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At the Edge

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At the Edge

White wake trails the festive party boat
Beach dweller eyes with envy
     Lonely fate
          Cactus on desert sand
               Not even parasites invade
                    Needles repel everything, everyone

Never to exchange vows
Give birth, spoil grandchildren
Endless nights tossing in a king-size bed
     No king
          Eternity in a cocoon
               Years pass
                     Hopes dim

Friends complain
Messy husbands, custody battles
No custodians seek empty hearts
     She beckons the sun to set
          Prays to reach heaven’s gate
               ‘Fore it rises again
                    Shedding light on pain

Enduring dread
Puffs of smoke from burnt-out life
Climb and dissipate
     No last will
          No legacy bestowed
               Memories of her life
                    Rest only in souls who have passed



Entry for PD's emotional poem contest

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  1. Date: 4/10/2012 5:32:00 PM
    Congratultions Carolyn on your win!! I know this place...big huggsss, love deb...well done my dear friend

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:19:00 PM
    Congrats Carolyn on your special win a poignant beautiful reflection, loved it hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D's "Emotional" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:06:00 PM
    Carolyn congrats on your win, great words..David

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in PD's Contest, Carolyn! Very well written. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:24:00 AM
    congrats on your win cory

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 7:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie's "Emote" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 7:55:00 AM
    You have included every possible emotion on the road to a woman's depression....excellent, Carolyn!! The fall into that deep well....frightening and sad!

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 8:06:00 PM
    I really like how you formatted this one, Carolyn, goes so well with what you say here, like a spiraling down of emotions--- Super congrats on your win! :) hugs

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 3:50:00 PM
    Great writing Carolyn. I hope you do not feel this way often. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 2:57:00 PM
    Yes I was so with you on this "ride" AM so with you dear...I think it was fine without the capitals. In Free Verse I myself use them only at the beginning of a thought and the period at the end of a thought but content in Free Verse is the thing for me and you have some serious content here! Congrad's on your big win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 10:39:00 PM
    Carolyn, I like the topic you chose for doing your stream of thought. VEry interesting one to read. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 11:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carolyn in Debbie's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 11:56:00 PM
    Great writing and great win Carolyn. I hardly knew what she wanted and I guess I guessed wrong I was shut out on this one. It's hard to get in to some poet's minds .Yoours is a winner in any standard. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 11:03:00 AM
    Many congrats Carolyn for big win in Debbies contest. Helpless minuscle Mind bitter & bitten with bug of loneliness on Kingsize bed !!! Luv & best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 7:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fourth place win in the contest, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 6:21:00 AM
    many warm congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 1:44:00 AM
    darkly beautiful, carols! beautifully expressed! sweet cheers for the great win! :)huggs!

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 9:28:00 PM
    Hey, I remember placing this poem in one of my free verse contests, Carolyn. Well, it deserves to win in Debbie's 'Stream' contest. I have always liked this one. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 5:38:00 PM
    The twists and turns of the consciousness are so like the life you describe....here there and everywhere they go....and then are gone. What a touching end to your poem! Congratulations, Carolyn!

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