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North, South

north
rises,
creative
bursts of glory
Napoleon’s dream of faroff campaigns
chaotic scribbling, flamboyant plans at
the speed of light
all night long,
unused
sleep

south’s
freefall,
energies
once great, abate
under inescapable gravity,
black hole of suicide-ideation
predicted, this
nightfall of
Jekyll’s
mood

dip
into
the sugar
addicted brain,
amitalkingtoofastforyouagain?
justdon’tcarewhattheysay--screw the Xanax
i’d rather feel
anything
than be
numb

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  1. Date: 6/26/2011 6:31:00 PM
    Dear Rhys, Congratulations on YOUR Win I ask YOU to read my new Blog and Tomorror I will Soup MAIL YOU with LOVE, ALWAYS, YOUR Liege...HG

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 10:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Chris's "Double The Fun" contest Rhys. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 2:19:00 PM
    Enjoyable read. Loved the ending lines. Jeff

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 3:37:00 PM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of chris, Rhys

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 9:08:00 AM
    What a very unique take this is, Rhy! Enjoyed reading this a lot and that last set of tetractys is just so cool and effective... Super congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 7:40:00 AM
    congrats on your win with this fine piece cory

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 4:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on a stunning win Rhys :)

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 12:44:00 AM
    An excellent write....Congrats on your win....

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 10:08:00 PM
    I just knew Chris would like this a lot. Congrats on your awesome poem's win!

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 9:27:00 PM
    congrats on your win in Chris's contest with this superb entry

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 8:32:00 PM
    Rhys, this tetractys grabbed my attention right away. Unique premise and message here. Your last (double)stanza sealed the deal for me. Thank you for entering such a strong poem~!

  1. Date: 6/17/2011 12:37:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Rhys. Have yourself a wonderful inspiration filled weekend I will be back to read more Monday. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/17/2011 10:14:00 AM
    Wonderful write quite deep and meaningful, good luck in the contest, Rhys

  1. Date: 6/16/2011 10:23:00 PM
    This is unusual and I don't quite get it (that's just how I am sometimes) but I really dug that last one. my hubbie has to use Xanax for high anxiety and wow does it ever numb a person!! Chris is gonna love this if it's for his contest!