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Fruitless Cycles

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Below is the poem entitled Fruitless Cycles which was written by poet Debbie Guzzi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Fruitless Cycles

retched, a stomach twisting curdle
sour, the bile that rises from malcontent
tearful, yet, tears are futile, a waste of water
understanding seems never to come or come too late
all one can do is suck it up and try to love again


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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 7:04:00 AM
    Painful experiences when it comes to love are not so easy to get over..Great work expressing the idea..If for a contest, reads like winning material to me.Enjoyed reading the expressive and emotive work..Thanks for stopping by..Mostly I do write my works in a notebook first..I don't know if anyone in the future could read them though..Sara

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 11:34:00 PM
    Yes, this is the thing to do. Wallowing in self pity wont help any, got to rise and spread your wings again.

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Beautiful and brilliant write Debbie. Thanks for my placement in your contest. Well done. AO

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 7:57:00 PM
    Wow.......I love that this ends with at least a bit of reality and hope! But yes.......this is real from the gut of many who have been disappointed, discouraged and fed up with love. (It's never too late, however, I hear even Martha Stewart has joined an on-line dating service to match her up with the "perfect" man!! yikes....poor guy, what is he in for??

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 5/31/2013 11:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yikes indeed!!! He is going to get a tongue lashing every single day. (No puns intended)
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:57:00 AM
    The blushing mango, gleeful ripe, when fog does lift, taste sweet delight! jamesy

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Wisdom. Best way to break a cycle, walk forward. Excellent!

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 1:37:00 PM
    wealth of truth here enjoyed it Linda

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 3:21:00 PM
    So much truth in your love story..I love your hopeful optimistic ending of trying again.Hope you are fine sweet lady..Charma

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 6:44:00 AM
    hi Debbie---can relate here... love the dramatic lines----ELAI

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 8:26:00 PM
    Dear Debbie, my name is Phillip Rollings (Flipper to my friends and you are my friend. Does Chef call you "Light and Love Deborah" I hope so because he gave me a list of 30 poets to write to and Light and LOVE Deborah was on that list There are no Deborahs on the Cummunity Builders list where he said I would find you If you read his last post or the blog he asked me to write then this comment will make more sense. He will be home Sat. Soup mail Respectfully Flipper

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 11:38:00 AM
    Last two lines image the real emotion by counter attacking from the first line. Something different. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 6:09:00 AM
    I double checked with the judge on how he accepts the form as being laid out, MY ABC poem starts with R, S, T, U & ends with any letter and was meant to put forth an emotion. Really this is a much less restrained way to do the form it's a bit boring always starting A,B,C,D..aye?

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 10:24:00 PM
    YOu really got across the emotion of this one, Debs!

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 7:41:00 PM
    I love the emotion and word images. I can't parse the form though, at least in this variation. Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 4:47:00 PM
    You have the ending write, trying to love again, this can be a powerful moment in time, sending you peace filled thoughts xxx