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Hanging By A Thread




I’m on the verge of losing everything as lashing tears are thrashing ‘gainst the night and mournful notes of black rose petals sing from wells so deep they’ve never seen the light. My come to Jesus moment on my knees, I’m at your mercy in my darkest hour. In desperation hear my prayers and pleas, the moody gloom surrounding me is dour. These thorny thoughts of you won’t let me loose and breathing is a fight I might not win. High hopes and dreams in broken promise noose from rope of human nature and of sin. In woeful rhythm beaten heart does beat ~ my blood does sing the blues of your deceit. May 5, 2018 Beautiful Sadness Poetry Contest Sponsor: John Hamilton

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Date: 5/13/2018 12:55:00 PM
Oh my sane twin ....what can I say( well we know I can say quite a lot lol) this is truly so beautiful my friend! Not one who is overly religious I do find this so much more then I say ....yes I do occasionally become awestruck! Lol! You have out done yourself I must say! Great great write and I still have not forgotten the soup mail! Lol!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/15/2018 10:23:00 AM
Oh my dear, mad and crazy, shimmy-up-and-down-the-totem-pole-can't-help-but-be-tired, twin, lol, HAPPY BELATED MOTHER's DAY to you too! :)))))) I hold your beautiful, endearing comments and silly nuttiness in my very deepest appreciation. Thank you for always bring heartfelt smiles and laughter to me and to my page, my mad twin. Love and hugs, your silly but somewhat sane shimmy sister twin.. :)
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 5/13/2018 12:56:00 PM
Your right these darn boxes are way too small!;) I have become rather slow with all that shimming up that totem lol! I will be on today I hope! Don't catch me lying! But I will try and my dear twin Happy Mothers Day! Have a great one! Your mad twin
Date: 5/13/2018 12:16:00 PM
The first stanza sets the theme of hope in the dark hours of despair...Well wriitten Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/15/2018 10:14:00 AM
Joseph, I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for the wonderful kindness of your comments and the delight of your visit.. Warmest wishes always, my friend. ~Susan
Date: 5/8/2018 12:05:00 PM
So sorrowful, a beautiful sonnet. My favorite, "mournful notes of black rose petals sing" touches my withered heart.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/8/2018 9:20:00 PM
Oh Alesia, the essence of your endearing comments touch my heart. I wish your withered heart to be in bloom again, my friend. Thank you for your beautiful kindness and I've missed your presence here. Warmest wishes always. ~Susan
Date: 5/7/2018 7:42:00 PM
A classic write that will stand the test of time, loved this sad sonnet of tragic love and betrayal, very well done!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/8/2018 9:22:00 PM
John, your visits are always a joy and your wonderful and genuine comments are always deeply appreciated. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my sonnet.. I hope all is well with you and yours, my friend.. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 5/7/2018 6:16:00 PM
Such a classy write Susan, loved it :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/8/2018 9:12:00 PM
Thank you, Gary, for your beautiful comment and your kind visit. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 5/7/2018 7:22:00 AM
Wonderful sonnet, executed in brilliant style. Perfect flow, great depth, clear message and solid gold closing lines! This is a truly superb and masterful sonnet my friend.. A fav..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/8/2018 9:30:00 PM
My wonderful friend, Robert, thank you for your generous appreciation of my sonnet. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poetic offering. I relish your wonderfully kind thoughts that you share, along with the encouragement and support you so freely give. You are a genuine poetry friend that I treasure. Many thanks for the fav as well, kind sir.. Warmest wishes always. ~Susan
Date: 5/6/2018 10:54:00 PM
High-camp blues, plaintively penned... Don't go dashing yourself against any altars now, you hear!! ~ Gershon
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/8/2018 9:37:00 PM
Gershon, I truly appreciate how you light up my poetry page with your wonderful presence and how your comments make me smile. Thank you for both the charm and wit you bestow with your kind sentiments.. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 5/6/2018 2:02:00 PM
As a capable writer you totally immerse yourself in the troubled waters of the subject of this poem, Susan. Deceit and broken dreams instill pain and feelings of helplessness. For many, hanging on to fragile sanity could be too much to achieve...that thread could easily snap! ~ A round of applause for the perfect form, too! ~ warm regards // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/8/2018 9:10:00 PM
Yes, Paul, you have astutely assessed my poem to a tee :)) Under trying circumstances, hanging on to fragile sanity can be like hanging by a tenuous thread - a very unstable situation for sure.. Thank you for your perceptive comments and for lighting up my page with your wonderful presence, my dear friend. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 5/6/2018 8:11:00 AM
"and mournful notes of black rose petals sing from wells so deep they’ve never seen the light', I absolutely love those two lines, as I do your whole poem Susan. Beautiful and intense. I read somewhere that "the mirror of a man's heart is his actions" When I read your poem it reminded me of that quote. A definite fave for me....Maria xxx
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/8/2018 8:57:00 PM
p.s. I hope you rec'd my emails in response to yours.. :) xoxox
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/8/2018 8:56:00 PM
Thank you, my dearest friend, Maria.. I apologize for the delay in responding to your beautiful comments of appreciation - the busy-ness of my life has taken me away from PS more than I'd like lately.. I love the quote you so eloquently used in your comments, I agree with you and I would add that 'actions speak louder than words', as well.. I relish your lovely thoughts and your inspiring friendship always. Many thanks as well for the fav, lovely lady.. Warmest wishes. ~Susan xox
Date: 5/6/2018 8:05:00 AM
A well written and moving sonnet, Susan, I could feel the emotion in this. I really enjoy reading your sonnets, my friend, they never disappoint. Best wishes. John
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/6/2018 9:20:00 AM
Hi John, thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts with me and spending time with my poetry. I'm so glad you could feel the emotion, I was hoping this poem would be impactful.. Your visit and your kindness is such a delight, my wonderful friend! Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 5/6/2018 5:43:00 AM
By the thread you are...I hope it's your imagination...for it sounds real...Happy to see you...for the vibe has changed so much...I'm beginning to miss poets like you...standing with you where ever you may be...All the best Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/6/2018 9:16:00 AM
Hello my dear friend, Arturo! Yes, it is from my imagination that is fueled by the trials and tribulations of life (sometimes but not always necessarily my own.. lol!), spiced up with drama and melancholy. I'm just enjoying writing turbulent, sad stuff lately.. I'm so glad this poem moved you, mon ami :)) Thank you for standing with me and for your thoughtful and beautiful comments. They always mean the world to me.. Warmest wishes as I stand with you as well. ~Susan
Date: 5/5/2018 9:11:00 PM
Your poems flow beautifully, Susan...You have mastered yet another one...Very well done...Warm wishes...Charlie
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/5/2018 9:39:00 PM
Charlie, your beautiful comments reflect the warmth that I feel resides in your heart and soul. Thank you for your kindness and for sharing your lovely thoughts with me. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 5/5/2018 8:07:00 PM
wow, emotive and very beautifully written, dear.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/5/2018 9:34:00 PM
Andrea, you uplift and inspire me with your beautiful comments. Thank you for your kindness, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 5/5/2018 2:22:00 PM
Wow Susan. This is a very powerful poem. I can feel it. Well written and expressed :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/5/2018 3:04:00 PM
Heidi, it's so great to see you! I relish your powerful comments and fully appreciate your visit and your time spent with my poem. Thank you and warmest wishes, my friend. ~Susan
Date: 5/5/2018 12:35:00 PM
Such beautiful and inspiring creativity, Susan... Very moving poem, as it moved me.. Brava!! All the best to you!!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/5/2018 3:00:00 PM
Robertina, I'm elated that the emotions expressed in my poem moved you.. and many thank you's for sharing your wonderful thought with me, your lovely comments are deeply appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 5/5/2018 11:13:00 AM
Susan, there is no greater folly than to try to be reasonable about love.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/5/2018 11:24:00 AM
Indeed! Such sage words I do agree with, Carlos. I relish your beautifully insightful thoughts and your visit is a delight! Warmest wishes. ~Susan