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I know you're out there I can hear you ... typing, rat-a-tat-tat I echo it, but place with intent each finger-step just SO each notion a necklace of keystrokes individually-knotted pearlescent beauties, round ... ~ I squeeze my mind of chaos, tamped and blessed Thoughts gossamer, these tapestries I've pressed 'Tween leaves of crimped reprieves, if dispossessed ~ I scream without a face my voice of subtle silence howling windward I scratch messages on cell walls my red breath burnt with the truth of negligence exquisite sculptures ... the words dripping like stigmata Madonna's bloody tears, each precious ... ~ I place these golden dreams in phrased bequests Bright dazzled shining gems of hearts expressed Adorned with tender odes to thrum their breasts ~ How do SUCH ears not hear? How can such breath-embezzling eyes not capture?!? Should your own gray matter dance a-tongue its metallic tang of truth would be lost I would BEG you hate me ... with every fibre but that is not love's opposite THAT demon is the monster called 'Indifference' ... ~ I knot the rope wrapped 'round my throat, aware That you and yours are pleased to kick the chair Is there naught ONE poetic soul ... should care?? ~ ~ 1st Place ~ in the "Does Anyone Care" Poetry Contest, Emile Pinet, Judge & Sponsor.

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Date: 3/26/2020 11:52:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. I love your line, "That you and yours are pleased to kick the chair." So sad, people do this all the time to each other. Enjoy your win, enjoy day.......
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Date: 3/23/2020 10:13:00 AM
My friend, yet again you have crafted such exceptional poetry. This one truly awes me in it depth.style, flow and beauty. A true jewel an a great fav too.
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Date: 3/23/2020 5:17:00 AM
We must all hang together lest we all hang alone. Great job Greg
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Date: 3/22/2020 9:04:00 PM
Greg, such an amazing write of raw emotions. So happy to see this reach #1 in the hands of a tough, but very intelligent judge, congrats!. P.S. My earlier comments didn't take into account the real possibilities you were writing a fictional account or writing on behalf of another person. Hope I wasn't too far off base. Just wanted you to know I care. Hats off! John
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Date: 3/22/2020 8:20:00 PM
You have OUTDONE yourself on this amazing spectacular offering well worthy of your trophy win Greg! This marvel goes straight into my Faves! Congratulations on your Trophy! xxoo
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Date: 3/22/2020 8:19:00 PM
Magnificent write and deserving of first place, Greg:-) Heartiest congratulations!
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Date: 3/22/2020 12:40:00 PM
A wonderful deep poem, well worth 1st. placement my friend, Emile.
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Date: 3/19/2020 6:18:00 PM
Hello Gregory R. Barden, there are a lot of poets out there that cares. You have friends here Gregory, Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 3/19/2020 5:51:00 PM
I'll neither shake the fist nor kick the chair / but shed the noose, inviting you sit there / and spin your tales in verse. For yes, I care. I love your talent to channel such raw emotion into such pearlescent beauties, Greg. I appreciate the hybrid of free verse and the monorhymed IP tristich. Always amazed at your genius. ~ John
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Date: 3/19/2020 12:59:00 PM
Great entry Gregory, best wishes...
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