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Dread

The song that feigns to be a slave in deed To mourn the life that ousts the face of peace That sad bells peal with tears of those who grieve And bow their heads to those who fear to cease To choose the weight of ton and gloom of ache To lay in watch to mark the clock rush slow The pang of rail, the strike of steel to take With one foot in the pit of grave song's woe The sun has but to trade the dark to light But lost and fixed its loft clings far too high As cold and cloud has barred its melt from sight To hold this heart with bleak sad chill to cry Bound and caged it pens its last sad good bye To spare this soul of dread to spurn or die! September 29, 2019

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Date: 12/16/2019 5:35:00 PM
This is a great sonnet Lonna congrats on another win!
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Lonna Blodgett
Date: 12/16/2019 7:44:00 PM
Thank you for the opportunity and kind words. Lonna
Date: 10/1/2019 7:01:00 AM
This is so good, congratson your win.;0)
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Lonna Blodgett
Date: 10/1/2019 9:56:00 PM
Thanks friend. Your words are always a welcome. Lonna
Date: 10/1/2019 12:48:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing your talent. God bless you.
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Lonna Blodgett
Date: 10/1/2019 9:55:00 PM
Thanks Beata. You are kind Lonna
Date: 9/30/2019 6:15:00 PM
I am glad that I was afforded the time to reread your exceptionally well-worded masterpiece, prior to placing, resulting in a higher placement with my extended courtesies to 3rd Place ~ Aloha always William
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Lonna Blodgett
Date: 10/1/2019 9:55:00 PM
Thank you so much William. Great contest in which my muse worked very hard. Lonna
Date: 9/29/2019 8:17:00 PM
glad to see you entered this contest, an outstanding entry dear poet...good luck
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Lonna Blodgett
Date: 10/1/2019 9:53:00 PM
Thanks again Frederic! Lonna
Date: 9/29/2019 7:24:00 PM
Very well crafted Lonna, GL in the Contest..
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Lonna Blodgett
Date: 10/1/2019 9:52:00 PM
Thank you Joseph. Appreciate your thoughts. Lonna
Date: 9/29/2019 4:26:00 PM
Wow !! What a summation in those last two lines. I've read it 4 times and find each line written in a strong voice. "To reach this heart of bleak and chill that cries"... imploring to the heart and mind. Love this !!!
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Lonna Blodgett
Date: 9/30/2019 10:05:00 AM
Thanks so much Debra. I am so glad you enjoyed it. If you have a moment I have edited it again. Lonna
Date: 9/29/2019 4:25:00 PM
This was a difficult challenge. You have written a wonderful poem in response to a difficult prompt!
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Lonna Blodgett
Date: 9/30/2019 10:04:00 AM
Thank you Caren! I have since edited to create some clarity. See what you think. Lonna