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Casualty of Loss

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Casualty of Loss

Casualty of Loss

Drifting in murky waters
shadows lengthening
with sorrow’s darkness blight.
Cobwebbed remembrances
take flight, taking with it 
prism’s life-light

Shades of gloom
mist yonder shores
obscuring vision, while
leeching into the life source
stagnating the living waters.

Cruel fate laps brutally
against the sands of time
while memories smother
and are swept away
on death borne
callus waves

Lifeboat sinking 
with life’s bleedings
along shadowed shores. 

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  1. Date: 8/23/2012 3:16:00 PM
    Deep with sadness Debra, we seem tohave more than our share of it in life. Wish the memories didn't linger so persistently. Keepyour chin up luv. Lizzie :)

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 11:41:00 AM
    very creative with words and good visualisation thakyou for coments on mine x david scott

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 2:58:00 PM
    Thank you for your wonderful comments on my poems. They mean the world. It seems there have been a few on soup who have been visited by the blues fairy lately. May God strip her of her wings. Take Care Debra, your friend Bob.

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 2:54:00 PM
    Hello Friend. I see your in the midst of carrying on. I can not say just what it is that makes it all worth while. But with your help reciprocated, we'll do it up in style. Keep your life vest on. :)

    johnson Avatar robert johnson
    Date: 8/13/2012 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


  1. Date: 8/13/2012 12:37:00 PM
    great write with serious thoughts Debra

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 12:35:00 PM
    touching me no end, debra... your first lines set the mood for the rest of the poem.. much enjoyed.. hope you are feeling better now..:) with huggs! :)

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 10:28:00 AM
    Debra I like the metaphors in this...David

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 8/13/2012 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, I wrote this as the reverse side of one I wrote called Crystal Waters. I'll have to post it also. I call the two, Picture poems, as I was inspired to write both from a picture called, Crystal Waters, by Josephin Wall...a very moving painting.
  1. Date: 8/13/2012 10:21:00 AM
    A very moving poem Debra, but beautiful written. - Well done - Have a lovely new week. - oxox love Anne-Lise <3

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 8/13/2012 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you.