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CLEOPATRA AND HER CONFIDENTE

Mythological ruthless Cleopatra Larger than life in 30 B.C. Her Achilles’ heel being Mark Antony His untimely death too much to bear Solitarily confined in her mausoleum Desperately recluse with her royal asp Her only sanctioned confidente Sole witness to her feverish distress Through a night ever dark and bitter Raging with unbearable emptiness Kiss me Take me In an embrace of death Royal prince of the Nile I give myself wholeheartedly With consummate abandon Kiss my eyes closed Let me drift into a deep sleep As you expedite me to my lover Where we shall reign again United in the afterlife Submitted on April 28, 2018, for contest ASP sponsored by ANTHONY SLAUSEN - RANKED 7TH

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Date: 5/8/2018 5:09:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Enjoyed.
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Date: 5/8/2018 10:20:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. Much appreciated.
Date: 5/8/2018 8:45:00 AM
Such a great poem, Line, and I love the theatrical and romantic way you have her beg for death to be with her lover. Congratulations on your fine win. Hugs, Sandra
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Line Gauthier
Date: 5/8/2018 8:57:00 AM
Thank you so much, Sandra. Most appreciated.
Date: 5/8/2018 1:05:00 AM
Congratulations,Line on your win. You took the theme to a great level.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 5/8/2018 1:06:00 AM
Thanks, Subimal. Most appreciated.
Date: 5/7/2018 11:31:00 PM
Well done, Line, a very well deserved win.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 5/8/2018 1:06:00 AM
Thanks, Eve. Much appreciated.
Date: 5/7/2018 8:05:00 PM
Great take on the subject of the asp with your Egyptian slant, Line! Congrats on your win :)
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Line Gauthier
Date: 5/7/2018 9:12:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely visit and comment, Laura. Much appreciated.
Date: 5/7/2018 7:53:00 PM
I love all the different poems about the Asp. Love this: Kiss my eyes closed Let me drift into a deep sleep. Congratulations, Line!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 5/7/2018 9:12:00 PM
Thanks, Kim, for your much appreciated visit and comment.
Date: 4/29/2018 5:22:00 AM
Good luck in the contest, Line. To my brain and eyes, and heart, you have won top honors if not the cup with this beautiful, well-stated poem. I love all things Ancient Egyptian. Especially the ba and the ka.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/29/2018 7:09:00 AM
Thanks, Caren. Indeed the Egyptian culture is mysterious and amazing.
Date: 4/28/2018 6:16:00 PM
Great way to take that challenge. Cleopatra immediately came to my mind. I would try to do a humorous one for this sponsor but it's one of those contests I couldn't win. I guess if something comes to my mind, I will at least try. You sure got a good poem from doing it!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/28/2018 6:20:00 PM
You have plenty of time to come up with something brilliant, Andrea. Thanks for your visit.
Date: 4/28/2018 6:02:00 PM
Cleo was better off without him...x
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/28/2018 6:22:00 PM
O Leanne - someone should have told her! Thanks for your visit. LOL
Date: 4/28/2018 5:08:00 PM
Was such a pleasure to read this work of art, Line!! " Amazing take on Cleopatra and her undying love for Mark Anthony".. Amazing writing Line..
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/28/2018 5:35:00 PM
Thank you so much, Robertina. A most appreciated visit and comment.
Date: 4/28/2018 2:25:00 PM
Oooh, I like this twist on the tale of Cleopatra, having her beg to be released from the confines of earthly life so she could join her beloved. Excellent writing, Line! Wishing you success in the contest. Hugs, Carolyn
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/28/2018 3:13:00 PM
Thank you so much for your lovely visit and comment, Carolyn. Much appreciated.
Date: 4/28/2018 1:41:00 PM
They loved each other and death wouldn’t keep them apart!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/28/2018 2:08:00 PM
That is right, Kim. Thanks for your visit and comment.