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Spindled Mettle

Spindled Mettle
Hour upon hour she sits thoughtfully absorbed
spinning attentively conception’s fibers 
while creating new textures within her mind…

As grain, by grain of living sand, erodes the weaves
exposing gently or tearing the woven seams…
following the hourglass count to maturing age

Set aside are the frivolous dolls of youthful cloths
as situations lead to realities bolder textiles…
some strands chosen, others forced upon life’s spindle  

Her mettle*, though moved by spindled occurrences,
is worn quietly with the era of wisdoms’ mantle
as intertwined events live within her fabric structure

Written by:  Debra Squyres 2/19/13
For: “Objectify Me”

*mettle: spirited determination, mental and emotional character unique to an individual person

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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:38:00 PM
    DEBRA, this is a nice winning poem. CONGRATULATIONS!!! ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 8:49:00 PM
    congrats on your win Debra

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 7:55:00 PM
    Lovely master piece Debra :D congrats on your winning too :D wishing you a wonderful day :D hug, Yanny

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 4:48:00 PM
    Debra, fabulous work. Such a unique and well crafted piece. Congratulations! -Jeremy

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 2:47:00 PM
    Debra, thanks much! Congratulations in return, you have a lovely way with words and create a well woven poem about choices and creations. Enjoyed it. P.s. Nice to meet you.

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 6:59:00 AM
    This is one of the best in this winners' list, Debra! Congratulations on your win! Ruben.

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 3/15/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 6:48:00 AM
    Debra I loved it. Nicely done. Congratulation on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 3:44:00 PM
    Well done. I could not write something as beautifully done as this. You have intertwined the pieces as if so easily. Wisdom is not a cheap commodity.

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 3:13:00 PM
    Your quite the mettlesome maiden these days Debra. :) I know that that could be construed negatively. NOT! More so, it speaks to how prolific you've been lately. So glad. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 7:59:00 PM
    This is a dynamic and wonderful write my friend! I loved reading this simply amazing poem this evening! What a fabulous piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 6:50:00 PM
    putting away childish things to replace them with sins and then replace the sins with morals.

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 2/19/2013 8:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hmmmm interesting that you found that within these verses?? hmmmm
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:36:00 PM
    This is really good, Debra! I love the imagery. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:31:00 PM
    A very nice way to capture the sense of old age. Nice work. J