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Chalice of the Night- Reality or Illusion

Thirst! Thirst! Scorching thirst! What a terrible night! From head to groin From hip to tip, Fire rages. My entrails shriek and crackle, As twigs in a forest fire. My nostrils flare, With the reeking smell of burnt flesh. My tongue and gullet, Melt like plastic on exposure to heat. Like a hornbill, I thirst for a drop of water. Wow! Before me is poised a chalice, Full to the brim With scarlet, bubbling liquid As elixir, suddenly lowered from Heaven! Extending my hands to hold it And drawing it close to lips Oh! How I missed it by a whisker! By what magic By what vanishing trick From my chalice of the night, The wine drained out Leaving not even the lees What terrible betrayal! Its dry emptiness Stared at me I felt myself gyrating in darkness Was it a dream or an illusion? Reality or fantasy? 21. Jan. 2022 The Chalice of Night Poetry Contest Sponsor- Chantelle Ann Cooke

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Date: 1/23/2022 5:53:00 AM
What an intense poem, really stupendous, I see remarkable poetic talent in this write Valsa. Hugs and blessings, Jennfer.
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Date: 1/21/2022 5:52:00 PM
Your imagination creates a tortured image, where not even a drop of hope is left. Wow!
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Date: 1/21/2022 8:41:00 PM
True.... badly betrayed with no hope left ! Thanks Kim.
Date: 1/21/2022 2:00:00 PM
I can feel one's angst and total desperation to get out of this nightmarish scenario! Some people might have even experienced a dream to this degree in real life. It's powerful and beautifully penned Valsa!...ab **Just a footnote: I've been to Cochin several times and have seen these very unusual and interesting large fishing nets set up right on the shore. Real interesting and unique.***
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Date: 1/21/2022 8:40:00 PM
It is nice to know that you have been to our land many a time... ! Did you come as a tourist or with some other purpose....? Glad that you enjoyed the fishing here. Thanks for your great comment !
Date: 1/21/2022 1:55:00 PM
Valsa, This poem excels in evoking strong feelings. Enjoyed. Blessings ~ Debra
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Date: 1/21/2022 8:34:00 PM
Debra... very nice of you ! Thanks for your comment and blessings !
Date: 1/21/2022 10:07:00 AM
Perhaps you were Shakespeare's muse in a previous life? Enjoyed!
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Date: 1/21/2022 8:33:00 PM
Who knows.....!! :) This is indeed a great compliment ! Thanks a lot Rico....
Date: 1/21/2022 5:38:00 AM
Valsa, This is an incredible poem, and I enjoy it. Following a period of great suffering, you found yourself on the path to inspiration. It hits a personal chord with me. Please accept my warmest regards.
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Date: 1/21/2022 8:31:00 PM
Thanks a lot Lasaad for your great words ! I am so glad you enjoyed it !
Date: 1/21/2022 5:33:00 AM
Dream or illusion does not matter--your imagery brings the chalice to fore in this splendidly emotive write. Heavenly power extending hand to quench a perturbed night. Wonderfully evoked, Valsa. Win BIG my friend.
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Date: 1/21/2022 8:20:00 PM
Thank you so much Vijay ! To be frank.... I have no clear idea of what the Contest has meant by 'Chalice of Night' !
Date: 1/21/2022 2:08:00 AM
For a moment I thought you were describing my last week's woes, but then you veered to the inspiration. Great ideas. Best for a win. Blessings.
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Date: 1/21/2022 2:41:00 AM
Ha... ha ! So you underwent so much of distress last week. Hope you are back to full fitness... Thanks for your interesting comment dear friend .