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Barbed Wire Ballad - (3)

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Barbed Wire Ballad - (3)


Rusted wire against a tree, year by year recedes
The countless rings of outer bark enwrap the wire within.
I mark the circles choking me.  I’m taut, stretched thin.
Thus Time is so absorbing me. Consumed. The oak tree feeds.

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  1. Date: 3/2/2010 10:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest Steve. Sorry I am late with the comment. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 8:18:00 PM
    A well deserve victory! Congratulation!

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 8:10:00 AM
    Great write! Congratulations on your win in this contest! Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 7:08:00 PM
    cpngratulations on first place in Brians contest..

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 6:08:00 PM
    Wow, this is deep..well deserved win. Congrats..BG

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 3:39:00 PM
    Wow Steve, Your poem is amazing and I congratulate you on taking first place. Wonderful insight you express in this poem. Blessings, Connie

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 1:09:00 PM
    My congratulations on your Ist Place win in Brian's sponsored contest, Steve. Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 9:52:00 AM
    Congrats on the well deserve win! -Mike

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 8:03:00 AM
    Oh yes...how wonderful is this! Magnificent poetry, Steve....simply excellent!! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 6:01:00 AM
    Congrats Steve on your first place win in Brian's contest.. a wonderful win for a wonderful verse written by a wonderful poet.. enjoy.. luv.. Linda-Marie "Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup..

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 5:06:00 AM
    Bravo and drum rolls! Steve, you placed 1st in the winners’ circle with you creative entry in the Poetry Soup member contest, POULTER'S MEASURE Sponsored by: Brian Strand Well done! The imagery and emotion is perfect! (Poor tree...poor choking fence.) Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 1:13:00 AM
    Many congratulations on you win with this marvelous poem Steve. well done...Margaret

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 12:12:00 AM
    Congrats on you success in my contest.Rgds Brian.My latest contest TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY is now open.

  1. Date: 2/18/2010 12:27:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 1:11:00 PM
    Very interesting writing today Steve. It was a pleasure to read. Thank you for sharing it with us here at PoetrySoup. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 10:26:00 AM
    Excellent verse my friend.... Keep up all the good work.....:JP]