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Can Still Hold You

In this closet darkness pervades, the door has been locked from the inside. Curled in the corner, eyes shut, she remains. Unseen demons there await outside in the moon light. Flowers dance while sweet music plays as lithesome images pass through her mind, her dreams laid bare this long lonely day, all of the fantasies she'll never find. Beneath closed eyelids her golden prince rescues her from endless darkness. I have no golden armor, yet my arms can still hold you.
04/19/2018 For BW's "It's All About Four" Poetry Contest

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Date: 5/4/2018 9:14:00 AM
Wow James what a journey you took us on...great imagery and full of hope at the end...so tender and thoughtful...I enjoyed immensely!!
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James Inman
Date: 5/4/2018 9:56:00 AM
Thanks John.
Date: 5/1/2018 8:22:00 PM
James, beautiful heartfelt imagery {:~) congratulations on your placement Hugs Eve ~`*
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James Inman
Date: 5/2/2018 11:05:00 AM
Thank you Eve.
Date: 4/30/2018 7:24:00 AM
From darkness to light, this is magical in that it takes the reader on a journey of illumination. Congrats on your placement.
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James Inman
Date: 4/30/2018 7:37:00 AM
Thanks for your visit and great comment Phil.
Date: 4/29/2018 5:48:00 PM
oh my, this is such a sad heart wrenching poem, Ralph. VEry well crafted. Congrats for your fine win. And thanks for recent comments on my poetry.
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James Inman
Date: 4/29/2018 6:19:00 PM
Hi Andrea, it's been interesting to read the different interpretations of this write. Thank you for joining in.
Date: 4/29/2018 4:29:00 PM
Sad and deep, and so well-written, James. Congratulations on your fine placement in the contest. Sandra
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James Inman
Date: 4/29/2018 6:16:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by Sandra. Always a pleasure.
Date: 4/29/2018 1:24:00 PM
Congrats, James! A mix between something sinister and a dream.
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James Inman
Date: 4/29/2018 4:11:00 PM
Yes, the darkness inside of her perhaps. Thank you Kim.
Date: 4/29/2018 11:17:00 AM
Who does not want to be held in a strong embrace? She was holding out for a hero and he has arrived at last. Well done James.
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James Inman
Date: 4/29/2018 4:08:00 PM
If only heroes were that easy to come by Jean. Thanks.
Date: 4/29/2018 8:53:00 AM
James, CONGRATULATIONS on your win in my contest with this emotional poem. As a child that withdrew from life and lived in my head for most of my childhood, I can relate to this very much. Well done !
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James Inman
Date: 4/29/2018 9:26:00 AM
Hi BW, Thank you for hosting this wonderful contest. I just finished reading all of your entries and there were some beautiful writes. Thank you again.
Date: 4/29/2018 2:02:00 AM
An awesome take on the contest, a very gentle expression can only come from a caring person. Enjoyed this. :)
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James Inman
Date: 4/29/2018 8:04:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words Susan.
Date: 4/28/2018 11:08:00 PM
Congrats on your win, James. Well done.
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James Inman
Date: 4/29/2018 8:04:00 AM
Thank you Line.
Date: 4/28/2018 6:54:00 PM
It is amazing what a child does to cope with protecting herself/himself and how that transfers into adulthood. To be able to offer love and understanding and an embrace that loves and protects rather than harms, is the bravest and kindest of hearts...and in a sense the character strength of a true Hero.
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James Inman
Date: 4/28/2018 9:40:00 PM
What an absolutely beautiful comment Leanne, thank you.
Date: 4/25/2018 8:49:00 PM
Very revealing and tender, I love the bottom two lines,
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James Inman
Date: 4/26/2018 12:54:00 AM
I love to hear the different interpretations a poem elicits in the comments, thank you.
Date: 4/21/2018 11:31:00 AM
Wow, this is beautifully expressed.
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James Inman
Date: 4/21/2018 1:57:00 PM
Thank you Richard
Date: 4/19/2018 9:35:00 AM
I hope her fream will come true and she will find her knight. Excellent write, James. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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James Inman
Date: 4/19/2018 9:41:00 AM
Thank you TJ. This one is meant to have many interpretations. It should be interesting to see the comments.