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In A Darkened Attic Room

In A Darkened Attic Room

In attic room, one window tightly shut,
Dwells broken heart hidden from future pain.
Bare as a savage brute's empty hut-
Condemned to no hope, no future, no gain.

Where rests such perilous fear darkness reigns;-
Shattered dreams give rise to dark illusions.
Hope rejected brings on its most wicked stains,
Evil held, births its blackest conclusions.

Grown in decay until nothing remains,
Yet sad hope is better than none at all.
True love waits the bliss it always contains,
Treasures gifted, one only has to call.

If one ray of love's light but filters in
Love brings life and its promises again.

Robert J. Lindley, 1-30-2016

Syllables Per Line:	
10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables:	140
Total # Lines:	18 (Including empty lines)
Words with (syllables) counted programmatically:	
Total # Words: 103

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Date: 6/15/2016 10:48:00 AM
Robert, thank you for the winning write.... skat
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Date: 6/13/2016 8:21:00 AM
Congrats Robert, for your placement with this picturesque piece!! ;-)
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Date: 6/12/2016 7:10:00 PM
beautiful sonnet, many congrats on the win Robert
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Date: 6/12/2016 5:29:00 PM
THANKS MY FRIENDS... Very trying times for my family. I saw the contest and immediately thought of that poem.. Very happy FOR THAT PIECE to have placed.....
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Date: 6/12/2016 4:56:00 PM
It's so good to see you here today and on the winners list with your sonnet, Robert. I hope you are having a good day, and I congratulate you for a job well done.
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Date: 2/10/2016 6:25:00 PM
This is beautiful Robert, but so very sad...dream shattering! Luckily not all hope is long as that flickers not all is lost! #7 Regards, my friend. // paul
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Date: 2/9/2016 4:17:00 PM
I love the validity of the message: just a single ray of light can kindle hope. Your poem radiates truth, Robert, and is rendered in lovely poetic form. Thank you for sharing it.
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Date: 2/3/2016 2:14:00 AM
An awesome sonnet, Robert. I love these heartbreaking, beautiful writes of yours. A7 and fave's. "Shattered dreams give rise to dark illusions" - wonderful line which I can relate to. T.J
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Date: 1/31/2016 5:48:00 PM
Dear, Robert. This is such a heart wrenching sonnet packed with intense visuals. I can see it all so clearly and sense the ambience found only in an attic. I especially like your brilliant ending. This one goes to my FAV's. Magnificent writing my friend!
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Date: 1/31/2016 12:12:00 AM
Robert this is just a fine piece of beautiful poetry!
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Date: 1/30/2016 2:29:00 PM
The promise of love always gives the light of hope. As dark and sad as this one is, Robert, it's as finely crafted as ever.
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