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Below is the poem entitled HER FIRST PLACE which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Small pleasures are kind, so very giving
for when toil erodes and drudgery wears,
I may pause and find the joy of living
in the warmth of hearth, an obliging chair.

A short respite satisfies, brings me cheer
as embers tend to each crumpled toe,
and I stretch a thought as the cat draws near,
No demands it makes and its purr is low.

Soon, I will remove each trace of cinder
from the grate , then into ash I will wade,
but folly delays and daydreams hinder
the obligations of a proper maid.

Still, best this free life, however sooty,  
then the gilded bondage of my lady. 

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:13:00 PM
    interesting one must say! Congrats ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Love the train of thought and how it takes you to the place and time.

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:23:00 AM
    Congratulations Cyndi, another smashing write from you , well done xx

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 4:01:00 PM
    Cyndi, I bumped up the number of entries, so I think you can enter my contest, now. I am in Japan, so limited to communicate right now. I never dreamed it would fill up. Nice poem, BTW. I love the POV, not one you see often. I did not read the one for the contest.

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Delightful read this Cyndi....jimbo

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 9:26:00 PM
    cyndi, now THIS Is poetry. I know you worked so hard on the sestina, but I still prefer to read a sonnet and you are growing by leaps and bounds with sonnets. This is just so wonderful. A Fave upon it.

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 2:28:00 PM
    wowsie, lyrically beautiful like spring breeze of words and the charm of being a woman who toils... great sense of "breathing" and rhythm in this..your craft is so delicate and so right on the beat as you " pause and find the joy of living.." amazed!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 8:13:00 AM
    My goodness. This was a very stunning piece. The last 2 lines are so powerful.

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 11:22:00 PM
    Very Nice....Cyndi :o)