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Afloat On a Lavender Sea

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Afloat On a Lavender Sea

Decades yawn and stretch across the years, traveling up the stairs, around the chairs coiling around the door of one small room that was groomed by the sun of a Saturday afternoon... Floating on a sea of a hardwood floor I'm prone, on my back, on a lavender rug Examining the nail of my left hand thumb hearing you express, that you aced your class I had confessed, to missing you more each day linked only to you, by that ivory phone and a ring on my finger, that bound our love and blinded our eyes to the doubt of youth... Invitations in the mail, and a church on hold There was a cake on order, and a cold hard world You were glued to my ear, I was entrapped by a cord that tugged on the wall, with every word Light from the yard is scored by the blinds but, there on the floor, prone on my back, I'm bound by the cord that tethered our lives Linked to your voice, where love was wound Hovering over the sea of cold hardwood, I had a pillow of shag of a lavender rug The days stretching short and our vows yet untold A cord getting stronger, that time would unfold
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  1. Date: 11/20/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Carrie, congrats, in Charlotte's contest... HUGS

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 6:15:00 PM
    Congratulations carrie

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 7:51:00 PM
    Congrats on the well deserved win. You sweep the reader away in your fine craft. Beautiful :)

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 6:48:00 PM
    I love how you describe that deep connection through a phone line and that feeling of love as if floating on a lavender sea. Congrats, Carrie!

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 7:49:00 AM
    I loved this poem. Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 5:43:00 AM
    So this was for Charlotte's contest too huh? Number one in her book and mine too...Congrats my friend! - Tim

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 5:05:00 AM
    Carrie: Congrats on a beautiful win and loveliest poem. :) G.

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 8:08:00 PM
    Wonderful poetry here Carrie:Love it!

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Carrie--Another beauty of a poem as well as a lovely win...enjoy your weekend! Julie :-)

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 7:24:00 PM
    ahhh the rhythm and the rhyme of it! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 5:01:00 PM
    pulling at the heartstrings here with this one, carrie! such emotion in the lines and beautiful use of language - excellent writing as always! congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 8:21:00 PM
    what a beautiful heartfelt poem...one can picture this one through your images...the young girl in love...now a long distance romance full of promises, now broken... nicely penned Carrie....love this :)

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 2:59:00 PM
    I love this poem, Carrie! The imagery is so well described that I could see the story unfolding as I read this. Great flow to your words, as well. A wonderful piece of poetry!...Thank you so much for the great comments, as always! :)

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 11:29:00 AM
    This setting captured me so strongly. The emotional depth held me for dear life...you have a fascinating heart.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:42:00 PM
    well i have to agree with Tim, Carrie,, this is just amazing poetry,,, i've just entered Charlotte's contest, having read this,, maybe i got it wrong....

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 10:14:00 AM
    Well Carrie, I bet I've commented at least a hundred times on your poems and I just don't know what to say any more without repeating myself so I guess I'll just pick out a favorite line...First line, second line, third line...

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 3:15:00 AM
    A wonderful poem, Carrie! well done!

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 8:20:00 PM
    A very unique poem, with much imagery and sentiment, enjoyed xxx

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Carrie, this is a wonderful poem you have written. I hope it is a win for you....Peter

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 5:28:00 PM
    It is sad and superb. I love your poetry. I do love your poetry. G.