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Cold War

A series of hello’s, and only that; We are each other’s familiar stranger. Those glances ***** yet unsuspecting, My soul begins to wonder- My thoughts, they dance and wander. A careful denial to a careless disregard; Surrounded by a wall t’was built amiss. A trap in a non-existent black hole A suffocating sorrow- A melancholic hollow. Your deep-set eyes and glimmering iris Don’t miss the warm facade Of a beautiful countenance But a sombrous ghost I long to know- My curious and subtle soul. Your perfect golden smile, And then, presto, it’s gone. The mystery of your avoidance And the dreaded war of silence- The war that’s non-existent. Oblivion is no excuse to ignore each other’s presence But still confined for decades Behind the walls we put up For our souls to only converse in silence As we are a series of hello’s and only that.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/14/2015 7:58:00 PM
Cherie, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Cheri Teng
Date: 10/27/2015 3:39:00 PM
thank you, A! i only got around now to reading all of the comments. I wish to be your new poet friend, too. I hope to learn more from you. :)
Date: 3/12/2015 6:56:00 PM
Beautiful kabayan! Intrigued about that stranger with the lovely smile? I give you a 7! Welcome to PoetrySoup Cherie! PD has already expressed the things I want to convey...Enjoy a cup of soup each day! HUgs! :) Kim
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Cheri Teng
Date: 10/27/2015 3:42:00 PM
Thanks, kabayan Kim. Cheers to more poets from our nation! :)
Date: 3/8/2015 5:29:00 AM
Cherie,, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun in this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST in hopes it inspires you in some way. I will enjoy following you and your poetry:) As I hope one day you will follow and give me a few poetry pointers. We're Lucky To Have you. Enjoy 2015, with your New Poet Friend! @-> LINDA <-@
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Cheri Teng
Date: 10/27/2015 3:45:00 PM
Thanks, Linda! I indeed am having fun! I am also hoping I could get insights from you in the future. Let's learn from each other, then. ~x