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Midnight Pearls


                 Shine, midnight pearls!
                 The smoke curls up 
                 in whirls of doom.

                 On the wet sand 
                 my own hand draws 
                 unplanned pierced hearts.

                 Deep blue-black sky
                 I play by rules
                 and sigh despair

                 to lay aside 
                 starry-eyed dreams
                 that hide a sin.

                 Shine, distant stars!
                 through guitars notes,
                 through scars of time.

                  For her first kiss
                  an abyss drains
                  all bliss from me

                  and far away
                  shadows play down
                  their spray of doubts.

                  Opaque pearls, shine!
                  On this fine night, 
                  define my north.


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  1. Date: 3/13/2015 7:28:00 PM
    Ruben, a fabulous romantic write with such deep longing.. Love the way you draw the reader in with this incredible winner!

  1. Date: 3/7/2015 7:30:00 PM
    Go Mr. O! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/7/2015 6:23:00 PM
    Hi Ruben, so good to see you winning high honors with this poem. Congrats. BG

  1. Date: 3/7/2015 5:18:00 PM
    Way to go Ruben! Congrats.

  1. Date: 3/7/2015 6:38:00 AM
    starry-eyed dreams that hide a sin...o Ruben/¡Felicidades...rajat

  1. Date: 3/6/2015 7:42:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, Ruben, a beautiful descriptive poem.

  1. Date: 3/6/2015 5:02:00 PM
    Ahh!!! Great winning work..Way to go ..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 3/6/2015 4:43:00 PM
    I want to say ...."ahhhhhh" Love it !! Congratulations dear Ruben !

  1. Date: 3/6/2015 1:08:00 PM
    Cool!! I love that second stanza best... I love all of it. Very nice....! Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 3/6/2015 12:39:00 PM
    Brilliant imagery Ruben many congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 3/6/2015 11:03:00 AM
    Ruben, I am glad you dusted this one off. Very strong and balanced imagery. Congrats and thanks for participating.

  1. Date: 6/29/2014 7:04:00 PM
    A beautiful poem of longing for a lost love. Very heartfelt and soulful! Congratulations on your win, Ruben!

  1. Date: 6/17/2014 10:23:00 AM
    WOW! When you wax poetic it's AMAZING! Thank you for entering my contest with this GREAT poem! I enjoyed reading it. Congratulations on the win. It was beautiful!

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 8:03:00 PM
    Ruben, good to see this winner again.. It will win throughout time.. Tremendous!

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 7:58:00 PM
    So hard to find true north ie the right way [sigh] big hugs [I've missed you! Mr. Oh]Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/24/2014 11:29:00 PM
    a gorgeous poem, Ruben. BIG congrats.I looked down and saw that I had commented to it before. Can you imagine if we were to remember every single poem we ever read? our minds would be too full of words to think straight!!!

  1. Date: 4/24/2014 8:57:00 PM
    Ruben, dude.. I am awed! Huge fan of this work.. It's mastery, it's mystery, it's music.. My favorite! Congrats on this win..

  1. Date: 4/24/2014 12:22:00 PM
    Ruben, I loved the form and message. Congratulations on this deserving write. RAY

  1. Date: 4/24/2014 12:01:00 PM
    Beautiful...Now I know why Van Gogh and Don McLean gave so much through painting and song!! (Starry Starry Night). // congrats on your win. // paul

  1. Date: 4/24/2014 9:51:00 AM
    I like all the imagery Ruben...Congratulations on the win