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Amid the Jagged Shadows

"Amid the jagged shadows of mossy leafless boughs; " Samuel Taylor Coleridge I sat, in total solitude, Having let the mundane world to itself, Laughing at its own meaninglessness, Boasting about itself in all pomposity And pretending to be as polite and tolerant To itself as it has pretended to be to me! I sat, and listened to birds chirping, To crickets singing, And to frogs lamenting! I even imagined a wolf howling at the moon And shivered as the wind caressed the bare parts of my body! In this solitude, I sat and let the tears pour, Letting the flow burn my face As if it were acid being thrust in the ocean! Pray, the world have I tried to love To it have I bared my soul Into it have I even planted a little bit of myself As, Such lay in those dreams Gifted to me by the skies! But the world has showed me that my place Shall never be in its midst! The world is made for people who lust for its Illusions and I, Cracked mirror, will only end up shattered in its midst, Laughed at and ridiculed By those who can fit in its essence! My place remains elsewhere, Somewhere which my soul would guide me to Maybe there where the moon shall not be reflected in still waters There where there shall be no pen and no poetry There where life is still, there where I shall feel At last, That peace and that anchorage which I have been searching for! Pray, amid the jagged shadows of mossy leafless boughs I let my tears pour from my soul As I picked up a pair of scissors And cut the ties I had built with the world! I cut everything, the bonding, the sharing, the memories, The pleasures, the pains, the laughter, the warmth, The love, the friendship, the musical chemistry which Played itself for us, Why, I cut everything, Then, I wiped my tears and said to the shadows, That life can be lived in solo! Date written: 1st Dec 2019 Writing Challenge 3, November - Any Form Sponsor, Dear Heart - Wisshkobi Ode

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Date: 12/5/2019 6:27:00 PM
Anoucheka congratulations on your win in my writing challenge with this beautiful poem!
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Date: 12/4/2019 12:43:00 PM
- Congratulations so much on your winning poem, Anoucheka :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/4/2019 4:25:00 AM
Your words seep deep into the psyche Anoucheka, taking me on a sentimental journey into darker days. This is wonderfully composed. Congratulations on your wonderful win! xxoo
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Date: 12/3/2019 8:35:00 PM
Congrats on your winning poem Anoucheka
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Date: 12/3/2019 12:01:00 PM
Congratulations on your top win!;)
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Date: 12/1/2019 12:40:00 PM
Well written Anoucheka Thanks for sharing this and best of luck in the contest
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