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Emptiness

I am full Of emptiness I long for longing Crave contentment The insensate pain Of intangible touch Indecipherable ciphers Choreographed madness Craggy comfort Of blunt condolence The decorum of anarchy Deserted crowds, social solitude Miles given to intercept steps At the dawn of abundance I see only bones of ghosts Whose meager admonishment I forgot to unlearn Unredeemed And unrepentant I am in love With loneliness. 9/20/19

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Date: 5/23/2020 10:11:00 PM
Wow, Michelle. Your first three lines are real attention grabbers and your last two lines wrap up your poem in a very memorable way. Love it!
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Date: 5/19/2020 1:28:00 AM
Your "10 Poems That Define Me" list alludes to the source of this write, and its significance in your life. Your dichotomies and oxymorons do a great job of painting the darkness and your search for the light. So many excellent word pairings, and you often have a wonderful way of packing a lot of meaning into your last two lines. Well done!
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Date: 2/6/2020 10:16:00 PM
Congratulations! Nice poem
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Date: 1/7/2020 10:19:00 PM
Blessings and congrats on your win in John's contest, Michelle - keep on writing, my friend, and thank you for sharing. Blessings! :o) <3
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Date: 1/5/2020 3:40:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 1/5/2020 1:49:00 PM
Lovely free verse Michelle, very clever descriptors used, I loved the wordplay and unique opposite word combinations, made this a very intriguing write, congrats on a fine win in my best of 2019 contest!
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Date: 1/5/2020 1:45:00 PM
Congratulations on your win!;)
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Date: 12/2/2019 4:05:00 AM
Choreographed madness ...One of the best things in the world. Kind wishes, Kai
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Date: 11/20/2019 5:58:00 PM
Congrats on your win Michelle
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Date: 11/20/2019 3:45:00 PM
Michelle congratulations on your win in my writing challenge with this wonderful write. I love loneliness too for that is when I write my best!
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Date: 10/13/2019 8:28:00 AM
This is powerfully written! The way you started off the poem with, "I am full" is very impactful to the message of finding comfort in and being in love with loneliness. I feel the same way.
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Date: 10/13/2019 4:55:00 PM
Adding to favs.
Date: 10/1/2019 9:56:00 AM
I'm reading this again and again 'cause it is amazing. How you paired all those contrasting things and made them harmonize. "I long for longing" may be my favorite--but it is hard to choose!
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Date: 9/22/2019 1:38:00 AM
It certainly makes for some potent poetry. Well done.hugs Rick.
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Date: 9/20/2019 7:45:00 PM
this is really interesting, Michelle. I love the contrasts here of love and loneliness, being full (of emtiness) etc. I kind of relate to this one because I am basically a loner who goes to movies by myself and just hangs out in emails, Soup and my tv shows. However, I am not lonely. So that was strange to me how you said "in love with loneliness" Wonderfully done.
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Date: 9/20/2019 7:00:00 PM
Wow Michelle, this is so impressive! I feel that so many poets can relate to this, past and present. Beautifully penned. If for the contest it is certain to shine! : ) xxoo
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Date: 9/20/2019 4:07:00 PM
Funny. You have described me to a 'T.' And that admission -- 'I am in love with loneliness' -- hurts more than most people can imagine. Thanks, Michelle. ~ gw
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