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Tangled vines

The ancients said, “The heart holds the soul”

But who can know the home of my being?

Am I to believe the words of the dead?

Or shall I search myself from within?

Now you are gone, the pain is surreal

Introspection may well be naught

I look within myself to find

A way to climb back from the abyss

Find my pain and the answer will be clear

My loss is as tangled vines running deep

Crushing soul and choking spirit

My heart holds the pain and slowly dies

Grasp the vines tightly and begin the climb

Back to myself as I try not to fall

The dead may hold the truth after all


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  1. Date: 7/31/2013 1:36:00 PM
    One of my favorites in this contest. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:46:00 AM
    very well done! i enjoyed your take on the contest. congratulations!

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Creative way to go with the topic of the contest..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 6:45:00 AM
    I relate to the introspection. You brought out you theme very nicely. Congratulations on the win :)

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Hello! Tangled vines - Nice one here keep your ink flowing. That would be a neat trick.