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In Woes And Throes Of Sorrow


I rise and fall like melancholy tides in ebb and flow of wistful disrepair, our separate in consciousness divides, the whiff of grief fills broken-hearted air. Neglected now, heartstrings' rawhide, I mourn with briny beads that water my dismay, eyes teary drizzled mist, inside forlorn, my psyche pierced by thorns in love's bouquet. Whatever will I do, this emptiness..? A gnawing hollow where my heart should be. My lonely preys me like a lioness, a simba stalks this lost love refugee. Soft morning sun does gaze into my eyes enlightening the depths of agonize. Susan Ashley November 17, 2017 ------------------------------ ~ Second Place ~ Contest: Best Sonnet Premiere Sponsor: Laura Loo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Second Place ~ Contest: Your Best Sonnet October 1 - December 31, 2017 Sponsor: John Hamilton ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Poem Of The Day ~ November 18,2017

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Date: 4/21/2018 4:07:00 PM
Congrats on your silver medal finish, Susan.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 4/21/2018 5:56:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind congrats, Line. Your wonderful words and your sweetness for spending some time with this poem is truly appreciated. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 3/4/2018 8:17:00 PM
Hi Susan, a wonderful Sonnet to read. It flows so easy and the words paint such strong imagery. I know it sounds strange to say but i enjoyed reading your sadness for it did touch me deep. An excellent, well written Sonnet Susan. This one goes into my faves. Have a wonderful Monday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 3/5/2018 6:28:00 PM
Hi Mike, your visit truly is delightful! I'm so happy you enjoyed my sad write. Like you, I enjoy reading other poets' deeply touching sad poems too.. Thank you for reading and commenting so wonderfully on my sonnet and for sharing your precious thoughts with me.. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 3/4/2018 12:22:00 PM
Wonderful again for the 3 or 4 read, truly a masterpiece, gnawing hollow where my heart should be, just...WOW!!!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/5/2018 6:19:00 PM
Thank you John for your return visits to read my poem again. I truly relish your appreciation of my write. Your visit is always a delight my friend. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 3/4/2018 9:52:00 AM
A very lovely sonnet! It's one of the poetry forms I'm still learning. Congratulations on your placement!
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Date: 3/5/2018 6:23:00 PM
Thank you Angel for your lovely comments and kindhearted congrats. I'm still learning how to consistently write a smooth flowing sonnet, some sonnets seem to come to life more easily than other.. :) Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 3/4/2018 5:50:00 AM
Congratulations, Susan on your wonderful win with such a flowing sonnet.
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Date: 3/5/2018 6:21:00 PM
Your wonderful comments and kindhearted congrats are cherished, Subimal. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 3/3/2018 10:20:00 PM
Congratulations on your win.. wonderful imagery ...
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Date: 3/3/2018 10:35:00 PM
Thank you Eve for the delight of your visit. Your lovely comments and kindhearted congrats are cherished. Warmest wishes my friend! ~Susan
Date: 3/3/2018 12:08:00 PM
Lovely, Susan. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 3/3/2018 6:30:00 PM
Your lovely comment and heartfelt congrats are truly appreciated Line. Thank you! ~Susan
Date: 3/3/2018 10:59:00 AM
Glorious sonnet, Susan. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 3/3/2018 6:32:00 PM
Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with me Dale. Your wonderful comments and heartwarming congrats are truly appreciated, my friend. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 3/3/2018 10:37:00 AM
Such deep sadness is felt in your poem, Susan, which is so beautifully and exquisitely written in perfect Iambic Pentameter, required for a true Sonnet. Congratulations on your well-deserved podium win. Hugs, Sandra
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/3/2018 6:49:00 PM
Sandra, thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts with me. Your lovely comments mean the world to me and I truly appreciate your encouragement and support. Your friendship and kind congrats are cherished my friend. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 3/3/2018 10:17:00 AM
This poem is a heartbreaker......beautifully written ! Congrats to you, Susan!
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Date: 3/3/2018 6:36:00 PM
Thank you Carrie for sharing your wonderful comments with me and for your heartwarming congrats. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 3/3/2018 9:50:00 AM
Susan, once again, congrats for your win with this beautifully written sonnet. John
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Date: 3/3/2018 6:44:00 PM
Thank you John for sharing your wonderful comments with me and for your heartfelt congrats. Your encouragement and support means the world to me.. Warmest wishes my friend. ~Susan
Date: 3/3/2018 9:39:00 AM
wow! Loved every word sweet Susan! You write so beautifully with such ease. thank you and congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 3/3/2018 6:41:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely comments Luloo and for the honor of my wonderful placement in your contest. Your sponsorship is truly appreciated and your contest was a joy to participate in. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 1/12/2018 2:42:00 PM
Back for another pat on the back Dear Susan...
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Date: 1/12/2018 4:09:00 PM
Thank you so much, dear Charlie for the return visit and the much appreciated pat on the back :) Warmest wishes always, my friend ~Susan
Date: 1/12/2018 10:38:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, Susan! Heart-wrenching sonnet. Elaine
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Susan Ashley
Date: 1/12/2018 4:07:00 PM
Elaine, your heartwarming comments and kind congrats are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes ~Susan
Date: 1/11/2018 10:36:00 AM
oh Susan, how lovely...congrats :)-luloo
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Date: 1/11/2018 5:17:00 PM
Laura, I truly appreciate your wonderful comment, kindhearted congrats and the delight of your visit. Warmest wishes ~Susan
Date: 1/11/2018 8:31:00 AM
Susan, I love this sonnet now as much as the first time I read it. Congrats my dear friend! John
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Date: 1/11/2018 5:19:00 PM
John, your sweet comments just warms my heart. Thank you so much for your lovely sentiments and the delight of your kind visit and congrats. Warmest wishes my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 1/11/2018 5:00:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, Susan. This such a well expressed sonnet on lost love. // Barry
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Date: 1/11/2018 5:14:00 PM
Thank you, Barry for your beautiful comments, kindhearted congrats and the delight of your visit.. Warmest wishes ~Susan
Date: 1/10/2018 10:21:00 PM
Congratulations, Susan on your fine win.
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Date: 1/11/2018 5:12:00 PM
Thank you, Subimal for your kindhearted congrats. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/10/2018 5:55:00 PM
A great portrayal of brokenheartedness in this fine sonnet, Susan. I scrolled down and saw it was also a POTD last month. I can certainly see why. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 1/10/2018 7:23:00 PM
Carol, I truly appreciate your wonderful sentiments and delight in your visit. Thank you for your heartwarming comments and kind congrats.. Warmest wishes ~Susan
Date: 1/10/2018 4:40:00 PM
This is so lovely Susan! Mourning the loss of love. Brilliantly written! Congratulations on your second placement! : )
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Susan Ashley
Date: 1/10/2018 7:20:00 PM
Connie, your wonderful words of acclaim are truly appreciated and warms my heart. Thank you for your lovely comments and your kind congrats. Warmest wishes ~Susan
Date: 1/10/2018 3:58:00 PM
I do remember reading this beautiful Sonnet before, Susan, and I so enjoyed reading it again on this winners' list. Congratulations on your well-deserved podium win! Hugs, Sandra
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Susan Ashley
Date: 1/10/2018 7:18:00 PM
Thank you, Sandra for your lovely comments and warm congrats. Your wonderful comments are truly appreciated.. Warmest wishes ~Susan
Date: 1/10/2018 2:45:00 PM
I remember this one well, it's a stunning write, even better after 4 or 5 readings, congrats Susan on a fine win!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 1/11/2018 5:11:00 PM
Thank you, John for the wonderful placement of my poem in your contest. I'm so honored you enjoyed my write and many thanks to you for sponsoring such a lovely contest. Your beautiful comments are truly appreciated and held dear.. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 12/20/2017 11:29:00 AM
How did I miss his sweet Susan? I absolutely love your sonnets dear poetess, congrats :) -luloo
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Susan Ashley
Date: 12/20/2017 8:10:00 PM
Laura, you're so very sweet dear friend. Thank you for your heartwarming words of appreciation and congrats. I receive your lovely comments with gratitude and happiness. Warmest Holiday wishes! ~Susan
Date: 12/2/2017 10:31:00 AM
How did I miss this wonderful POTD? MY loss, wonderful work Susan, congratulations...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 12/2/2017 6:25:00 PM
Charlie, thank you for your kind appreciation of my poem. Your lovely visit and comment are gratefully received and since you've now read my poem, it is no longer your 'loss' :) Your wishes of congrats are warmly received as well my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 12/1/2017 9:57:00 PM
wow, what a well deserved POTD!! Beautiful lines , amazing imagery, Susan+
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Date: 12/1/2017 10:18:00 PM
Andrea, thank you for your beautiful comment and the heartwarming congrats. Your wonderful thoughts are cherished and your lovely presence on my poetry page is always appreciated. My warmest holiday wishes to you.. ~Susan
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