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Below is the poem entitled Labryinth which was written by poet John Heck. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Religious votives
light a somber lair.
A hole I fathered
with rhinestones of doubt
and swatches of fault.

Sentinels loom -
vapid gargoyles
crouch in ghostly

ogling my
Poised to pounce

when the
flames die


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  1. Date: 2/15/2013 5:12:00 PM
    John, hope you are well... stopping by to say HI!:-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Always~ PD"

  1. Date: 2/18/2010 1:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your third place finish in the What the Hex contest!

  1. Date: 2/18/2010 12:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your success with this rather medieval work. well done...Margaret

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 9:31:00 PM
    Congratulations, John for your win in Catie's contest! There's suspense and mystery in your verses: an atmosphere of dreadfulness, as the gargoyles stare at your handiwork ready to seize it when the candle's flames die out! What a magnificent work! I wish you continued success in all your writing and acting endeavors. God bless. Love, peace and happiness, Andrew.

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 5:20:00 PM
    John that was truly amazing - congrats on your win in Catie's contest, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 4:34:00 PM
    Congratulations, John, on your third place win! LUv, andea

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 3:49:00 PM
    Congrats John on your third place win in the Hex contest.. a wonderful win for a wonderful poem and poet.. I am still in shock at having won first place in this amazing contest from Catie.. I so appreciate the Soup and the diversification offered for these contests.. enjoy your win John .. luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 12:10:00 PM
    Congratulations John, on your win in the contest with this wonderful poem....

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 8:28:00 AM
    Bravo, John! Hear the drum rolls! You placed 3rd among the winner circle with you creative entry in the Poetry Soup member contest, “WHAT THE HEX” sponsored by: Catie Lindsey. Great imagery. Somber mood. Well done! Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 8:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win...enjoyed your poem...Marty

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 7:53:00 AM
    Hooray!! for this wonderful winning poem, John! What the hex...of course it was a winner!! :)

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 2:43:00 PM
    Wonderful diminished hexaverse, a form which I have not yet tried. I especially love the ending! Thank you so very much for your comments on my poem "Lament of the Philosopher's Hound"! I appreciate it so much! ~Juliane

  1. Date: 12/5/2008 8:07:00 PM
    AWESOME POEM!!!!!!! I love IT!!!! Thank You for commenting on my poem!! Love Your Friend Alexz ^_^

  1. Date: 9/20/2008 3:03:00 AM
    Thank you John for entering this excellent, and visual poem in my contest, it was an absolute joy to read, awesome word choices - well done. Hope you are well, love Kristin

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 12:16:00 PM
    Congratulations John on your win in Kristin's contest! Super excellent as always and way more than well deserved. Hope you are feeling much better. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 11:48:00 AM
    Congrads on I said, this piece is brilliant. Regards, Sara

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 7:10:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Kristin's contest John.rgds Brian

  1. Date: 9/10/2008 12:44:00 PM
    Amazing brilliance and intelligence to this depthful write. You never cease to amaze me. Best wishes, Sara

  1. Date: 9/2/2008 7:05:00 PM
    John, I hope I can be away before the ending of the flame. I have missed a lot of poems recently and hope I can make up for them. God Bless, Cile Keep up the good work

  1. Date: 8/27/2008 3:45:00 PM
    It is quite elusive to tell you the truth...It is strongly felt by the reader..poignant is the right word...Thought-provoking..Beautiful.. ALways, Farah