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Sunset Bleeds

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Sunset Bleeds

I have paralyzed myself with its beauty
Distant dreams are unimportant
As I practically fly through every mystery 
Where my inner self meets my soul
Despite fears, confusion, however,
Reluctant, I could not speak 
When we have forgotten how to speak
Life relaxed in abandonment
We consider the option of total denial or insanity
The world is not perfect 
This a prison of truth
Now I know what the actual world feels like
As I consider the option of prayer
I will be this way only a moment
As sunset bleeds into the lake

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  1. Date: 11/11/2008 9:06:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/1/2008 6:45:00 PM
    Jeanine - all three to the finals - great writing - Congratulations and God Bless

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 6:37:00 PM
    Congrats on having this wonderful poem featured - God Bless

  1. Date: 10/28/2008 6:51:00 AM
    Congrats Jeanine on "Sunset Bleeds" being featured this week on Poetry Soup. Vince

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 9:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/26/2008 5:20:00 PM
    This is a thought provoking poem. Congratulations on having it featured. I like the strong imagery of the last line. Keep on writing! Wishing you continued success. Karen

  1. Date: 10/26/2008 4:34:00 PM
    What a poignant write here, Jeanine and worthy of its selection in the PoetrySoup contest where you have THREE (!!) entries. Good luck to you!

  1. Date: 10/26/2008 4:18:00 PM
    Very introspective. Congratulations Jeanine on your featured write of the week. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/7/2008 11:22:00 AM
    Very beautiful poem that is written and uncovers the soul of someone so beautiful inside - I loved the entire poem but the first and last stanzas were totally of the chart - god Bless

  1. Date: 8/7/2008 10:39:00 AM
    love that first and second line. a sunset bleeds into the lake i am paralyzed with its beauty. how touching and moving. enjoyed reading it.