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Eternal Breath

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Eternal Breath


Your eyes closed in sleep eternal, a once beating heart still.
Enduring each day’s morn, I shall suffer all my days until
I draw in my last breath and reunite with you in the stars,
to bathe in your caress once more, draped in silvery twill.  

Oh, divine moon shall direct my steps on the trodden path
of heartache and spare me another lashing by death’s wrath
in the loneliest dark of night. As restless sleep comes, I dream
of heavenly breezes and the finality of time’s aftermath. 

Without your presence, each heavy-laden day brings moments 
of despair and flashes of blissful memories. Tearful laments   
rise to Heaven and flood the ears of paradise in joyous 
praise. The angels’ rejoice for you sparking my selfish torment. 

Eternal breath, I beg for your welcomed visit. The hardened 
earth no longer spins and cannot absorb my tears. Please, pardon
me, oh Lord. Release me from sorrow’s shackles. How I long    
for the freedom to once again dance in true love’s garden.              




By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, 11/10/13
for Gail Angel Doyle's Eternal Breath Contest

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  1. Date: 11/30/2013 7:50:00 AM
    Beautiful. I feel like I am reading a classic from one of the masters. Congrats on a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 4:06:00 AM
    many congrats on your top spot Rhonda love it xx

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 9:36:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Rhonda

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 8:22:00 PM
    Beautiful.....congratulations

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:58:00 PM
    very moving poem Rhonda...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Hi Rhonda, , that is awesome how everyone got a first place... Now that's a fun loving way of saying. Back Off all you haters, it's my contest and I do and enjoy what I want. Love Gail, for that.... Every poem I read was beautiful so far.... ~Hugs & Congratulations with your "Eternal Breath" awesome win... Always ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 2:31:00 PM
    - Eternal Breath Contest: Sponsored by: Gail Angel Doyle - A contest that was at least for me a deep theme. - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM, VERY SKILLED WRITTEN!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:53:00 AM
    Rhonda, your style is so beautifully classical in this poem and beautiful.

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:18:00 AM
    Enlightening & gripping lines. It's good to read your work again! Great job!

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Beautiful beyond words Rhonda . I know this feeling very well. Good luck in the contest ,a winner!!!! Anne

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 11:07:00 PM
    This is so beautiful, you have written a very spectacular write my friend! I truly enjoyed reading this tremendous poem this evening, a gorgeous piece here Rhonda! What a glorious poem, Great Work!!