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Black Bird and Midnight Butterfly

There she sits, a "Black Bird on a wire"
On wings repose "she sings of light"
 "Broken People" gather beneath her 
People who have seen the "Faces of Storm"
Accused, Yet "guilty of innocence"
I become an "Unaware Witness"
"Forever by your side" I will remain
Perhaps you can teach me "the art of understanding"
For you let the "Butterfly Rise" with grace
One of many "miraculous secrets"
After all these years "I am still waiting"
Searching for answers "behind cryptic doors"

I sit in the silence of "Solitude's Embrace"
Leaving me with more "Observations of ponder"
The dark was such a "Seductive Predator"
Why do I feel alone, is it a symptom of "my lacking"?
You my dear Blackbird- you are "Prettiness Defined"
"The Sowing" yours, it defines you.
"Yesterday you were my Garden"
Together we discussed many "painstaking views" 
I remember taking a breath, "bewildered of all you emanate"
"Black Bird on a wire" tell me your secrets!
As I look into your eyes, our "hearts converse"
"I want to know" am I really here?
A"Midnight Butterfly" Beating my wings for you
"Make Love to Me"

Let us fly to the sky, "Discovering Forever"
On our way to "a reachable happiness".


It is done!

Thanks to those who contributed

Mystic Rose
Kim Patrice Nunez
John Lawless
Jan Allison
Broken Wings
M.L. Kiser
Rotten Apple
Catie Lindsey
Debbie Guzzi
Eve Roper
Yanny Widjanarko
Cecilia Macfarlane
Tim Smith
FJ Thomas
Casarah Nance (special honor, part of title!)
Peter Duggan
Olive Eloisa Guillermo
Julia Ward
Eileen Manassian 

Eileen sent a soup mail with her title "Make Love to Me".
Our Queen of Passion was trying to stump me.:0)
I think it adds a bit of ooh la la!






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Date: 6/23/2015 12:08:00 AM
This was an interesting idea for a collaboration and it turned out beautifully. Wish I would have seen this sooner... Well done to all of you!
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Date: 6/20/2015 10:16:00 AM
It turned out splendidly... Finally home from our trip.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/20/2015 12:57:00 PM
Welcome back Tim, I hope it was a great time!
Date: 6/17/2015 9:54:00 AM
It ended beautifully :), glad to recheck on this one, wishing you a great day, hug, yanny
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/17/2015 10:18:00 AM
You as well Yanny!
Date: 6/17/2015 8:17:00 AM
Thanks for coming back to read it John.
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Date: 6/16/2015 11:16:00 PM
Richard, you have taken our "threads" and woven them into a wonderful garment. Great job with a fun idea.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/17/2015 9:16:00 AM
Oops look up above.
Date: 6/15/2015 2:31:00 PM
Terrific lines from lovely poets is this clever concept. Terrific idea for a contest where so many poets would be included, some contributing to so many, wow - a joy to read Richard, smiles after reading again, James :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/16/2015 9:12:00 AM
Thanks for coming back to read it!
Date: 6/15/2015 11:21:00 AM
Wouldn't a Dragon and wise old Grandpa Troll be better?... Sorry... My silliness is coming out today! I liked the image of the midnight butterfly. Wow! Did you ALL work on this one? Very cool write!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/16/2015 9:13:00 AM
Perhaps you are right! Glad you enjoyed our group poem Carol!
Date: 6/15/2015 8:56:00 AM
Richard, =) I am absolutely glad that among the poets here you considered mine.. The poem a wow from start to end...! The titles you've chosen are all appropriate and gives a wow picture! Love the second stanza best! =) I am sorry for being late in replying.. I am so busy these days that I have only a wee time here in Soup and even writing a poem.. =)~Olive Eloisa
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/15/2015 9:07:00 AM
Thanks for making time to visit. Take care.
Date: 6/15/2015 7:55:00 AM
This turned out absolutely wonderful Richard, and could foster an idea for a contest where you could have the poet use their own poem titles to create a similar write like this. This collection is brilliant my friend, thank you for being awesome.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/15/2015 8:42:00 AM
I do have an idea that I will hopefully unveil this week.
Date: 6/14/2015 10:46:00 PM
This poem is outstanding! I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end:) Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/15/2015 7:45:00 AM
Thanks so much Alexis.
Date: 6/14/2015 6:59:00 PM
A well-written one Richard. I have enjoyed this one immensely... Verlena
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2015 10:32:00 PM
Thanks Verlena, I appreciate all the Visits.
Date: 6/14/2015 1:25:00 PM
Richard, its very beautiful thanks for creating this lovely poem for u3
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2015 10:37:00 PM
It was a fun!
Date: 6/14/2015 1:05:00 PM
Thanks, Richard. :) Yes, I was trying to throw you off with that line....trying to see where you could make it fit. It seems Keith isn't too happy with it. Feel free to remove it...BTW...check out Judy Konos' blog about Your Favorite Poet. There is a surprise there for you. Hugs :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 6/14/2015 1:16:00 PM
Keith....no worries. I understand. :) Maybe my title could be followed by what you were referring it. It's all good! Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2015 1:09:00 PM
I wouldn't think of removing it. I enjoyed the challenge and I like the result. Hugs Rick. I am heading out so will check later.
Date: 6/14/2015 10:04:00 AM
I love it, thank you for allowing me to part of it. hugs dear friend eve a favorite
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2015 11:31:00 AM
It was my pleasure Eve.
Date: 6/14/2015 9:35:00 AM
oh dang!! I never got in on it, but let me read it now!! OH MY, now I am wishing i had just made the time to contribute. This ended up a really nice poem!! What a great activity you started, and how neat for Casarah's line to be the title!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2015 11:33:00 AM
I felt a bit like a conductor of an orchestra fortunately I was able to work with talented musicians. Thanks for coming back to read the final draft.
Date: 6/14/2015 4:30:00 AM
You my dear Blackbird - you are "Prettiness Defined".
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2015 8:20:00 AM
I used your first prettiness quote it fit nicely into the second stanza.
Date: 6/14/2015 1:35:00 AM
richard, my problem is that I can't keep up today. I have company and it was all I could do to keep up with contests and comments. I even let my lesson plans go today so that I could clean my house for the company that was coming unexpectedly. I hope to revisit this one later! (I am sure it is super easy if I just sat down and tried!!!) how was YOUR day?
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2015 7:41:00 AM
Great Andrea, thanks for coming back.
Date: 6/14/2015 12:25:00 AM
Hi Richard, thank you for calling my attention into this creative mosaic... and asking me to have a say though I am not really sure... =') ... but here: on our way to "a reachable happiness".. Blessed SUnday!~olive eloisa =')
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2015 7:42:00 AM
Your stamp is now a part of the piece.
Date: 6/13/2015 9:27:00 PM
I love the additions to your creation, Rick, you need to do this more often. Helps us become closer as a team. Even though we are already a loving family.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2015 7:43:00 AM
Thanks for coming back several times.
Date: 6/13/2015 11:44:00 AM
Stopping by to check on this clever concept, smiles. Happy weekend to you Richard, James :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2015 9:16:00 AM
Hi James, the poem is now finished.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/13/2015 4:22:00 PM
Thanks James.
Date: 6/12/2015 9:50:00 PM
Wow such an interesting idea! "Midnight Butterfly" won't you beat your wings for me.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/13/2015 7:45:00 AM
Hi Casarah, I had to modify your message a bit but it became part of the title as well.
Date: 6/12/2015 9:42:00 AM
This is outstanding Richard.... " I want to know"
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/12/2015 10:57:00 AM
Thanks Tim.
Date: 6/12/2015 12:24:00 AM
this is sure an interesting idea you got going on, my friend! I am here too late already! It would take me too long to think what to add!!! But I will check back to see how it progresses.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/12/2015 7:52:00 AM
There is quite a ways to go yet, give it a try! You have a lot of titles to choose from.
Date: 6/11/2015 3:59:00 PM
Discussing the many 'Painstaking Views"? love this idea Rick : )
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Cecilia Macfarlane
Date: 6/11/2015 6:51:00 PM
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/11/2015 6:42:00 PM
Thanks, added one word to mesh it with the previous line.
Date: 6/11/2015 11:36:00 AM
Perhaps, dark was such a "Seductive Predator"
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Yanny Widjanarko
Date: 6/13/2015 8:43:00 AM
Hahaha, I was thought it probably suited in that line too. I amazed how these titles grabbing each other and giving such a breathtaking result as unity. Great job Rick! Hug, Yanny
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/13/2015 8:29:00 AM
Check out where I added your line.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/11/2015 6:38:00 PM
Perfect Yanny thanks for trying again.
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