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Greatness Calls!

Its whispering gentle 
 through breeze to leaves
rustling each to a frenzied clamor
 Can you hear the heightened sound?
Inaudible then so Loud!!
  So loud you cant hear at all
As the days slip past do you
  stop and listen?
Greatness calls!

Aptitude resides in minds...hiding in wait
  as a coiled snake rearing to strike
A glimpse...a flash...a window we passed
  our sight steering down a narrow hall
life carrying our feet too fast to see...
  to left or right in brilliant hues 
So vibrant and lively, ideas hiding in wait
 Can you see them in the passing panes?
A moment of brilliance lays dormant 
  awaiting your attentive audience
Greatness calls!!

Outside stimuli grows so rapid
 numbing our minds of freedom
processing the intake derails a train of thought
A locomotive whose motive is motivation
  Rumbling on tracks reverbing through your soul
Can you feel the power surge in your veins?
  raising hairs with the electricity of knowing...
...knowing an idea tingles with possibility?
       crawling below the surface of skin
   Itching for pores to release it
Greatness calls!!!

Sweetly epiphany drips of honey
 cooing with a flavor we seldom devour
To settle for dreaming is to savor bittersweet
 repression attacks the tongue so sour
Can you taste the food for thought?
  A peach drizzling juicy images with clarity
    sating the tongue, these dulcet revelations
Greatness calls!!!!

In realization the scent of lilac spring lingers...
  fresh and intoxicating with the nectar of creativity
Wafting through with pleasing achievement
  swirls of petals and spice compound a nasal euphoria
Yet in squandering ability lays the stench of rot
  Reaking strong of regret this stagnating refuse 
    overpowers with the odor of inhibition
Can you smell the promise of flowers blooming?
  in spite of doubt using rubbish for compost
Emitting a fragrance of intense talent
Greatness calls!!!!!

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  1. Date: 10/4/2009 1:30:00 PM
    Amazing poem, Congrats!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 2:56:00 PM
    Steve, I just wanted to stop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Steve. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:41:00 PM
    Hi Steve, Congratulations on getting through the first round of the poetry contest with your great verse! Luck and love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 7:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week>>James

  1. Date: 9/4/2009 12:34:00 PM
    Steve, greatness certainly does call you! Thank you for this inspiring poem and congratulations on your feature. Krista

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 12:38:00 PM
    This is a well deserved feature … what a creative, wonderful poem, I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful pieces. You are great ! Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 12:59:00 PM
    Congratulations on getting your poem featured! Excellent job, Steve. Ruben

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 6:43:00 AM
    Congratulations, Steve V., on having your well-written poem featured this week. It leads by inspiration... yours.. Keep writing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 2:22:00 AM
    Steve, congratulations on your feature this week...Raul

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 5:23:00 PM
    Good use of imagery for an interesting perspective. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 4:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Steve. Hope to see many more of yours featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 10:51:00 AM
    Steeve, I am so glad that I took a few moment s to go back and read some poems that I hadn't read before. I must say that I was truly blessed to open this poem. It is inspiring, and magnificently written. I'm impressed! Very nice write. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 9:33:00 AM
    Congratulations! You did an awesome job!

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 10:45:00 AM
    Excellent work here, Steve! Congratulations on a well-deserved win in the Five Senses/Five Elements contest! Warm regards, John.

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 7:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win. Very deserved first. Joyce

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 6:54:00 AM
    What a wonderful poem....perfect pick to win!! Congratulations Steve! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 5:26:00 AM
    YAY Steve! Warmest congratulations on your AWESOME First Place Win in Debbie's contest! So well deserved! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/12/2009 1:12:00 PM
    Deserved first place, Steve. Congratulations! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/12/2009 11:58:00 AM
    Congrats on placeing 1st in the contest, Happy Easter...Raul