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The Force

When the blackest nightmares were realized
and bitter truth pierced cracked, brittle armor;
When candles of last hope flickered and faded
and darkness closed on the edge of vision;
When despair careened towards insanity
and aching fists and fingers began to slip;
When the abyss called, a mighty hand reached
and lifted me silent to higher ground


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  1. Date: 10/3/2014 10:28:00 AM
    wow Tim. :) these 8 lines are waves of realizations. powerful and meaningful.. :) im glad I choose this among the others.. :) and i agree at some point that this must have been higher.. :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2014 9:42:00 PM
    very powerful one of the best I've read! Much much higher in my book. Congrad's Cher Light & love

  1. Date: 10/2/2014 10:39:00 AM
    very powerful write Tim:- congrats on your HM I would have loved to see other winners rather than 1-3 and the rest HM's I personally would have loved to see this in the top 3:-) hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 10/2/2014 5:46:00 AM
    Dropping again to congratulate you, Tim.

  1. Date: 3/27/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Tim, Congratulations, on your own favorite poem. Stay Xool *xox* Forever LINDA

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 12:15:00 PM
    How could it be possible!! : D You're not on my Favorite poets list!! Unforgivable! : D Stay calm ... I already fixed it. Congratulations! : D

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 12:11:00 PM
    A holy force, my friend! Excellent write, Tim. This poem speaks to me and I'm going to Fav it. Congratulations on your deserved win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 8:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on another win with this fine poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:28:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your best and favorite poem. Congrats on the win, tim

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:17:00 PM
    This work is awesome!! No wonder it is in the winners’ list..Sara

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:00:00 PM
    Tim, nice Metrical verse win... luv~Linda

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 5:55:00 AM
    wow...powerful poem you have penned...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Congrats on winning the place in the contest, Tim

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:24:00 PM
    Congratulations Tim Hope all is well.

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Tim, congratulations on a great win.... I loved this entry.... Jake

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 1:27:00 PM
    Powerful! Tim, congrats on your 1st place win with this incredible write! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Wow!!This is amazing Tim!Congrats on your top win.

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:09:00 AM
    WOW. You certainly made the most of eight lines! I am blown away by this one, Tim. Very well-deserved 1st place win!!

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:56:00 AM
    AMEN!!! Congrats on this amazing win! Tim........I LOVE THIS! To my favs it goes!

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:26:00 AM
    Tim this is excellent. Congratulation on your fabulous win. Warm Smiles, Connie