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What Lurks Within

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What Lurks Within

Emptiness pervades this room.
A barren womb,
Devoid of life.
Quiet is the light it bears—
Without shadows.
These four walls yearn for dressing
To yield warmth
For the cold and desolate 
Spirit held within.
This is a fallow cell that
Awaits the dwelling seed—
A fertile family
Whose footsteps will cultivate
The pulse of life—
The embryo—
The promise of life.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2013 9:58:00 AM

    Powerful Ray and a well deserved win!

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 10:12:00 PM

    I like the form you write this piece. It's one of my favorite. Congrats on your big win ~A.O

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 5:28:00 PM

    Congratulations, Ray, on your piece...great analogy here to the empty womb/room.

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 8:25:00 AM

    Hi many congratulations on your winning place Ray

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 8:33:00 PM

    Congrats, this is so descriptive I feel as if I'm looking in. Nice job! J

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:59:00 PM

    congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:10:00 PM

    I like the way you described what lurks within, Ray. Congratulations in Seren's "what lurks within" contest. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 5:43:00 PM

    Interesting take on the contest. Well done congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 4:45:00 PM

    congratulations ...Seren

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 10:23:00 PM

    Hello Ray, a deep poem ... I like the way we stepped into life once we left the embryo... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 8:19:00 PM

    Nicely done Ray. good luck in the contest. Love, Joyce