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As shades of grey overwhelm white clouds, their rain tears begin to pitter and patter, creating a pattern upon my skin. Like a dehydrated petal, I taste their tenderness with the tip of my tongue. A gypsy breeze kisses my skin's shivers, as I gaze at my muddy decaying garden - roses look rusty, but their thorns remain. As my eyes close in silent stillness, I'm lost in a melancholic moment - when I was like a vibrant spring bloom but I wonder why my roots crumbled. Life moves so fast, but some of us struggle to grow. Some images remain forgotten, some promises remain broken, so, I ponder what happened, to those childhood dreams and schemes - when the mind cared not for meaning, only hidden treasures we would find. How many are still searching, how many souls are at peace? How empty is your jar? Reflecting upon those who arrived, hardly any stayed - few left an impression - most left without understanding. Some still live within boxes of my heart, especially those who lifted me when I fell, but there was only a few and I regret the ones I hurt, forgive the ones who caused me pain, but, I shall never forget. We can never escape our past, some of us will never really heal, memories are like lost photos, stored in a dusty album. I awaken from my reverie, as conkers fall at my feet, cracking their spiky shells. A ray of light breaks from a canopy of leaves, reflecting upon my face - I begin to a smile. I can't recall when my bubble floated away, but, I embrace the rain and what it brings. I accept what the winds take with them, because I can feel the warmth of the sun. Become the gardener of your own life.

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Date: 11/20/2020 8:03:00 AM
Btw ... My father (who was a great poet) was published by the renown poet, Dudley Randall. My father was in the American Literary Who's Who List in 2000 by the USA Library Congress. But, my father loved anonymity more that fame. I do too, as well. The best compliment I ever got in life was from my beloved father. He said I was a better poet than he. Love and peace, my brother.
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Silent One
Date: 11/20/2020 8:10:00 AM
that is really amazing my friend.. I prefer to be anonymous too, rather than fame..
Date: 11/20/2020 7:56:00 AM
This beautiful melancholy poem moved me to inner tears, SO. Esp loved the last stanza. Such a heart-true, tenderly penned write. Simple splendid. Love and joy always.
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Silent One
Date: 11/20/2020 8:11:00 AM
Thank you, was a great poem
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Date: 11/20/2020 7:58:00 AM
SO, "19 Hues of Blue" was my modern take on Poe's classic, "The Masque of the Red Death." Ty for your encouraging words always. I might try to get published in the near future. Love and more love always.
Date: 11/3/2020 11:45:00 PM
This is too good Silent One... the way words flow from your magical ink and the impact it creates is awesome. A very good example for your contest. I know I can never ever attempt to write like this, but just tried to attempt... as contests are just interesting, fun and challenging. God bless.
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Date: 11/3/2020 9:29:00 PM
Very evocative! It made me reflect on my own existence... I wish I could write my own ambedo...I will try.
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Date: 11/3/2020 10:35:00 AM
Really whelming. Too tough for me to follow. I will take an attempt, if the time of contest be not over by tomorrow. Blessing
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Date: 11/1/2020 10:28:00 AM
Silent, your poems is truly beautiful and I love the music, an amazing example for your contest, it will be very hard to write anything more beautiful, but I will give it a whirl _Constance
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Silent One
Date: 11/2/2020 7:53:00 AM
I am sure yours will be wonderful, thank you Constance..
Date: 10/30/2020 6:38:00 PM
Thank you for the example. Andrea D. is right - it's not easy to write like this! This is just perfect! And enchanting! I have to read a few times. To my faves.
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Silent One
Date: 11/1/2020 8:41:00 AM
Thank you..
Date: 10/29/2020 4:44:00 AM
Optimism personified in the way of a poem! Bravo! Now I have to excuse myself to look up the word conkers because that part has intrigued me.
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Silent One
Date: 10/29/2020 10:38:00 AM
Conkers are horse chestnuts and people used to play with them a lot, have battles.. but not so popular anymore with all the technology around.. Thank you
Date: 10/28/2020 7:17:00 AM
thanks for this example of ambedo. It won't be easy for me to write like this, but you do it so well!
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Silent One
Date: 10/29/2020 10:38:00 AM
Im sure you will do very well.. thanks
Date: 10/27/2020 4:54:00 AM
These moments of reflection can happen in seconds, yet somehow a raindrop brings them to life, Great write Silent..
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Silent One
Date: 10/27/2020 9:33:00 AM
Thank you Joseph..
Date: 10/27/2020 3:57:00 AM
Wow, this is simply exceptional, SO! A masterwork that sets the bar exceedingly high. Instantly FAVED! I'll try and push through my writer's block and come with something for your fascinating contest.
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Silent One
Date: 10/27/2020 9:34:00 AM
Thank you Edward... Glad you liked it and I hope you can overcome your block..
Date: 10/27/2020 1:47:00 AM
This is one of the best poems I have ever read ever!!! I’m gonna save this for a favorite. The words continue to make me feel the emotional passion every time I read it. So good!!!
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Silent One
Date: 10/27/2020 9:34:00 AM
That is a great compliment Matt.. Very kind of you..
Date: 10/26/2020 8:35:00 PM
Thanks for this wonderful lesson... presented poetically through your awesome style. God bless you.
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Silent One
Date: 10/27/2020 9:35:00 AM
Thank you..
Date: 10/26/2020 5:59:00 PM
Just as well you can't enter the contest - what chance would anyone else have?!
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Silent One
Date: 10/27/2020 9:35:00 AM
I am sure your poem will be so much better than this one.. thank you
Date: 10/26/2020 12:15:00 PM
Oh this is so beautiful. It touched my soul and brought tears to my eyes. Silent One, never grow truly silent, you have a lot to say from your precious heart.
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 2:50:00 PM
You are very kind and I'm glad you felt this poem... Thank you
Date: 10/26/2020 11:26:00 AM
Wow absolutely brilliant. Sad and expressive. I feel like this often.Reading your wonderful poems is an education. I learned another new word thank you.Well done.
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 2:50:00 PM
Thank you Peter
Date: 10/26/2020 6:49:00 AM
I love how your poetry immediately draws me into your world of thoughts and feelings, Silent. Powerful and poignant, I can feel the ache of struggle; the metaphors and introspective contemplation really resonate with me..a fave..beautifully penned! :)
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 9:31:00 AM
Thank you Laura, I think this would resonate with a lot people, because we all do it..
Date: 10/26/2020 4:55:00 AM
Powerful amd thought provoking.. Optimistic yet melancholic... And the Imagery this poem created in my mind is phenomenal. Every line touches the heart. You write so well Silent One. Your muse is amazing. Can I borrow her for some time plz ??
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 9:32:00 AM
Thank you, glad you liked it.. Take her.. she is all yours..
Date: 10/26/2020 4:10:00 AM
... A gypsy breeze kisses my skin's shivers, roses look rusty, as conkers fall at my feet, cracking their spiky shells...love the images. I find acceptance and warmth in your final lines. We cannot change our past but we can embrace the whole of our lives and what we learn along the way. Blessings on this Monday morning!
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 9:33:00 AM
Glad you noticed they gypsy line, I really liked that line.. Wanted to give the impression of a mystical travelling wind.. Thank you
Date: 10/26/2020 3:41:00 AM
Brilliant poetry at its finest, SO, you are amazing:)
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 9:33:00 AM
Thank you for your kind compliment..
Date: 10/25/2020 10:02:00 PM
Your awesome poem is profoundly moving and introspective with with fine imagery that takes one to many places of the heart.
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 9:33:00 AM
Thank you, I believe it is important to write poem that others can feel...
Date: 10/25/2020 5:47:00 PM
wow, you killed it and brought it back to life again, love love love it.
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 9:34:00 AM
Haha, never thought I would hear you use such a phrase... Thank you..
Date: 10/25/2020 4:37:00 PM
On a good day my jar is full of honey,on a bad day my jar is empty,as empty as a dried river.On a good day I spread the honey with all the people I meet..I share my happiness..but on days like this when my jar is empty..I do like you do..I dream..float in a bubble.Feel the.rain,wind..and once again I find myself Just Singing in the rain.Love your poem.It hits home.
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 9:35:00 AM
It depends what is in your jar... Somethings are good to have in the jar, some not so.. The choice is yours... Thank you
Date: 10/25/2020 3:39:00 PM
Few are the poems that truly belong among the classics; this is one of those. When people read for pleasure, your poem is one to treasure, the imagery and how it ebbs and flows. Take care, my friend.
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 9:36:00 AM
That is a most wonderful compliment Bryan.. Thank you so much..
Date: 10/25/2020 3:34:00 PM
Vividly descriptive and deeply thoughtful, soul-searching, with basically positive results, a smile. Janice
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Silent One
Date: 10/26/2020 9:37:00 AM
Thank you Janice...
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