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Old Wounds

Composed, the image taunts, then fades
with memories quite undefined
returning nights, upon the shade
when clocks are wound, and sun reclines

When weariness is not enough
to let thoughts steep, to sweep the doubts
the darkest ghosts, upon the cliffs
return as if I've searched them out

Appearing with unspoken words
to pull the quilt from tender bones
to race the heart, and pace the halls
and magnify what 's come and gone
For in the dark, the voice is shrill
and clearer than the sun's recall

I've pulled apart a scab disturbed
as if it were an angry wound
and somewhere in the distant world
a part of me has never healed

By light of day, I shake my fist,
they will not get the best of me
Yet hovering within the mist
with sunlight slipping down the trees
I'll brush my hair, ignoring ghosts
to welcome sleep, becoming lost


9/25/14  For Giorgio's Contest: Iambic Pentameter
By Carrie Richards


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  1. Date: 10/1/2014 1:54:00 AM

    Carrie, congratulations on your victory and nicely constructed Iambic composition. I look forward to see you participating in my next contest. G.
  1. Date: 9/30/2014 11:52:00 AM

    very powerful write Carrie many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 9/30/2014 7:40:00 AM

    Wow! I enjoyed reading this powerful and descriptive poem ~ Congratulations on your win in the contest!
  1. Date: 9/30/2014 7:04:00 AM

    Congratulations of a fine win, well deserved.
  1. Date: 9/30/2014 6:14:00 AM

    Dropping back with my congratulations Carrie. I'm glad to see this powerful poem won.
  1. Date: 9/30/2014 5:40:00 AM

    Expressed with depthof feelings, congrats on the win, Carrie
  1. Date: 9/29/2014 2:48:00 PM

    YYYOOOUUU AARREE SSOOOO TALENTED! I would wish you luck for the don't need it.
  1. Date: 9/29/2014 7:44:00 AM

    this is truly remarkable, such depth of feeling,,,your words strike home here to me,,,
  1. Date: 9/26/2014 11:05:00 PM

    I love this. Good luck in the contest. This is difficult for me. Love and prayers, Gina
  1. Date: 9/26/2014 7:18:00 PM

    Good luck Carrie! Light & love
  1. Date: 9/25/2014 8:39:00 PM

    Wow Carrie this is powerful poem. Really nicely done. I hope this is fictional for your sake.