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

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I've watched a lover's dying breath
Fly homeward to the sky...
Was tutored by orations
Of the dusky forest's sigh.

Brave, touched the face of madness,
There tried to soothe its pain-
Watched children weep at gravestones
In dark, pain-shadowed rain...

A thousand lovers I have known,
Tho Love's been but a ghost-
Laid waste unto a thousand hearts,
At bedlam's feast, the host!

What then, entices to trod down
Some nobler, hallowed path-
When Love's long wearied labors
Reward me with such wrath?

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  1. Date: 7/12/2008 5:00:00 AM
    So beautifully written! Perhaps it is all in preparation somehow for the real thing, the one you've been waiting for. Outstanding poetry. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 7/11/2008 10:23:00 PM
    Wow Michael, this is a wonderful heartfelt poem by you that drips with emotions for your readers to grasp and feel. Wonderful Job... MPK