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Word Sage

When all of youth flees and even the whitest eye reddens, rheums, words, fair words, dispel the gloom. When hands are mapped with age and knurled, still, they transform the page, the eye, the cage, for where words flow, the mind goes, to the pristine smiles and the smooth curves which once were yours, your cheek, your neck, your hip. Deny me anything but the word for it’s magic will soon be all that remains of fleeting youth.

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  1. Date: 11/24/2011 6:15:00 PM
    Congratulations Debbie. this one goes in my favourites to read again from time to time. Well done...Margaret

  1. Date: 11/24/2011 8:23:00 AM
    A rare beuty here, Debbie. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 5:53:00 PM
    hey Debbie this is just plain great ! I love it . A high achievement in a cool style. Out of the box. Unique. Congrats to you on a well deserved win

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 5:45:00 PM
    This is an astounding poem: congratulations to your victory.

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 12:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in this contest today Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 9:54:00 AM
    Really enjoyed this Debbie. When the body becomes frail, the words remain strong. Congratuations

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 7:52:00 AM
    Congrats, I wondered how long before we got to the less seasonal poems in this competition, nice perspective.

  1. Date: 9/25/2011 3:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian Strand's "Fall Your Choice" contest Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 11:47:00 PM
    Intense and romantic. Well chosen words. Congratulaitons. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 9:38:00 PM
    Well done. Congrats on your win, Debbie! Kim

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 7:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win Debbie. I so agree with the sentiments in your poem. I believe that we should wear our age proudly and treat our elders with the respect they deserve. Fortunately for me, my children feel this way too. I loved your poem and indeed L'nass is a Master Sage.

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 7:00:00 PM
    Congrats on 1st place, Deb. Excellent write. Nice going. luv Ralph

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 5:17:00 PM
    This is dedicated to a martial arts Master? I love it, Debbie. Unlike many of the other cultures, the Orient still bears great respect for the aged and their accumulation of wisdom through experience. I loved the days I would sit at my Master instructor's dojo listening to his wise tales of years past. His wrinkles were like gold and his small eyes sparkled when he chuckled. Glad your master is still living...once a martial artist, always a martial artist! Best to you! Gwendolen

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 9/23/2011 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    L'Nass is a poet on this site who lives and writes from Africa! He is a Master..of words...
  1. Date: 9/23/2011 1:38:00 PM
    My big congratulations on your first place, Debbie! oh, sweet Debbie...I know the feeling of losing vibrant youth. It flees like time, but the lovely memories remain for us to reminisce our past glory! I am very happy for you and wish you continued success! Thanks for your kind comments. Have a blessed day and :)! Love and hugs, Andrew.

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 12:01:00 PM
    Very nice Debbie. Enjoyed this read. Congratulations on your well deserved win

  1. Date: 2/16/2010 10:11:00 AM
    Congratulations Deborah, on your success in Brian’s “A RONDEL” contest with this wonderful poem. It's nice to see that you have earned a 2nd place win! Your poetic skills shine. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 2/14/2010 12:46:00 PM
    congrats on the win!! love it! rminds me of me, I have too many greys lately.

  1. Date: 2/11/2010 1:19:00 PM
    As Rondels were meant to be written. Congratulations Deborah. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 9:23:00 AM
    Great poem and dedication! Congrats on the win! - Mike

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 1:37:00 AM
    This is really quite moving. congratulations on your win .....Margaret