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                     Oh, my love, how I wish...
                   you were here by my side
                  so we could both surrender
                    To this beautiful solitude,
               this peaceful, intoxicating silence
           I'm blissfully lost; killing precious time.
                   Time I wish I could stretch...
                   the length of the Nile River.
               Mute, confused ships can't seem 
       to decide whether they're coming or going
       The sky is slowly changing before my eyes
                   As the cantaloupe melon Sun
            fights to stay afloat over the horizon.
                      Silence is interrupted...
                       by the ebb and flow
             of the faint tides, sweeping time 
                    out of my pristine mind
         crying out your name in hushed tones.
                      We both miss you so.
          As the calm wind sighs and whispers 
                  soft yet incomprehensible
              language into my pleased ears
                     I wish you were here
                   To bask in this soothing 
                  sounds of silence with me



NA the day away Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Lu Loo (Winner: 1st Place)
Submitted on 09/03/2019

Sound of Silence Poetry Contest
Sponsored by John Hamilton (N/A)
Date written and submitted: 07/27/2019




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Date: 9/7/2019 9:06:00 AM
I see you have won, I am not surprised.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 9/7/2019 10:59:00 AM
Thank again, Richard:-) Most appreciated.
Date: 9/7/2019 2:05:00 AM
intense poem, loving, sensual and passionate. All around a poem I adored for its softness and emotion. Great poem dear Edward. Thank you for your participation and congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 9/7/2019 7:44:00 AM
Thank you very much for my placement, Luloo!:-) This is humbling and greatly gratifying!
Date: 8/1/2019 9:00:00 AM
A gorgeous piece. Good luck in the contest.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 8/1/2019 2:36:00 PM
Thank you very much, Richard:-)
Date: 7/31/2019 4:51:00 PM
What can I say except this is beautiful poetry. Perhaps one of your best, though if it were me I'd drop the ing on ebb and flow
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 8/1/2019 2:36:00 PM
Thank you very much, Tommy:-) And you're right, your suggestion reads better. God bless...
Date: 7/31/2019 9:04:00 AM
what a poignant poem laced with beautiful imagery....glad i stopped by to read this one :) Good write!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 7/31/2019 3:10:00 PM
Thank you so much, Sandra:-) Glad you liked the poem!
Date: 7/27/2019 12:43:00 PM
I love the images you created here...especially "of the faint tides, sweeping time out of my pristine mind"
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 7/27/2019 2:25:00 PM
Thank you, Jeanne:-)
Date: 7/27/2019 11:31:00 AM
Superb imagery--excellent write, Edward--all the best.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 7/27/2019 2:25:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay:-)
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Jeanne McGee
Date: 7/27/2019 12:43:00 PM