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

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November-a-drizzle on that west coast grey
not far from the billowing factory plumes
where weary men and temp-clerk ‘girls’ 
punched the clock to buy more time
in the Dewdney Trunk trailer court

Holed up against that wintery veil of certain loss
they buried their growing vulnerability 
beneath the slow rise of abandon, trembling 
on bated breath and beaded sweat and 
sweet scattered lies, that 

Perennial harvest rooted-deep in whispers 
what if? what if? if only?
they’d planted truths in that hard ground
like we mattered—
any cost less than this
stark expanse of springless regret 

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  1. Date: 6/10/2011 6:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Soulfire. It is an honor to be on the list with you this week. May you find the inspiration to keep you writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 5:54:00 PM
    Congrats Soulfire on your featured poem this week on PS. a wonderful write to share with us all my friend with luv..

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 4:27:00 PM
    Dear Jen, You are an extremely gifted writer. Elaine

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 8:54:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup Soulfire .. enjoyed reading your poetry tonight with it's creative theme...hope your time on P.S. will be fun and filled with sharing with luv.. our contests are free to enter please check them out and good luck with luv.. also loving your name ... awesome...

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 10:51:00 AM
    hi there, soul... nice to meet you! i relish free verse and this piece runs like a flowing river so sweetly deep... superb! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 5:52:00 PM
    Welcome, nice first entery! Your country is fascinating. I would like to learn more of it. My contest would value an entry on Shamanism in Canada. I have read there are many Indian and Inuit religions practicing in a Shamanic tradition, Kwakiutl, Haida, Tsimshian, the Blackfoot, Peigan, Blood, Sarcee and the Ojibwa, Cree, Huron, Iroquois. Would you consider writing us a tale of how god is or was reached through the Shamanic traditions of your homeland? [the contest is called The Shamanic Way]

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 1:56:00 PM
    Nice expressions on the transition of the seasons penned in these verses, soulfire