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ALBATROSS and PRECIOUS GOLD

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ALBATROSS and PRECIOUS GOLD

ALBATROSS Like an albatross, past clings as dross. Round my bent neck, it hangs in check by my golden cross. The standards of long ago; a culture which is difficult to forego. I strive to survive in this daily jive of struggles to and fro. I pull out the rusty nail of old doctrines which impale the coffin of my life. Objections are rife, but my soul isn't for sale. © 2011 Suzette Crous [Concrete]
PRECIOUS GOLD While precious gold is refined, leaving behind the scummy dross; so the distant past hangs around my bent neck like an albatross. Customs and doctrines of yore, while precious gold is refined, taught by people I came to respect, its power inextricably bind. I bravely tug at rusty nails which the coffin of my life impale. While precious gold is refined, my soul will never be for sale. Not all lessons learned, I askance. The lesson to strive to be kind, bequeathed to next generations, while precious gold is refined. © 2013 Suzette Crous Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi Contest Name: Metamorph

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Wonderful work that you have penned in both of these..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 12:11:00 AM
    Big congrats on your win.... Well done~A.O

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 4:33:00 PM
    A relationship with God is far more satisfying than doctrine. My soul was not for sale yet he paid the price for my salvation and offered it to me as a gift. Religion can't fill the empty spot in our hearts that can only be filled through a loving relationship with our savior. Great thought provoking poem, congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 3:42:00 PM
    You took on 2 tough tasks and won big, but you always do! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 4/25/2013 11:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for considering my work worthy of a win in your contest. You had inspired me to reach deep inside me with this write, Debbie. Love, Su
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 12:38:00 PM
    Su, talented write on both counts with a powerful message!

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Many congratulations Suzette luv , well done

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:28:00 AM
    Not only the striking difference in forms, ....but this is a winner in message......either way, it is such a strong poem, and deserving this nod in Debbie's contest! My congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 12:21:00 AM
    Im glad i got to see this beauty..sweet lady..profound

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Su, a strong metamorphosis -- kudos to the overall theme to begin with. I had an albatross hanging from my neck, and I took off the chain(s). Yes, some of the lessons are golden, but the 'body' which exalts the lessons, needs to be refined, purified; needs to evolve alongside constant change.

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 1:58:00 PM
    Wow.........I'm impressed with both versions........Deb will love this transformation!!!

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 4/1/2013 12:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Keeping my fingers crossed. :-) Thank you for the kind comment, Carrie. X
  1. Date: 3/31/2013 5:19:00 AM
    This is a truly awesome write Suzette! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this morning! You have excited my brain with this clever metamorphosis! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 3/31/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell :-)
  1. Date: 3/31/2013 2:59:00 AM
    And beautiful poem for Easter Sunday. Have aBlessed Day. Rick

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 4/1/2013 12:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Blessings, Rick.