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As I Lose Myself

With fanciful thoughts swarming like locusts, When my mind runs bizarre, I look for a quiet spot To sit and jot them down, not bothering if they ring or rhyme At times, like gurgling streams, so noisy, they flow. Or like dew drops, gently moistening the grass, They come and quietly settle, on the white surface. Unable to be imprisoned within The structured frame of a song, My thoughts, at times, take wings and fly, Like Aladdin’s magic carpet. They carry me along to lands unknown And regions never travelled! As we fly, we watch from above the magic tapestry Of sculptured rocks, green arcades and silvery streams And lose in the beauty of this spinning globe, So amazing to view The ride being so pleasant, soon the elements dissolve And time runs out. I even forget, I do exist Ascending higher and higher, with a rare lightness of being, On wings so weightless, the world of truth fades completely out, Until like a thistledown so weightless I float along with clouds, Propelled by the buoyancy of the air. Looking from those alien shores, At times I catch a glimpse of Heaven, Beyond the far rims of the horizon. Then my soul leaps in such exquisite rapture And my unuttered thoughts burst into a song! Nov. 29.2022 2022 . Marathon Mile.26. Poetry Contest Sponsor- Mark Toney

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Date: 11/30/2022 12:44:00 PM
Another incredible write sweet Valsa, I love "Then my soul leaps in exquisite rapture And my unuttered thoughts burst into a song!" BEAUTIFUL!! I love this!! :) <3
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Date: 11/29/2022 10:45:00 AM
Valsa, this poem literally "leaps in...rapture!" Truly a joyful song of songs to sing "riding on magic tapestry." I am mesmerized by the flight of your soul as you "catch a glimpse of Heaven." This is so inspiring in gentleness! Thank you for this flight of grace my dear friend! Congratulations!!! Blessings. Am fastening my seat belt for another take-off as I re-read this wonderful poem!
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Date: 11/29/2022 10:44:00 AM
So wonderful, Valsa!
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Date: 11/29/2022 9:52:00 AM
Nice Valsa! Congratulations on your win! :)
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Date: 11/29/2022 8:43:00 AM
I sense what you are saying, as often after mystical meditation, it takes time to get back in my body. You speak of spiritual baptism, of ones approaching the All Perfect, All Loving. I think that heaven you see is the unknowable heaven, when one stands on the mount of bless, looking off, and all one sees is wonderfully incomprehensible. Really a fascinating write. Thank you for sharing.
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Date: 11/29/2022 8:13:00 AM
Congratulations on your contest win, Valsa. Your splendid metaphors conveyed wonderful feelings throughout your poem. Blessings my friend.
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Date: 11/29/2022 5:52:00 AM
A delightful feeling to fly on the wings of your imagination. Splendid write as always, Valsa. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 11/29/2022 5:30:00 AM
- I would like a magic carpet like that, and fly free ... - Congratulations on your great 5th place in the contest, Valsa :) -
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Date: 11/29/2022 5:22:00 AM
You write wonderful poetry. Well done on the win.
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Date: 11/29/2022 4:16:00 AM
Congratulations on this faith based winning work in Brian's contest. Way to go. Thanks for sharing, Sara
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Date: 11/29/2022 3:55:00 AM
"I even forget, I do exist" - True poet. Beautifully written. Congratulations!
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Date: 11/28/2022 11:53:00 PM
It does us good sometimes to just close our eyes and let our minds take flight. We can shut out all the gloom of the world and retreat within ourselves to find that inner peace. Great writing Valsa. Tom
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Date: 11/28/2022 9:15:00 PM
Wow! Simply astounding poetry, Valsa, I was soaring up with you there:) brilliant:)
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Date: 11/28/2022 8:09:00 PM
You have transformed the act of writing into a veritable magic carpet ride! Valsa George: The 'a's' are for 'adventure!' Excelsior!
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