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The Beat

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The Beat

I hear its sound, reveal the beat
Replete with tremors - feel the beat.

The marching cadence into war -
The pulsing drums that peal the beat.

Two hearts apart that lived as one
Are now but half - death steals the beat.

The lonely tears in empty rooms
Where nothing can conceal the beat.

Now every heart that war inters,
Will pray for God to heal the beat.


Craig Cornish
October 9, 2013 for Debbies Contest
Iambic Tetrameter

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  1. Date: 11/16/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Way to go with this winning work..Enjoyed reading ..Congrats...Sara

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 11:09:00 AM
    Craig, Congratulations, on your 'Take the Leap' win............ LOVE ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:29:00 PM
    Excellent ghazal, Craig, you take us to the world and back to the individual, very questioning, congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 8:51:00 PM
    this is wonderfully penned Craig...i could hear the beat of the heart throughout this read...Fine poem...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 3:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Craig

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Powerful! The words and the beat coincide. : )

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 5:21:00 PM
    Well alright! I was wondering who else might have entered this contest. I think you've got a winner here... Very nice. Thank you for the comments.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:41:00 AM
    Hi, Craig....Soup Mail! :)

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 6:13:00 PM
    very nicely penned Craig.....thanks for stopping by

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Du dum..du dum..I can feel the heartbeat Craig..the war..its pain....the healing... and the heart again.You never cease to amaze me

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Very amazing, Craig....Awesome! I don't usually like to read on war, having lived through it, but for YOU, I will make an exception! :) SOUP MAIL

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 8:49:00 AM
    A very strong & necessary reflection for the masses. Powerful flow. Excellent work.

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Outstanding job!

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:20:00 AM
    I can tell that you love more than one kind of music.......(me too)......and you make me feel the beat to your drum, or the heart-break of that blues in the night!! Good entry!!

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:03:00 AM
    Yup, yup you done did it! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 4:09:00 PM
    Okies Craig help has arrived your radeef [repeating word or phrase is BEAT] you have that correctly!! :) NOW your kaafiyaa [rhyming word] is incorrect. This is to be the word before the FIRST radeef, you have that as [haunting] /good chose since most 'ing words will rhyme with it! SO you can NOT use an 'a' or a 'the' before BEAT

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 10/9/2013 5:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Alrighty then--done! I missed that part--thank you. Changed this way to save the meter (the beat)
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 10/9/2013 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    BUT This is what I'd suggest 1.easiest, change the radeef/repeat word to a repeat PHRASE [the BEAT] 2.then you can use feel/peal/heal/steal/conceal just remove & change the word haunting line 1
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 1:13:00 PM
    I've got to try this...you've inspired me with your "beat" BG