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In A Perfect World

My palette is encrusted with
all the dried wishes
of yesterday's expectations -
where strokes of genius and folly
were first born in a fresh
       imagination ...

My canvas, overlaid with realities
correcting unfinished pieces of dreams
that were once so perfect - so beautiful
that nothing else     would ever do;

expectations sketched with
a once steady hand     until
one day, I stood back,
embraced reality     and
the priceless gifts of

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  1. Date: 2/12/2016 7:54:00 PM

    Excellent metaphor used in here in your fine poem, Craig. Another great piece :)
  1. Date: 2/12/2016 6:50:00 PM

    Well done, she will love this. BG
  1. Date: 2/12/2016 6:23:00 PM

    I see the elements of a deep introspective write here. Meaningful images, graceful lines, elegance in chosen words, wisdom gained. Pure poetry...
  1. Date: 2/12/2016 1:34:00 PM

    I think this is what Catie is looking for... (did you read her blog?). "The priceless gifts of/imperfection"!! <-- I love these lines! Best of luck in the contest, Craig!
  1. Date: 2/12/2016 12:17:00 PM

    Oh well said.
  1. Date: 2/12/2016 11:59:00 AM

    A7. Beautiful work.