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awaiting my ascension

barren skinned and abandoned I sought  my
redemption-
for loneliness was my zenith, the utmost distance 
from symphonies of tomorrow's love

resonating fear guided me downward toward
all things that my youth used to murmur-
echoes of quiescent constellations call out to
me and I am left nude…
descending downward into a bounty of loss;
the staircase awaits my good intentions as my
racing heart knows not what has been left for 
me to conquer

like a chrysalis, my porcelain skin protects my
heart from what is and what is to come-
enchanted by life’s astounding contradictions, 
I lead none other but myself into cascades of
lachrymose forgotten moments

for I have been placed amongst those who 
suffer more than me,
it breaks me when children weep, sisters die-
so, now I walk treading remorsefully so that I
can forgive those who wronged me;
the wrongs I have extended need to be 
released into the starlit sky we call a marvel

for I am descending downward into a bounty
of loss,
barren skinned and abandoned-
                 awaiting my resplendent ascension



October 16, 2019
John Lawless
NUDE - descending a staircase Poetry Contest

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Date: 10/23/2019 2:39:00 PM
Congrats Laura on having this remarkable poem recognized in John's premium contest, a testament to your talent!
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Date: 10/23/2019 6:19:00 AM
This is amazing Lu Loo, congrats on your win .
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Date: 10/22/2019 7:26:00 PM
and in the end we all stand naked.....a very unique take on the theme, beautifully done. Thanks for entering the contest
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Date: 10/19/2019 11:56:00 AM
to me this one speaks from your heart and i can feel this one, the sadness, the beauty, the you shining through...i think this one will do well...exquisite write...i love this :) hugs
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Date: 10/16/2019 10:54:00 AM
Very meditative as many are your poems. And enjoyable reading.
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