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Winter Ruins

Bask in fervor lasted indeed
Lingered enough to corrupt the seed
Selfish, greedy, paid no heed
Piqued and wounded took new lead

Tender caress abandoned gifted
Of flowing afflictions, life sifted
Earth defiant, all essence lifted
Bloom to plunder, cycle drifted

Looming shadows withered 
Life abandoned asunder tresses
Came the worst of nature's dresses
My bearings wander unworthy 

The warmth of you when left 
The light of you when shifted place
Adieu, with you, all glow, all trace
The leafless tree now bears no grace

Hope of return, I thrive upon
Keeps me moving, though you are 
Winter Ruins, my jewels in pawn
I seek salvation at a distant dawn

(I was inspired to write in this style 
by the numerous sensational works 
of my dear friend, Elizabeth Wesley 
- I know mine doesn't even come 

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 11:25:00 AM
    I think it is a masterpiece and feel humbled that you find inspiration in me. However, if you got busy, your genius would take its rightful place right here. I'm sure all who have been here wish more of you was available. P S There's a new one at my place; would love to know what your think! :)

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 12:01:00 PM
    Hi, Mr. Effendi. Thanks for reading my poems. I look constantly for something new from you. Hope you are having a wonderful life. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 2:32:00 PM
    An awesome write beautifully rhymed. Brilliant. I am glad I stopped by to read this.

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 2:38:00 PM
    You can view my face all the way down, hope it doesn't irritate you but I love to keep in touch and hope sometime you get inspired again. How are you? I guess you are busy and happy I hope. Love, LIzzy

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 8:46:00 PM
    Guess who! Just me again stopping by to give my ego a boost. Love it Hussain, hope the new year fills you up with inspiration. Can I give you a hug to get it started?

  1. Date: 12/2/2011 10:48:00 PM
    A brilliant write... Liz is a very nice and thoughtful women... ... enjoyed stopping by tooo read your poem~;-) always,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 7:19:00 PM
    I have it in my favs but I like to come and visit - to read and enjoy again and keep in touch with you. Your visits are always so special luv.

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 10:38:00 AM
    "The leafless tree now bears no grace." I like this line. Ruin can have no better definition. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 2:20:00 PM
    I love how you give each stanza one rhyme - I wonder if they have a name or category for this. It is so creativel and of course, what you have to say always has a special depth. Luv, Lizzy

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 11:50:00 PM
    Awesome piece!!! I enjoyed immensely! Keep up the excellent work and thanks for the comments. :) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 3:31:00 PM
    This is a masterpiece! Brilliant write. Eloquent, lucid expressions with such deep meanings. Profound!

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 6:20:00 PM
    Yes dear one, I am moved and those last two verses especially light my eyes and heart. Thank you dear Hussain, you give esteem when I don't deserve it but I am warmed by your thoughts and kindness. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 2:33:00 PM
    Very impressive work..Good rhyming..Enjoyed reading your work this afternoon..I am glad that I chose this one..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara