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Embraces shatter, leaving timeless stories,

Wrapped in butterfly nets, tied with velvet ribbons.

Tangled cob webs and ghost blankets.

Restless feelings and Kodak moments.


Wasting into forever,

Alone, rotting in the pantry.

Forgotten happiness, buried by sorrows,

Telling tomorrow, yesterday’s lies.


A hollow soul searching for absent pieces,

Going nowhere, tires spinning in mud.

Falling from grace,

Finding no one to catch you.


Reaching out, clutching entirely on air.

Clouds of fog slide between fingertips,

Walking through mist, traveling over quicksand,

Trying to find light during a Midnight Sun.


A solitary fragment in a sea of glass.

Hearing the sound of silence for the first time.

The empty feeling unarrival brings,

Knowing abandonment.

~Brenda Chiri 6/16/2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 7/23/2018 9:56:00 AM
Congrats on your top placement. Well done.
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Date: 7/5/2018 12:17:00 PM
Beautifully written. Tugs at the heart!!!
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Date: 6/25/2018 8:12:00 PM
This is an awesome well-written poem about abandonment!! I am impressed at your poetry. Congratulations on your #1 win! Well done. A fave.
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Date: 6/25/2018 7:33:00 PM
"telling tomorrow yesterday's lies"..Very well done Leilei. This one made me check the patch on the hole in my soul....Congrats on your placement in the contest
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Date: 6/24/2018 8:11:00 AM
Such a brilliant and heartfelt write it is, you have certainly describes the emotions or the state of abandon really beautifully, many congratulations on your first position in the contest, good luck and have a nice day
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Date: 6/24/2018 5:24:00 AM
Fabulous description well deserving of a gold medal win, Leilei. Congrats.
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Date: 6/24/2018 2:55:00 AM
Fantastic, beautifully written, deserving win, regards, Kevin x
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Date: 6/23/2018 11:59:00 PM
Congratulations on your smiling WIN ... Susan is very right in the assessment ... a deep and lovely poem ...
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Date: 6/23/2018 8:39:00 PM
Congratulations ,Leilei, on a great win. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 6/23/2018 8:35:00 PM
Returning with BIG congratulations for your shining trophy win Leilei! I knew your beautifully sad poem possessed that striking emotional quality that allows it to be very deeply felt rather than just simply read. I'm so happy for your win with this spectacular and soulful poem. A fav! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/16/2018 6:06:00 PM
Wow! This poem reaches in deep with bitter poignancy and wraps itself around my heart like ' tangled cob webs and ghost blankets'. Your poem can't help but be felt Leilei. So many amazing lines of striking emotional imagery! A deep and beautifully sad write. Best wishes for a win! ~Susan
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Leilei Brooks
Date: 6/19/2018 3:31:00 PM
Thank you for your beautifully insightful comments! I'm overwhelmed by your sweet wishes! Thanks again :)
Date: 6/16/2018 3:27:00 PM
Amazing poem this is! Very well expressed Leilei! :)
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Leilei Brooks
Date: 6/16/2018 3:46:00 PM
Thank you so much!