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The Barbs of Life

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The Barbs of Life

At times the barbs of life can pull you down
As angry whirling tempests spin their tales.
It seems the darkest storm is all around
And then a slash of wind tears down your sails.

From near despair a light within you glows
Within a heart that's been here once before
To plant the seed that only hope can sow
And guide you toward a friendly distant shore

And ride a wave that binds you to your fate.
Embrace that hope that even blind can see,
Then smile and cry the tears it will create
And curse the trial that brought you to your knees.

For it's what we survive that makes us strong
And those that share the journey all along.


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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 5:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win. Wonderful thoughts to heal a heart, craig

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 6:25:00 PM
    One of my favorites of the winners. Very nice, Craig. Love, Joyce.

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 12:13:00 PM
    nice HM....SKAT

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 11:56:00 AM
    This easily could be lyrics for a song.. Loved it Craig! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 9:16:00 AM
    - Theme - "TO HEAL A HEART" contest: Congratulations on your touching and excellent winning poem, Craig ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:58:00 AM
    G., congrats on your well deserved victory. G.

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 12:04:00 PM
    This sonnet's wisdom cannot be hidden. You write with a most talented pen and most creative ink.... Congrats on a fine win... Jake

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 6:40:00 PM
    WELL crafted Congrad's on your fine verse winning! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 6:23:00 PM
    nette sure had her own style! lovely tribute verse. Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:53:00 PM
    Beautiful! Thoroughly enjoyed, Craig! Annalise

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Hola Craig, congratulations in Cyndi's contest for Nette, " Netted by WORDS: HER SILVERED, TENDER WEB" :-( sure missing her loveliness around here. XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 11:17:00 PM
    Great words Craig especially last two lines...Seren

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Craig, Masterly penned words. You did this sonnet justice. Words I can relate to: "For it's what we survive makes us strong." Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 8:24:00 PM
    WOW! This sonnet will be the admiration of everyone, Craig! Excellent! It's a winner for sure. My best wishes. Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 5:53:00 PM
    This may need a couple of readfs to fully appreciate its depth , but good appetizer first read.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 4:23:00 PM
    wonderful way to do the challenge, Craig!! I sure hope Nette takes a peek at all of these poems the contest will produce.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 2:09:00 PM
    Craig an excellent adaptation....David