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Moonlight On The Ward

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Moonlight On The Ward

Midnight. This white ward drifts softly through chalked moonbeams shifting walls argent to cream, sifting sterile halls. Full moon fingers reach within touching each silvered sheet-shroud. Jaded nurses drowse, vials drip crystalline hope elixirs into sick veins, bedside water jugs shimmer with ivory pearls, glimmer-gentle light soothes pain. Shades of frailty flit, whisperings of the once-well; escapees from harsh daylight's hot taunts of the sun. Reality receding, moonlight kinder to dreaming. Caught between two worlds, health and no-way-out unhealth; fear smoothed by the balm of calm. Lustrous illusions, in this vault of dream we wait for morning's impending fate.

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  1. Date: 7/15/2013 11:50:00 PM

    Sleepless?.. Whatever for?

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 5:03:00 PM

    Geat work that has been honored in Andrea's favs..Sara

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:44:00 AM

    Congratulations, Charlotte!...A truly mesmerizing Choka series...'Jaded nurses drowse'...Perfect - Tim

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:12:00 AM

    Congratulations on such a well earned win.

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 1:32:00 AM

    Congratulations Charlotte. Reminds me of a lot of wards I worked on LOL Never thought to write about it like this....very unique. SuZ

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 3:18:00 PM

    'Fear smoothened by the balm of calm' my fav line. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 7:03:00 AM

    Congratulations Charlotte.

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 9:36:00 PM

    Charlotte, Congratulations IN HONOR OF Andrea's favorite POEM contest. *Always & Forever' @->- LINDA -<-@

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:30:00 PM

    Charlotte, a sweet win~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 7:59:00 PM

    Congratulations on your awesome win of Andrea's "fave poem" contest, Charlotte. Lovely phrase "health and no-way-out unhealth". Good writing, my friend :)

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 7:57:00 PM

    Wow! So love it! Many congrats my dear friend Charlotte! So enjoyed your lovely poem & its image. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a grace-filled day! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 12:42:00 PM

    Do you work in a hospital, Charlotte. I was mesmerized by your description of the "ward" when the moon is full. Congratulations on your win in Russell's contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 10:03:00 AM

    Congrats Charlotte on third place win with this mesmerizing visual delight for the contest luv..

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 5:56:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Russell's "What Happens During A Full Moon" contest Charlotte. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 1:13:00 AM

    Congratulations on the win with this lovely poem, Charlotte

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 6:01:00 PM

    As a former nurse, I identify with the images in this wonderful verse. Hospital life is worlds away from reality - sadly - and not getting better. Thanks for keeping in touch.

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 7:26:00 AM

    I am so happy to see the Soup back up and thrilled to be able to read your wonderful poetry Charlotte. May you have an exciting week filled with new found inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 12:50:00 AM

    this is breathtakingly beautiful. Another fave!

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 8:47:00 PM

    Tremendous illustration! Enjoyed

  1. Date: 10/23/2011 5:20:00 PM

    Oh, Charlotte, I'm crying. This is TRUTH. I was with my dad in palliative care. You caught it pefectly, the sorrow... the nights. This SHOULD get first place. THANK YOU FOR WRITING THIS. You're awesome. Sad Hug, Cyndi

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