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Below is the poem entitled THE LADY SPEAKS which was written by poet nette onclaud. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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"Moments devour us ever since we have been speaking a language we don't understand... we, like stale wine, evaporate into parallel lives crushing dialogues into pieces of shards that taint life’s season, red-berried and tone-deaf. In splinters of broken syllables, my flesh walks on thin glass as words are ruptured on cut edges, much too loud in din of nights trashed on weeds of our near betrothal's demise, that I favor another who gifts me with respect. While disdain explodes in your eyes, you stare at my man with stone ire as my breath dares to will stark truth. Leave then... this arranged marital pact ends as I speak. And please do not answer back. Contest: Death and Dying Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi by nette onclaud

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  1. Date: 7/1/2015 4:37:00 AM
    Superb write nette! Congrats on ur win!

  1. Date: 6/30/2015 11:55:00 PM
    NETTE, :) Congratulations on your win. SKAT LOVE

  1. Date: 6/30/2015 9:49:00 AM
    packed with imagery!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS!~Olive Eloisa

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:27:00 PM
    Great poem here Nette and the Lady has spoken. Thanks for sharing this beauty...... lucilla

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 12:27:00 AM
    what a unique interpretation, Nette and so fully of imagery. An original!

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 1:52:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 8:59:00 AM
    Hi, my dear friend Nette! MacArthura at last. ;)))) Just got few time today.;))Wow! You did this very well also my dear friend. Excellent poem & I'm sure it will do well. The more I appreciate the very beautiful painting of the artist in your outstanding write. Thank you so much for sharing & your very lovely comments on my poems! Good luck! Biggest hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 6:42:00 AM
    I will fav this Nette, it's like a shard of glass through my heart, by the way, I love your new Avatar, it shows your beautiful aura, you are surrounded by light, love you girl, stay beautiful, xxx

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 6:06:00 AM
    I must say that I do have a favorite line in this awesome write here my friend! It is obviously, "my flesh walks on thin glass" oh wow, the implications with this line is tremendous! I just love this delightful verse! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this morning! What an amazing piece, Great Work!! I'm doing pretty good after my surgery my friend! I get sore sitting up for long periods of time, therefore I won't be online for very long during the wife won't let me!

    Sivey Avatar Russell Sivey
    Date: 9/19/2013 6:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your care and concern for me during this time! I am doing well and the surgery was a success! Thank you for thinking and praying for me! Russell
  1. Date: 9/19/2013 12:32:00 AM
    Very wonderful interpretation of the picture, nette. Good luck

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Beautiful... Good luck in the contest... jack

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Oh wow, Nette......I agree with Tim about both your beautiful avatar.....but you have peaked my interest ......I must go see what wonderful painting inspired this amazing poem. I see a winner !

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 4:31:00 PM
    Well Nette, First thing here is, I LOVE your new avatar (Whew!) Second thing is um...well I just don't know what to say anymore! I usually like to pick out a favorite line or two but you have made that quite impossible to do (How could you be so thoughtless?) GREAT stuff as is your usual...Your friend and fan - Tim

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 4:17:00 PM
    Interesting work for the contest..Reads like it should be in the winners' list..Thanks for the visit to my page..Your comments are uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 4:02:00 PM
    As usual your words leave me speechless Even when I don't understand them they are beautiful read. This will most surely be a winner...peter

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 3:37:00 PM
    - Oh... sweet friend ..... a wonderful poem! - LUCK!-LUCK! and Luck in contest!! -I'm on a little trip in Turkey (7 days) - Poor internet Connection. - huggs // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:21:00 PM
    Now this is an ezcellent poem sweet lady ..Powerful and profound in all ways.

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Invigorating! You took a brave leap, branching out into new trails of poetry. The last stanza was firm, smooth, and gently hard-hitting!

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 1:52:00 PM
    Beautiful picture of hidden heart feelings worded nicely. Very difficult to pass those moments and hot takes its nest in to mind. Well done. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, bl