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Jekyll's Hide


the light of intelligence
blooms with the darkness of earthly clay.
Harmony momentarily displayed
each child of man.

Rampant growth tumbles the solitary soul
like an agate in the tumbled path of tide.
Pounding, pushing deep inside so much
so much we can’t abide.

An aggregate are we
of sun and sand and ocean
like diamonds can we shine
or burn like bits of coal.

the light of intelligence
blooms with the darkness of earthly clay.

Harmony momentarily displayed
each child of man.
The choice is always there
thrusting, rutting, wrong
to consume all…

Shall we listen to this call?
Or let the frailer fountains flow
the fragile blossoms bloom? 

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  1. Date: 3/10/2012 6:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on your awesome win! Jon

  1. Date: 3/10/2012 7:14:00 AM
    Another extraordinary work I see here today, Congrats Debbie on your big win. This topic has been handled brilliantly by you. Love...

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 1:55:00 PM
    I love the road you traveled in this contest entry. A great poem, as always, and a deserving win!! You bring "light and love" to a dark subject. :)

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 1:52:00 PM
    amazing write, I loved your take on sabina<3

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 11:51:00 AM
    Really like this--and you kicked it back a notch--like that too.

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 10:12:00 AM
    Debbie congrats on your win, a wonderful take on the story..David

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 8:43:00 AM
    congrats Debbie on a wonderful first place win for a haunting write on theme luv.. honored to be sharing first with one of the very best luv..

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 7:58:00 AM
    Debbie, Inventive writing. Congrats. Jay

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 6:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Yasmin's contest Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 7:41:00 AM
    dramatic metaphors depict a troubled mind, debbie, yet played with subtle undertones... thanks for dropping by; i know you caught my drift [ so glad you were with me on this]... winning huggs!

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 11:24:00 PM
    I am not going to leave a wordy comment here, Debbie. I was here, I read, and: Superb writing!

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 2:08:00 PM
    An insightful write here.Enjoyed the read.Where is your haiku for Charles' contest Debi?

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 1:01:00 PM
    Hello, Gifted!! : ) This poem is amazing in many ways! I love this line:"blooms with the darkness of earthly clay." Beautiful! I hope everything is great! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 9:33:00 AM
    Yes, your creative pen masterful again. This world can be and is harsh and we must make our choice to drink from that fountain and nourish those fragile but ever growing blooms. (check out Moonlight Sail not fiction and simpler?) In response to your mail.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 7:18:00 PM
    wow, you made yours be all about humanity in general. I took the opposite path and focused on one man, but like you, I used a similar title playing on the HIDE word. VERY good one, DEB, Good luck in the contest. (i'm waiting to post mine tomorrow or something)

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 1:09:00 PM
    Well written and thought provoking, Debbie. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 12:50:00 PM
    some very intelligent lines in this one have a lovely day ~always p.d.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 10:35:00 AM
    A powerful write, Debs! Oh, sometimes I feel whimpy and watch "the fragile blossums bloom". Still, althought I might have found myself where "the light of intelligence blooms with the darkness of earthly clay", I may have found it a cold and dismal place.:( This is something to think about! Love you, Mikki

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 7:11:00 AM
    wonderful poem, Deb. Very thought provoking. I'm putting this one in my favs. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 6:51:00 AM
    sad to admit, I have allowed my "frailer fountains" to flow much too freely in my life....BUT..... am working on changing...mebbe by the time I move on I hope I figger it out! good work! Deb! SOUP MAIL jimbo