9/2012 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/9/2012 4:13:00 PM
    congrats on a shared 1st place! a unique and profound take on the theme :-)

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/9/2012 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/9/2012 11:02:00 AM
    This is a gem of a poem Christopher.Congrats on your win.

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/9/2012 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/9/2012 7:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's contest Christopher. Love, Carol

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/9/2012 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/9/2012 4:26:00 AM
    Congrats on your expressive and creative work being in the winners' circle..Sara

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/9/2012 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/9/2012 2:44:00 AM
    Beautiful! Congratulations on your 1st place win. Big Smiles, Dane Ann

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/9/2012 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/8/2012 11:12:00 PM
    Wonderful allegorical writing. Big congrats to you!!

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/9/2012 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/8/2012 10:38:00 PM
    Congratulations Christopher.

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/9/2012 6:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/8/2012 9:04:00 PM
    happy for your super win my contest, chris..a unique approach for the theme.. congrats!..:) hugggs!

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/9/2012 6:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/8/2012 8:55:00 PM
    Congratulations! So happy to see your poem at the top of the winner's list...it is one of my faves. Blessings, Rhonda

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/9/2012 6:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/8/2012 7:39:00 PM
    Gorgeous crystalline and exciting to see that you won! Congrats for this blue ribbon! You wrote sooo well. Gwendolen

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/8/2012 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/8/2012 7:22:00 PM
    Congrats. Christopher on your 1st place win, great poetry. hugs, vie

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/8/2012 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/8/2012 7:07:00 PM
    congrats Christopher on a superb first place win for this brilliant beauty luv..

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/8/2012 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you!!
  1. Date: 3/8/2012 4:24:00 PM
    thanks, chris... soup mail, important!

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/8/2012 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 2/29/2012 11:31:00 PM
    I love the way you approached this contest. I agree with the other comments, a brilliant analogy. This one is going to my faves and I hope to see it at the top of the winners list! Blessings, Rhonda

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/1/2012 6:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 2/29/2012 10:47:00 PM
    wow, what a GREAT way you did the contest, comparing the empty shells to our bodies when our souls leave them. tHat was a great analogy to use for this contest. Wish I had thought of it. I have no idea how to do this contest!

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 3/1/2012 6:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 2/29/2012 6:34:00 PM
    I love the comparisons of the empty seashells to our empty shell at death. Good write, Christopher. And thank you for your encouraging comments on my poems. Love, Kim

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 2/29/2012 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 2/29/2012 6:11:00 PM
    You are his unique story and he isn't finished with his masterpiece yet, you wait and see, love,vie

    Bunton Avatar Christopher Bunton
    Date: 2/29/2012 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    True. You are too. Thank you!