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Olympus Opium

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Olympus Opium

tears fall from the eyes of a broken soul
lost without her mate of choice the shrunken soul

ask for the truth of the lie to be revealed.
From beyond, the Sufi whispers to the forsaken soul

 frantic like a child without bottle
she to the machine has become the token soul.

Asked if her pride could bear the truth behind lies
 she questioned the worth of pride to a stricken soul

and prepared to swallow the pill of truth. 
summoning the mauve star of the Aladdin soul

truth blinded her eye and buckled her knee 
causing her tongue to cleanse her awaken soul.

All has become enlighten to this new humble spirit
while I, Taylor, splinter an impious dormant African soul ! 

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  1. Date: 11/16/2013 2:38:00 PM
    Way to go with this winning work..Congrats ...Sara

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Mark, Congratulations, on your 'Take the Leap' win............ LOVE ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:25:00 PM
    Mark, lovely ghazal, nicely set in a timeless battle, congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 3:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Mark

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:53:00 PM
    you did a great job with this form...love your images within this piece...nice write...congrats on your win :)