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Darkness Held At Bay

First rays splash lines of love 
across naked bits of detour

dawn's door distracts 
chills of the night dissipate 
and I am free

Free of fight
held hostage ever tight

First rays flash and I see : 

yellow bits of honey dripped
scarlet tanager at play
horizons filling out the day


Darkness held at bay__

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Date: 10/26/2017 5:16:00 PM
this is a lovely poem that you have written. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 10/15/2017 9:14:00 PM
Lovely poem Tim, learned a new word, thanks a lot, enjoyed the rhymes especially, congrats on POTD!
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Date: 9/23/2017 1:38:00 AM
Great!!!
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Date: 9/21/2017 11:14:00 AM
Back to say congrats on POTD, this was so good I wish it was Poem of the 2 Days!!!! LOL
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Date: 9/20/2017 1:26:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD Hugs Eve~`*
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Date: 9/20/2017 10:48:00 AM
Wow, what a brilliant canvas emerges as the "first rays" cast darkness away! Excellent use of color, Tim.
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 PM
Thanks Carolyn, great to see you
Date: 9/20/2017 10:46:00 AM
Hi Tim, a beautiful write expressing the dawning light. Your last stanza is just superb with the 'scarlet tanager at play'-- fantastic and lovely imagery! Congrats on POTD honors, well deserved!
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 PM
Thanks so much Susan
Date: 9/20/2017 9:49:00 AM
Beautiful writing of the dawning! Congratulations!
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:02:00 PM
Thanks...it is a special time
Date: 9/20/2017 8:56:00 AM
Congrats!!! on POTD Tim...god bless...^WW^
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:03:00 PM
Thanks WW...go warriors
Date: 9/20/2017 7:30:00 AM
Love the last 4lines, congratulations for POTD honors my friend...
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:03:00 PM
Thanks for your kindness Charlie
Date: 9/20/2017 7:24:00 AM
Congrats on PotD my friend :)
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Darren White
Date: 9/20/2017 12:18:00 PM
Both are beautiful (your poem and that song).
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:04:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVbhbtkC6rE
Date: 9/20/2017 6:54:00 AM
Congrats on your POTD honor Tim!
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:04:00 PM
Thanks Vijay : )
Date: 9/20/2017 6:41:00 AM
Back to congratulate :) lovely to see this piece here this morning Tim xomo!
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:05:00 PM
Thanks Mo...it was a suprise
Date: 9/20/2017 6:11:00 AM
Congrats on POTD, Tim. It was a joy to begin my day with your poem.
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:06:00 PM
Thanks so much Agnes, I'm smiling now
Date: 9/20/2017 5:41:00 AM
Seeing this as potd makes me SMILE ;-)
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:06:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVbhbtkC6rE
Date: 9/20/2017 4:25:00 AM
- A beautiful poem, Tim - Congratulations with p.o.t.d. ! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:07:00 PM
Thanks A-L
Date: 9/20/2017 3:13:00 AM
Many congrats ON POTD Tim!:-) hugs jan xx
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:07:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVbhbtkC6rE
Date: 9/20/2017 2:15:00 AM
Congrats, Tim! Your pen is on fire lately! Love it
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:08:00 PM
Thanks number 1 poet : )
Date: 9/20/2017 1:47:00 AM
That is the most important of all.... keeping it at bay.
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:08:00 PM
It sure is <3
Date: 9/19/2017 8:15:00 PM
Perfect Tim! A favorite. Very well written ! Filled with hope too. :)
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:09:00 PM
Thank you very much Heidi.
Date: 9/19/2017 6:58:00 PM
This is so lovely, Tim. Especially the imagery in the last half. Loved it.
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:09:00 PM
Thanks Andrea
Date: 9/19/2017 5:16:00 PM
With the last few days of anxiety at night, I sure wish for the day! (or death) Great write
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:10:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVbhbtkC6rE
Date: 9/19/2017 3:40:00 PM
Beautiful.
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:10:00 PM
Thx Dale
Date: 9/19/2017 2:44:00 PM
Such a lovely, well-written piece.
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:11:00 PM
Thanks Thvia, much appreciated
Date: 9/19/2017 2:44:00 PM
Delicious piece of poetry...honey dripped scarlet tanager, bird girl mind blowing line :) xomo
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Tim Smith
Date: 9/20/2017 12:11:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVbhbtkC6rE
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