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Protected am I inside a  canopy of luscious green leaves
Hand resting on a vine hanging beside me 
The bench of a log I sit on holds me above the bright blue waters
Where I dip my feet and enjoy the swishing wet between my toes
In the distance an island awaits for me to swim across
There I gather plentiful things that greatly satisfy  
Here it is never cold nor is it steaming hot 
A gracious wind always blowing gently caressing the skin
Still longingly I gaze for a newcomer to pass through 
For in this perfect paradise being alone will sadden the heart
All these beautiful things to share with no one there hard to endure
I will be patient for when they arrive they are sure to stay
We will dance on the waters singing sweet melodies
Forever caught in visual bliss honored to inhabit such a vivid space

contest: Maverick Free Verse
by: Virginia Frayer

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  1. Date: 6/8/2011 2:21:00 PM
    Yes! The poem cries out for company, someone to share with. Love it. daver

  1. Date: 3/18/2011 9:12:00 AM
    Virginia, this is just wonderful. The forlorness in the middle of this paradise and the character of the poem cannot even share it. I love it. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:52:00 AM
    When we are alone, even paradise does not make us feel better Virginia. I understand the feelings you express so eloquently. Congratulations on your success in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:36:00 AM
    Congratulations Virginia on your win in the "Maverick Free Verse" contest sponsored by John Moses Freeman. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:51:00 PM
    Congrats Virginia on your fantastic win in the Maverick Free Verse contest with this exciting entry luv.. enjoy your sweet success...

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on this win in the contest of john, Virginia

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:27:00 PM
    So great to see you in the winning circle Virgina. Congratulations on your worthy poem's success. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 11:40:00 AM
    Beautiful images painted well, Virginia. I too enjoy your descriptive words, transporting me to the scenery you so well describe. I enjoyed this very much. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 12:46:00 PM
    I can feel the loneliness in your poem. Very nice poem...wonderful descriptions...Jimmy

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 7:41:00 PM
    I will be on the next boat over! You should not have this paradise all to yourself! Joking aside, I enjoyed your heartfelt plea for a solace to complement your serenity.