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beads of hope

figmental escapes lifting through the fog of clouded mind my eyes closed momentarily see you in the shadows hands reaching out towards me I linger in the breaking dawn of brighter days to escape the fury of the storm bearing down around us temporary shelter comes in your arms allowing me to sigh a breath of fresh air my fears fall in the shadows against walls then build as sweat beads on worried brows while my fingers stumble across beads of this rosary with lips pressed against the cross as i whisper prayers for one and all in hopes my voice is heard and this fog lifts with this storm

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Date: 5/2/2020 12:47:00 PM
A heavily atmospheric piece, that sees hope on the horizon despite all the gloom that surrounds us. May your faith in God guide you through these uncertain times.
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Date: 4/7/2020 11:35:00 AM
Good morning my friend. This is one of your best. I love your word play and the metaphor of faith. So many wonderful lines expressing the totality of each of us. I especially love your expression of hope in the third stanza. Thank you for sharing this poem with all of us. Congratulations on your win! Blessings.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/7/2020 3:07:00 PM
Yes they are my friend! Prayer is such a powerful weapon against this virus. And, isn't it wonderful, we need no training to use it! Prayers and blessing to you for good health and safety!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/7/2020 2:54:00 PM
wow Thank you Sam... glad you liked this one... my muse is silent more these days but the depths of her thoughts are deep when she does come out of hiding... hugs and blessings
Date: 4/7/2020 8:28:00 AM
A beautiful metaphorical poem, depicting the troublesome times we are living in, Sandra. Fear not...you do your part, and He will see to the rest! ~ Congratulations on placing first in Brian's contest. ~ Hugs // paul
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/7/2020 2:52:00 PM
Thank you so much Paul... they are indeed sad and fearful times... hugs and blessings!
Date: 4/5/2020 3:09:00 PM
Hi Sandra, I agree with the message of your well written write. We must continue to hold on to “ beads of hope” We all should pray in these difficult times:-) Alexis
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:49:00 PM
Thank you so much Alexis... the power of prayer often works wonders... stay safe... hugs and blessings!
Date: 4/5/2020 2:24:00 PM
It is a very anxious brilliant poem that you penned my dear friend - we are being tested and with and by the grace of God, we will fight this evil snake, this thief that wanders unseen, we will fight the good fight with all of our might! Blessings and love dear Sandy - Jennifer.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:48:00 PM
Thank you so much sweet friend... hopefully the fog lifts soon... hugs and blessings!
Date: 4/5/2020 7:48:00 AM
I can feel the deep angst and anxiety in this verse, Sandy, the same emotions we are all feeling right now. It is our faith that will see us through this storm. Keep praying the rosary my friend. Stay safe. Hugs, John
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:45:00 PM
Thank you so much John... one can not help fear the invisible that is sweeping our world... stay safe... hugs and blessings
Date: 4/4/2020 4:23:00 PM
Prayers for one and all with this beautiful verse. I love it and you... God bless you always, dear friend. Love, Gina
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:44:00 PM
Thank you so much Regina... hugs and blessings... stay safe my friend!
Date: 4/4/2020 2:16:00 AM
My fingers also stumble across beads of my rosary.. wonderful prayer.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:44:00 PM
Thank you Eve... stay well... hugs
Date: 4/2/2020 12:18:00 AM
Yes, Sandra, prayerful imagery artfully crafted with thoughts we all share!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:43:00 PM
Thank you James :)
Date: 4/1/2020 7:36:00 AM
a poem we can all relate to sandy lets hope the storm abates and the fog is lifted from our lives, keep clinging to the beads of hope:-) hugs Jan xx
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:43:00 PM
Thank you Jan... one can only hope the fog lifts soon... hugs
Date: 4/1/2020 2:11:00 AM
So profound,, one can feel your emotion as one reads this wonderful poetry..
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:42:00 PM
Thank you Harry... hugs
Date: 3/30/2020 9:28:00 PM
Great emotion and imagery. Hope this fog lifts soon!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:42:00 PM
Thank you Kim...me as well... hugs
Date: 3/30/2020 7:41:00 PM
I am assuming the storm you are speaking of metaphorically is the virus. Beautifully expressed Sandra. Keep safe xxoo
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:42:00 PM
Thank you so much my friend... stay safe... hugs
Date: 3/29/2020 2:30:00 PM
Amen...I stand with YOU
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:41:00 PM
Thank you my friend, stay safe... hugs
Date: 3/29/2020 12:47:00 PM
Such a beautiful write Sandra. I love the wonderful sentiment. I hope that you are well and safe. JC Hawkens
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:41:00 PM
Thank you so much my friend... hugs
Date: 3/28/2020 9:48:00 AM
I see fear in your poem... You express the angst in your own unique style... Never lose hope
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:40:00 PM
how can one not fear the invisible … hugs
Date: 3/28/2020 6:44:00 AM
Such a beautiful piece Sandy, so elegant words to hold our attention spellbound. Blessings and hugs, Gordon
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:40:00 PM
Thank you Gordon... hugs
Date: 3/27/2020 8:30:00 PM
such a beautiful way you have of depicting this ,Sandy. Love the comparison of rosary beads to sweat beads on his brows.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:39:00 PM
aww thanks Andrea :) hugs
Date: 3/27/2020 4:08:00 PM
Hope is the life preserver we cling to in the tempest, prayer the sturdy rope that connects us to the boat. Thanks for sharing both dear Sandra, you have lifted my spirits today. Hugs
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:39:00 PM
Thank you so much John... hugs
Date: 3/27/2020 9:47:00 AM
Keep clinging to those beads of hope my friend, for without hope, we have nothing. This was beautiful Sandy
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:38:00 PM
Thank you Chris... hugs
Date: 3/27/2020 8:04:00 AM
Your voice will be heard my friend..and the fog will lift..you speak for all..beautiful sentiments, Sandy.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:38:00 PM
I sure hope so my friend.... hugs
Date: 3/27/2020 5:38:00 AM
Flowing like a calm river your poem dearest, Sandra. So smooth and touching your words invites one to swim along! Excellently done ! Hugs xxx
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Sandra Adams
Date: 4/6/2020 9:38:00 PM
Thank you so much my friend... hugs and blessings XoXo