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Some lives are like a stone quickly skipping over the ponds top, forever tossed.
My life is below the surface trying to reach upward with each breathe lost.
But there is still beauty, deep down here in the great depths below…
For the solitude holds me in its grip as I dwell with what I know.

My occasional trips to the surface leave me vastly wanting more…
Still, my life below the surface doesn’t scare me as it did, once before.
And the breaths will come when given, as my life continues to flow.
True it is dark but beauty lingers, everywhere the currents move below.

At times, the surface reflections seem surreal, as if it’s a place not to go.
Comfort comes more and more to my soul, as the deeper I glide below.
Here I dwell within myself, with words, and thoughts, that carry me along.
Perhaps I have found where I truly belong, as I sing my siren songs.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 8/13/2017 3:22:00 PM
Cool!.....Well done!
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Date: 8/8/2017 5:18:00 PM
I relate with this. Nice piece.
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Date: 7/18/2016 10:49:00 AM
Beautifully written. I personally relate to it a lot, too.
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Date: 7/17/2016 7:57:00 AM
Nicely written - so sad having to accept an unwanted fate. Congrats on your 5th place win in the Your Best contest! Jesse
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Date: 7/16/2016 8:32:00 PM
Carol, a wonderful win. Congratulations and thank you for the support..Skat
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Date: 7/16/2016 7:17:00 PM
dropping back again with my congrats Carol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/16/2016 6:24:00 PM
This makes me need to catch my breath. Beautifully written it is !! Congratulatons!
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Date: 5/1/2016 7:16:00 PM
Carol, Congratulations on your win in Andrea's fave contest. XOX - LINDA
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Date: 4/29/2016 3:42:00 PM
Congrats on your winning work..Enjoyed reading your winner..Sara
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Date: 4/27/2016 11:41:00 AM
wonderful write Carol so so glad you are back here with us:-):-) :-) and it is great to see all poems sharing the podium:-):-) :-) many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/27/2016 10:55:00 AM
carol, a wonderful fave poem! :)-luloo
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Date: 5/24/2015 10:07:00 PM
Hi Carol.. Riveting sight you paint dark as night, belated congrats in SKAT's contest write!
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Date: 5/3/2015 10:36:00 PM
Carol, Congratulations on your win. Thanks for the support. SKAT
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Date: 4/15/2013 9:27:00 PM
Carol, a nice and awesome win... Congratulations with your awesome #1. I love many of Andrea's favorite poems. always~ Good Night* PD
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Date: 4/15/2013 3:00:00 PM
congrats on your winning fave poem, deep indeed, lovely :)
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Date: 4/15/2013 1:41:00 PM
Your siren songs take you to the winners' list, Carol ... Great piece! Congrats on you win
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Date: 4/14/2013 7:42:00 PM
A Huge congratulations, its an outstanding real poem, full of wonderful advices. ..very well deserved. Love Terry xoxo
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Date: 4/14/2013 4:55:00 PM
Your words bring up all sorts of translations. A poem to ponder. Congratulations on your no. 1. Love, Joyce
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Date: 4/14/2013 4:16:00 PM
Very interesting ideas and imagery! Congratulations :)
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Date: 4/14/2013 3:07:00 PM
I think you have a lot of company down their, do you see me? Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 4/14/2013 1:30:00 PM
wonderful write Carol...congrats
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Date: 4/14/2013 11:27:00 AM
I also love this. A great write indeed. Big warm congratulations on your grand win my dear friend Carol. Thanks also for sharing! love/hugs, Leonora
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Date: 4/14/2013 9:59:00 AM
beautiful! congrats on your win!
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Date: 4/14/2013 1:15:00 AM
Hi many congrats Carol, love this xx
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Date: 4/10/2012 6:14:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Gautami's contest Carol. Love, Carol
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