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The Iceberg

Adrift on an iceberg Just big enough for one. How did I get here? Chipped away, layer by layer Carving my boundaries Creating a chasm Until finally breaking Away from the mass altogether. Floating aimlessly Upon the cold water Wistfully dreaming of solid ground. Occasionally awakened By the sickening grind of landfall But I can’t reach the shore Without getting wet. So I remain on my icy refuge And float away With the tide. But it’s melting Getting smaller Every day I am sinking With no land in sight.

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  1. Date: 9/29/2009 8:58:00 PM
    Yvonne, I just wanted to stop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 7:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week>>James

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 4:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured. Nicely descriptive I can feel the cold. Sara

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 7:02:00 AM
    Such a dilema @.@ breaking free to find out that perhaps in freedom mortality is more present or obvious to us...yet, it is worth it!! thanks a lot for the experience =D=D

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 1:07:00 PM
    I like these lines: "And float away/ With the tide./ But it’s melting/ Getting smaller/ Every day/ I am sinking/ With no land in sight." Great piece, Yvonne! Congratulations on getting your poem featured! Ruben

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 7:00:00 AM
    Congratulations, Yvonne, on having your very interesting poem featured this week. Sometimes, life gets hard and drifting on an iceberg seems like the safest place. Keep writing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 11:48:00 PM
    Yvonne, congrats on your feature this week...Raul

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 4:13:00 PM
    The centered format gives this piece an artistic look. Much for the reader to think about. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 7:24:00 AM
    This is a well deserved feature … what a creative, wonderful poem, worth featuring..; I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful pieces. You are great Yvonne! Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 4:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Yvonne. Hope to see many more of yours featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 10:12:00 AM
    Yvonne, "I can't reach the shore without getting wet" is a very profound statement! If we are afraid to take chances, we will have little pain, but also little love or companionship. Very well done! Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/7/2009 8:46:00 PM
    Scary thought, out in the middle of nowhere on a melting icebery. Good write.