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Black Diamonds

The fell beast crouches where the light’s gone dim An empty pedestal without its prize to display. One could mark the path so grim; to study how the white glow fades and dies Protectors could not help you hold the flame to multitudes of darkness that conspired. Extinguished by the poisoned rain of shame that swallowed every trace of your lost fire. Deep vacant stare that highlights your skull’s grin Your empty room the light of dawn does mock Yet does it smolder, hidden depths within? Or gone like frightened mice before the hawk Yet something snarls atop your earthly throne Black diamonds gleam where your soul once shone 8/9/16

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Date: 8/16/2016 8:15:00 AM
Congrats well done great poem xxx
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/16/2016 2:00:00 PM
Thanks, Wendy!
Date: 8/16/2016 6:51:00 AM
An eerie and captivating piece!! Congrats Tom, for your placement in the contest!! ;-)
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/16/2016 2:00:00 PM
Thank you, Teddy!
Date: 8/15/2016 11:34:00 AM
terrific, tom.. my warm congrats!..huggs
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/15/2016 11:41:00 AM
Thanks, Nette!
Date: 8/14/2016 6:17:00 PM
This is great! I tend to enjoy the darker tinted writes, and this one was right up my alley. Beautiful phrasing and vivid imagery. Very well done, sir. -G
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/15/2016 11:42:00 AM
Thank you, Mr. Burglar!
Date: 8/13/2016 1:36:00 PM
Superb!...congrats!!! on win Tom...god bless...^WW^
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/13/2016 4:53:00 PM
Thanks WW!
Date: 8/13/2016 9:35:00 AM
Congrats on your placement xxx
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/13/2016 4:53:00 PM
Thanks Wendy!
Date: 8/13/2016 3:26:00 AM
Tom, congrats on your placement in the contest! :)-luloo
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/13/2016 4:54:00 PM
Thanks Laura!
Date: 8/12/2016 6:23:00 PM
Congratulations Tom on the placement of the contest
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/12/2016 6:37:00 PM
Thank you, Nayda! Fun contest!
Date: 8/12/2016 4:16:00 PM
Dropping back with congrats Tom - that pic really spooks me !!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/12/2016 6:37:00 PM
Whoops comment jumped--thanks, Jan!
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/12/2016 4:17:00 PM
Thank you, Alexis!
Date: 8/12/2016 3:40:00 AM
Spooky pic and such dark imagery - unique take on the black diamonds theme good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Tom Quigley
Date: 8/12/2016 12:13:00 PM
Thanks, Jan!