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

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How unmoved this moment, though a train breaks through night,
even the candle's flame stills 'til it shows its blue to night.

My book remains un-read, those words are empty, refuse to gift
either peace of mind or peace of home for discord now rues night. 

Rooms are awful living things; the ceiling drops as curtains lift
for I gaze far past that keening track as if a want can undo night.

Beyond the glass wails impermanence, it echoes with a new rift
between then and now, a sudden indifference that shoos night.

Time is so cold on this November eve and the old clock shifts
but a whistle mutes a question, so I will thank you, night. 

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  1. Date: 11/16/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Congrats on your great winning work..Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Cyndi, Congratulations, on your 'Take the Leap' win............ LOVE ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 8:07:00 AM
    My dear friend, How "trained" flows from the title "to whistle mutes a question" like a phantom freight. The fourth verse had me reading, re-reading and re-reading. The two lines alone awakened my soul today. xxx's ooo's Kathy

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:38:00 PM
    Lovely ghazal to read just before bedtime, Cyndi, very quiet tone, enjoyed it. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 8:54:00 PM
    i think this was very well crafted...great images throughout....congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Cyndi, so glad to see you out and about and writing---hope you know that I consider your writing skills right at the top!! Congrats Hon!

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 3:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Cindi

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 11:32:00 PM
    nice.. Love ~ SKAT ~