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Fear's Flame

She cried somber tears with each sad suicide attempt, 
      delirious due to drunkenness as dying is what she dreamt.
Each catastrophe callus, ungrateful for her creation, 
                adversity was always her anguish; no aid in alleviation. 
Lessoning of love became her lockdown and lamentation,
   troubles with temptation became her final tribulation. 

        Worried was I when she was wistful and full of woe,
unconsolable and unglued taken down by the undertow. 
     Battered and broken she began to breathe in black,
               living life just to make up for the love she did lack. 
Her pain was so pitiful so a purple leather bag she did pack,
      in her autobiography she wrote anecdotes of addiction’s attack.

     She fought the farewell fever not knowing death wouldn’t free,
her melancholic and morose life of mania and misery.
I reminisce and feel regret for the ruby red blood she radiated, 
        contentedness was never common, coerced by chaos she created. 
Sorrowfully stuck, in solitude in sadness she was saturated,
      even though she was my hero it was herself she habitually hated.  

        So I sit here in seclusion and am sentenced to a life of shame…
        forgiveness can’t be found when ignited by fear’s forever flame. 

March 31, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 4/3/2018 11:12:00 PM
Back with well deserved congrats, Laura.
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Date: 4/3/2018 9:53:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Laura, excellent alliteration. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 4/3/2018 3:14:00 PM
Congrats on your winning poem, Laura. Very emotive poem.
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Date: 4/2/2018 7:11:00 PM
Congratulations, Luloo, on your win! A very emotional write on a difficult subject. Amazing imagery and I loved the way you used alliteration. Best, Judy
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Date: 4/2/2018 8:40:00 AM
Congrats, Luloo, on your so sad poem! Hugs...Kim
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Date: 4/1/2018 7:05:00 PM
A beautifully sad and touching poem Laura, so masterfully written with poignant imagery and alliteration. Congratulations on your fantastic win! Warmest wishes..
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Date: 4/1/2018 6:42:00 PM
Fear makes prisoners of is all. Great writing. Many congrats on your placement, Laura Loo
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Date: 4/1/2018 3:25:00 PM
- The winners are named and it was great to see your poem on the winning list - Congratulations, Laura :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/1/2018 2:49:00 PM
A touching poem that is sad, especially when you know people who have been in this situation... Nice light use of alliteration Laura.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest...
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Date: 3/31/2018 9:27:00 PM
This so touched my heart! I can't begin to understand but I do know pain and there is so much here. There is also love. Respecting other people's choices is hard when it also effects us. Excellent write, so sad.
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Date: 3/31/2018 6:48:00 PM
This made my heart ache. Thoughts of suicide only brushed me lightly once. The last to go is the will to live, and dark oblivion was all I saw, as all my belief in something more had vanished. So terrifyingly alone. How you must have suffered writing this.
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Date: 3/31/2018 5:14:00 PM
Nice use of alliteration in your sad poem. Congrats on your win, luloo.
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Date: 3/31/2018 3:38:00 PM
Certainly, correct...once stuck in fear's forever flame...Nice poetry...All the best Laura
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