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Poetry Unmasked

Like children playing
   games at a park, poetry
   flows inside a heart.
Innocent passion, 
   overthrowing desire,
   distorting present.

Time lost within wind,
   growing weary tomorrow,
   lasting through the days.
Writing a lifestyle,
   difficult passion feeding,
   devouring soul.

Thirsting for lasting
    truth beyond outer limits.
Engaging lifeless
   thoughts from within self.
Ignoring present actions,
   imagination.

Lost within one’s self,
   letting reflections control.
Commanding image
   threaten existence
   looming in shadows awake.
Struggling poem.

Nathan Bane Leccese
© All Rights Reserved 06/11/09 

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 3:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor Nathan and the best to you in the finals. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 1:39:00 PM
    We've missed you, Nate! Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:59:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem Nathan >> James

  1. Date: 12/4/2009 9:13:00 AM
    Nice piece of writing here

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 12:36:00 PM
    Many congrats on your excellent piece being featured this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 4:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poem being featured this week Nathan. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 1:24:00 PM
    Hope you'll be back to the soup soon, Nathan. Congrats on this featured work! ~Carrie

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 12:48:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poem being featured Nathan >> James

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 10:16:00 AM
    Hi Nathan, congratulations on your feature this week. Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 5:56:00 AM
    Excellente write. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A. W. www.freewebs.com/abcedit

  1. Date: 6/17/2009 9:18:00 AM
    This is Wonder Of Worx,Darls.You kick it In Well:)

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 9:08:00 PM
    Sweet flow -Alley

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 4:23:00 PM
    As I said in your blog, I don't think you have a problem with this piece, you don't need help, my friend. Keep sharing. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 11:46:00 PM
    Love the opening lines and their analogy of poetry in the heart playing like children in a park. Poetry is a self journey we as poets undergo. Sometimes we tap into an unknown realm and write about it, not understanding why. This is a great flow from the faucet of your poetic mind. To me this is like a cloud taking shape, you can't see where it ends or begins, it just transcends into massive thoughts, perhaps swelling into poetic beauty. Great job Nathan, keep up the good work...Raul

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 2:21:00 PM
    Well said, you capture the internal struggle very well. Good job. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 12:12:00 PM
    Nathan, you certainly describe this wonderful affliction we have on the soup!! ; ) Jim