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River of Pain

Where river reeds wave final hour
and faintest pleas of guilty wane,
pale tear drops salt her silken lips.
Crowned lady casts her closing bower.        
Last candle burns o’er mirrored pain,   
sans lover’s stroke of finger tips.

By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, 10/30/13
for Nette Onclaud's SENSES FOR A SESTET Contest


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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:54:00 AM
    Another winner Rhonda--Thank You!

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 11:03:00 PM
    Very the third line especially. BG

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 6:16:00 PM
    this is a beautiful write Rhonda...congrats on your fine win :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 9:23:00 AM
    congrats on a fine win Rhonda

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 7:44:00 AM
    Awesome winning work..It has great rhythm and flow to the lines..Congrats.Sara

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Beautifully written!lovely piece,Rhonda...Congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Wonderfully done!! Love your poem and big congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 10:56:00 AM
    On yes this sure evokes the senses...

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 12:23:00 AM
    It's my honor and so glad to read your excellent poem my dear friend Rhonda. You really write so well. Your poem is perfect in every way. You're one of my faves. Thanks a lot for sharing again one of your precious gems today. Thanks as well for your lovely comments on our dearest friend PD's blog for me. Have a great & grace-filled day to you and your family. love lots and biggest hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 9:36:00 AM
    - A wonderful poetry for Nettes contest, this will go HIGH on the winning list Rhonda .... believe me !!! - Good luck and have a great weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Bravo!! I think this is exactly what Nette wants. Good luck in the contest, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 6:59:00 AM
    This is a tremendous write my friend! You have keen insight into this picture Nette showed us! I really enjoyed reading this awesome poem this morning! What a lovely piece, Great Work, beautiful!!