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Goodbye, My Child

Where cradled canyons sing Of ebony wood in the forest There lies a gurgling spring Where cockcrows sing their chorus To the melody of singsong birds There I’ve concealed my sensuous words Filled with befitted signs The saccharine whiff of my designs Come to me my mortal youth To the wild realm of your truth Where nymphs and gnomes abound For the earth is filled with weeping And only your tears be found Where the fogs of night are fountains Spills of glistened moon ignite By distant silhouette mountains We dance with passion of fight Entwining ancient stance Mingling hand in hand we dance Till the mountains smile on high Near and far we spring To pursue the realest of dreams While the world cries at its seams Anxious in trouble to cling Come to me my mortal youth To the wild realm of your truth Where nymphs and gnomes abound For the earth is filled with weeping And only your tears be found To where the ridges merry make From the beaks of wooden bright In sparkly pools the ghouls awake That scarce to stir our night We watch for seekers down under Muttering secrets in their soul We bid them lucks of shivers Dipping gently in From reeds that hide a tear of a foal Under the gentle rivers Come to me my mortal youth To the wild realm of your truth Where nymphs and gnomes abound For the earth is filled with weeping And only your tears be found Far away she shall ever churn The taciturn eyed She’ll listen no more to turn To the working mills beside Or the scrubbing of the barn May peace weave in her song She shall wave in the yarn To a haven known as Belong Come to me my mortal youth To the wild realm of your truth Where nymphs and gnomes abound For the earth is filled with weeping And only your tears be found For she comes, the mortal youth To the wild realm of her truth Where nymphs and gnomes abound For the earth is filled with weeping And only her tears be found

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Date: 5/27/2013 9:40:00 PM
This is by far the best poem I have read so far on this site and the first I've been compelled to comment on. A perfect score of 7 does not do this poem justice. Your diction is superb and the line "come to me my mortal youth" haunts me every time I read it. Simply put - a beautiful piece worthy of publication
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Date: 2/27/2013 5:58:00 AM
This is an epic piece...its going to my favs
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Date: 2/26/2013 7:54:00 AM
great job
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Date: 2/22/2013 2:26:00 AM
Good work I enjoyed your writing very much, just my type of poem!! :) GypsyofEssence
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/22/2013 6:50:00 PM
Thank you sooo much. 8) ~Laura
Date: 2/15/2013 5:39:00 AM
Laura : just amazing !!! - Well done! .... Hope you had a romantic Valentine's day. - - Have a beautiful weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/22/2013 6:50:00 PM
Aww, thanks Anne. You are so uplifting! ~Laura
Date: 2/14/2013 3:34:00 AM
amazing poertry, Laura, so soul searching, and sincere..i really do love this...
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/22/2013 6:49:00 PM
I am glad my poem touched you in that way. It is very fulfilling to write for others. Lots of love your way my friend. ~Laura
Date: 2/12/2013 12:32:00 PM
love it mate blown away your words well crafted thankyou for coments on mine hope you well xxx davidscott
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/22/2013 6:48:00 PM
Thanks David, you a marvelous poet. Can't wait to read some more of yours. ~Laura
Date: 2/11/2013 8:42:00 PM
Hello Laura, your poem took me into the enigma of your mind.. What might sound like a dramatic deep morbid beginning for the deep opening image, is actually strangely beautiful. you had me at grip with your mortal youth, and tears. Like Andrea, I am adding you as a favorite poet, IF NOT ALREADY. I will also read this poem again, and share it with my sister, Whom is here to visit me. Adding the poem to my favorite list *as well* I can't wait to bother your other poems.:-) teeheehee. xox~LINDA
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/11/2013 8:54:00 PM
Your comment was ever uplifting. Thanks so much for the support, Linda. Beautiful avatar by the way. :)
Date: 2/11/2013 5:40:00 PM
wow, this is fantastical, Laura. Luv how you kept repeating key lines and how this makes me feel my desire for imagination and youth. I was about to leave Soup for the night and saw your recent comment to me. Glad you read that one about my year 2000, when things started to change for me. That was a fantastic year and I wish I could almost freeze time there, except then I would not have written so many more poems!! Luv, Andrea. ps. am faving you for a poet. CAn't believe I have not done it yet.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/11/2013 5:43:00 PM
Andrea, you are most kind. . .I appreciate your visits and your comments. You have gotten so far, have written so many wonders--I can't wait to read more from you! ~Laura