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I close my weary eyes I quake and tremble The meaning of life losing its hold, Losing its wonder In this magnifying, mystifying Sadness Where is the river, Where is the ocean To drown these sorrows... The dry formations in this barren land stay tall, Pools holding life drying in the dinosaur wasteland I am bones... I am bones sinking in the waterless chalk I keep these eyes shut To hide inside my meditations My ears have grown accustomed to the silence, And sensitive to the drops of tears They dry too quickly, For the sun is against the moisture And all for the fossilization of my soul Where is the river? Where is the ocean... I do not ask with hope- I am too ancient to beg for miracles To dream, yet, too long I have slept I ask on account of who I once was, A land so lush and plentiful See now only the dryest thrive I am bones on the brink of history... The elements have claimed me Life will return elsewhere I am become by the rock and the sun

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Date: 1/28/2016 11:58:00 AM
Flowing words emanating the tender peace of a calm slow running river. Thanks for this brilliant share. "I keep these eyes shut To hide inside my meditations My ears have grown accustomed to the silence, And sensitive to the drops of tears" Epic.... So epic
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Date: 1/23/2016 9:45:00 PM
Entropy has engulfed this mortals flesh... but the spirit is forever with the bard... You will "become ...the sun". Very nice flow. Toni O.
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Date: 12/31/2015 9:59:00 PM
Laura, the first stanza is my life and then you slay me with "Where is the river, Where is the ocean To drown these sorrows". There is no river or ocean big enough. Thank you for making my day with this unbelievable introspect on loneliness. ~Kilmer~
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 1/1/2016 9:22:00 PM
I know what you mean, Mister Kilmer. I'm glad to make your day! You're a special poet in my life. Happy New Years darling! ~Laura
Date: 12/31/2015 9:08:00 PM
This appears to be the other side of Ozymandius. I can only hope that the river of life will nourish your soul in the coming year. I seem to be writing drivel lately, but a little humor might be good for a laugh.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 1/1/2016 9:19:00 PM
I love your humor, Dukey Duke. ^-^ Thanks for reading and, of course, your sweetness. Happy New Year.~Laura
Date: 12/31/2015 9:12:00 AM
The hardening of emotions in the lonely desert of the soul, very well portrayed here, Laura. Great write.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 1/1/2016 9:18:00 PM
Thanks James... glad you got to read this one. I felt desolate that day, surrounded by Arizona dry country : ) The rock formations there are marvelous.~Laura
Date: 12/31/2015 2:50:00 AM
When I breathe in these words of desperate purpose, my heart feels the pining ache for sublime experience...it makes me see and feel as if I'm an aged, dignified and desolate eagle in a final flight to behold the purest soul Laura. Let them wonder not why I cherish you, and why I know you are a truly great Poetess...J.A.B.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 12/31/2015 3:00:00 AM
My heartaches of despair are soothed by your beauty and your magic with words, Justin. No one touches me like you do, everyone should know and feel that touch...~Laura
Date: 12/30/2015 5:33:00 PM
A gorgeous introspective with an imaginative, unique pen. All the Best in the New Year, Lots Of Love Armand.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 12/30/2015 9:58:00 PM
Thanks, Armand for the encouraging words and the new years wishes. Hope your year was a good one. Always, Laura
Date: 12/30/2015 4:08:00 PM
Laura, no one leaves me wanting more of the same poem, as you do. I love the line, I am too ancient to beg for miracles........ Can you imagine that line alone's unique... No wonder Ruben on the bottom fav'ed the poem......Happy New Year ~LINDA~
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 12/30/2015 9:57:00 PM
Thank you PD!!!! (: That's my favorite line as well. . Going to visit your page; I've a lot to catch up on! Always, Laura
Date: 12/30/2015 4:42:00 AM
Missed you too, my dear. Trying to catch up with my reads and so I'll just be back for more on your page. Btw, lovely avatar. hugs!
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 12/30/2015 9:56:00 PM
<3 Will be visiting your page as well. And thank you! (: ~Laura
Date: 12/30/2015 4:22:00 AM
Deep, introspective write, Laura. Great metaphors. So many fab lines. Can't help but feel that your words suit us older people... :-). 7 and fav. hugs!
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 12/30/2015 4:38:00 AM
Kim!!! I've missed you... It's great to hear from you.. "us older people?" Hmm.. dunno what you mean by that, but sometimes the sorrow that hits me makes me feel ancient as dust. ~Laura
Date: 12/29/2015 4:22:00 PM
This poem has great atmospheric qualities. It imparts a really acute primordial feel to the whole poem. Nicely done, Laura! My very best regards and warmest wishes for the New Year! :-) john
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 12/29/2015 9:53:00 PM
John! Great to hear from you. Glad the poem felt primordial and atmospheric. Twas my aim indeed. <3 ~Laura
Date: 12/29/2015 4:18:00 PM
A fabulous journey into ones self. just lovely
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 12/29/2015 9:51:00 PM
Hey Tim. Thank you for your visit. Hope you're having a lovely time so far as the end of the year comes around. If I remember correctly, you live in England, so stay warm!<3~Laura
Date: 12/29/2015 4:07:00 PM
Spectacular write my dear , very deep ..great one as always...Enjoyed reading it...Happy new year and hugs / / :) dalia
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 12/29/2015 9:50:00 PM
Hope your year of 2016 is full of blessings and fun! Glad your enjoyed. ~Laura