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Enslaved in Love

The monitor beeps,
      With each caged breath,
      And labored heartbeat.

Snow piles in drifts, cars crawl with fear,
      December outside,
      December in here.

Candle wax drips, telling a tale of time,
      If only it were faster,
      Too end this torturous bind.

Bound and broken for far too long,
      Family tithing for misery,
      Hoping for better days, maybe even a song.

Delusions of hope for some selfish needs,
      To reconcile future false void,
      That should be filled with a man's life deeds.

His gaolers break down and frequently have cried,
      Keeping body preserved,
      While essence has long died.

Holding on to mortal coil, waiting for the dawn.
      With spirit eternally withdrawn,
      The total man long gone.

A younger turnkey came asking "What can I do?"
      "Quit crying, go away,
      Let me have my due."

Sunken eyes devoid of light, curdled skin, and feeble bone.
      "You are holding on to nothing."
      The man has long since flown.
      "Everyone dies alone."

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 10:56:00 PM
    Great poem Jacob, gripped me tight. Congratulations on your well deserved win. Hope to see you around.

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:39:00 AM
    A deep, powerful write! Congrats on your 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 4:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Jacob xx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:30:00 PM
    Jacob, The New Poets of 2013, Congratulations in this contest. Hope to read more of your poems soon. Take Care*SKAT

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Haunting and carefully written. I really liked this. Congrats on your contest win.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 8:59:00 PM
    A gripping macabre.....not sure what macabre means, yes I do, just kidding, but....Thoughtful, and very, very, real. I liked it.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 11:19:00 AM
    This is indeed an amazing write my dear Jacob! My hearty congratulations on your well-deserved super win! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Jacob, awesome poem and well deserved win...Donna

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 5:44:00 AM
    Awesome poem Jacob. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 5:35:00 AM
    Wow!! Fantastic poem you penned here friend Jacob. Big Congratulations on your grand win!! cheers!! maria

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 5:26:00 AM
    Great poem Jacob, Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 4:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win!!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Congratulations Jacob, this is a most deserving poem of top spot. Hope you get on well and enjoy being here. Take care, Regards Richard.

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:12:00 PM
    Hello Jacob,, CONGRATULATIONS with the first poem you posted on the soup :-) it was an honor in hosting this contest for the New Poets of 2013. Thank you for the support. Please enjoy your winning poem. By the way, I posted a blog in honor of the poets who made the list of this contest. The blogs name ----> ""I got the answer :-) What is a poet?"" please check out the blog when you have time ~ xox ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:10:00 PM
    congrats on a great wishes

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Congrats on your win!! :D