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A Thread

“I’m hanging by a thread,” she said. “I can’t go on. What can I do?" He simply looked at her, eyes dead. “I’m hanging by a thread,” she said. He would not speak. Her haunting dread - now with the stone cold silence - grew. “I’m hanging by a thread,” she said. “I can’t go on. What can I do?” For Paula Swanson's "Thread" Poetry Contest and for PD's Broken Heart Contest because times like these, PD, we feel like we are hanging by a thread.

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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 10:23:00 AM

    Congrats Andrea ...very well said...I've said it a million times...Donna

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 9:00:00 AM

    very well-said...I like it...Congratulations on your win my dear Andrea..Have a blessed day always. Hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 6:45:00 AM

    Andrea, congrats on this win! I like the way you've used repitition. And yes, it's COLD...eyes dead...Cool!! Looks like I missed some contests this weekend. I took my son camping and on a fishing trip. And I will look up the ole doc!

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 11:36:00 AM

    A frayed thread at that !! Well done and congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 9:24:00 AM

    Congrats, Andrea. Awesome, my friend. Well done. Nice going. A Happy and Blessed Easter to you and yours. Love and hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 11:08:00 PM

    Andrea, Congratulations with your awesome poem in my "Broken Heart" contest. it's a tough and painful life when love is broken. Goodnight~LINDA

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 8:10:00 AM

    It is always a pleasure to read your poetry Andrea. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on mine. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 10:01:00 PM

    I hope the thread does not brake, a dramatic expressed poem. Thanks for sharing it. God bless you.Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 8:23:00 PM

    This is intense and at times we all hang by a thread in our relationships. Just as long as that thread does not break. Love the poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 2:51:00 PM

    Welcome to the human race. I see you have a heart. I was wondering what was behind the face. Now I see you play your part. You'll never know how far you'll go. Till you're back in someone elses show. Our lives can hang by just a thread. But if we lose hope, well then we're dead. You know me, I'm just rhyming. Take care.

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 12:27:00 PM

    Very tense this one, captures that feeling of a relationship lacking communication. Good luck Mrs. Andrea, a lovely triolet you crafted here.

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 10:46:00 AM

    i read this yesterday, and my comment did not post. came back by chance, glad i did. love the way you've constructed this. a winner i'm sure. harry

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 7:47:00 AM

    A very interesting poem. There is an overwhelming feel of sadness in the words here. I felt like I was hanging by a thread once and i ha dnot a soul to talk with. But God sent me one of his angels, who soon became my wife. She still cannot believe she saved me. Take care and keep writing and thank-you for reading my work, XOXO, JANCARL

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 2:51:00 PM

    Much deeper than the read to me. It brings to mind Jobim "What was I to say, what can you say, when a love affair is over." Love it mon ami!

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 12:53:00 PM

    Intriguing piece, my friend. I'm really getting very fond of triolets - you do them so well

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:44:00 AM

    Fingers crossed she survived until the next poem. ;-)

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:09:00 AM

    btw, changed my 2nd line for your valentine contest... whew, syll counts make me crazy, lol.. how are you?:)

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 4:12:00 AM

    Hope she made it! Nice glimpse of a lil' story of survival and the will to keep truckin' or simply pack it up, pack it in!

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 3:59:00 AM

    almost mised this , andie.. i love triolets, very challenging.. this one pulls the reader in with such cryptic theme.. what to do??.. leaves a lot to the imagination...winning huggs! :)

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 9:52:00 PM

    A.D. - i may havta try a triolet, now i see yours...says a lot in 8 short lines. well done. -gg

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 9:22:00 PM

    A great triolet but so sad! Where is her knight in shining armor? Best wishes in the contest. Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 3:34:00 PM

    I guess I haven't seen this one. They come so fast. Good luck and thanks for your comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 3:07:00 PM

    Who is this horrible man who doesn't help her? Though I don't particularly like triolets, I think this was the perfect form for this. It really leaves you hanging and gives a sense of desperation. good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 2:08:00 PM

    bravo Andrea.. an excellent dialogue and form for Paula's contest luv.. much success.. this thread u wrote of plagues many a person and relationship.. bravo again..

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 1:48:00 PM

    Great triolet; superb imagery. Best wishes for the contest.

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 1:34:00 PM

    Wow, how eerie that poem is, but ever fantastic!! How he keeps looking at her without answering, leaving "...stone cold silence..." yikes!! I like your take on the thread contest! Amazing write my friend! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 12:56:00 PM

    Was the man dead or just ignorant? Good example of a triolet.

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 12:27:00 PM

    Very strong...and nicely written...

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 12:19:00 PM

    Sad write from you this time Andrea,but still a very nice read.Oh,and about your last comment: no,you`re wrong-in fact there`s now two poems you haven`t been reading,haha,lol! it ok,I still love ya`,as much as a friend can:) smiles

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 10:53:00 AM

    Well, I think this will touch a lot of souls..sad , but I can relate..very well done and so creative. BG

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