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I Can Only Dream for so Long

When the earth came to me, I was just a sweet and tender young girl. Falling in love, in the sweet heart of summer, always seemed like the right thing. What I am supposed to do. What feels right. To meet him, under the honey dripping palms of Charleston, or to see him, hiking through the dense jungle of roaring trees in Roanoke. To smell him oh boy, that smell, that sun-ripe, peach marmalade, smell. Home. Yet I can only dream of it. Of his cherry pie like good mornings, and of his moon glow goodbyes. I can only dream of his heart, his smooth, warm, heartbeat. I feel like I could jump rope with his heartbeat keeping perfect rhythm. Yet I dare to dream. I dare to feel and to love. And honey, oh sweet honey, my love, I can only dare to dream of you. Your perfect head and calloused fingers, because you, you are only a dream. A dream that has yet to come true.

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Date: 2/24/2019 1:02:00 PM
how beautiful! Congrats on winning the prize I am offering. check your soupmail for details. Congrats and thank you for your participation! -luloo
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Sherilynn Kucharek
Date: 3/6/2019 1:22:00 AM
I know others are wondering and I'm just going to say it, The rules stated that the 10 words listed were to be used in the poem. I'm sorry, but you didn't have even one. The fact that you placed was not fair to others, surely you would want someone to do right by you if it were different. And lu loo I have sent you soup mail asking very politely how this happened but you ignored me. Don't make rules and then judge completely ignoring your own rules. Not cool!
Date: 2/22/2019 9:15:00 PM
Enjoyable read ??
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Date: 2/22/2019 11:29:00 AM
A powerful poem, congrats.
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Date: 2/10/2019 8:57:00 PM
Rory, I am wanting to grab ahold and run through your dreams with you. This is so delightful, and tasty for a poem! Welcome to Poetry Soup. I hope you like it here.
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