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Should I enhance my recognition by defiantly treading on an innocent heart? Or perhaps mine is a sin of omission, fleeing with fame a la carte, while thoughtlessly tearing another soul apart. What reward can be found as I stomp on another’s dreams, leaving them quaking on the ground where incivility screams and not one ray of light beams? Perhaps there is more joy in obscurity than in fame that grows from ill roots. Before me is an angel basking in purity besieged by destructive brutes – wolves dressed in lambs’ suits. My soul will not let me go there – to that place where evils dwell. Entrust my fate to a prayer that self-promoting acts cannot dispel the eternal fires of an infamous hell. *Written April 12, 2015, for Sheri’s “I, Icon” challenge

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Date: 4/16/2015 10:22:00 AM
i have read your poem thrice to feel the real rhythm. Perhaps, i got it. Expressed with a very acute inner realization where the reality exists. i loved this poem much and my fav. one. 7 sure. Sometimes my inner anger speaks and i write different types of poems. One of them is "i dream a world in my dream". Please read. Good luck in the contest. Loved always,bl
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Date: 4/13/2015 9:37:00 PM
Reads like a winner to me my friend! A7 and fleeing away from the darkness is always the right path to take..
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Date: 4/13/2015 11:38:00 AM
So nice to read your verse this morning, and thanks so much for my nice card!! Keep up the good work, keep writing. Light & love
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Date: 4/13/2015 8:07:00 AM
Carolyn, such a impressive write, full of wondrous words and lines and it shows a writer who is a beautiful flower in God's garden, 7, best of luck in the contest and thanks for visiting my poem, my girl and me
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Date: 4/12/2015 9:23:00 PM
Carolyn...love your embrace of "good" so needed in a world of chaos...your heart is as true as any i have witnessed...love, jim
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Date: 4/12/2015 7:09:00 PM
I can't believe this poured out of you Carolyn. Poetry flows through your blood and so often is pumped out from your heart! Excellent! A Fav!
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Date: 4/12/2015 4:53:00 PM
Interesting contest entry..Reads like a winner..Way to go..Thanks for stopping by..The azaleas are in full blossom and the wild honeysuckle is blooming now..We have gone from one kind of pollen to another..The pecans will be in full tassel soon then after that comes the privet hedge which causes many to have allergy problems..Sara
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Date: 4/12/2015 3:47:00 PM
Lovely write Carolyn, lots of wisdom in those verses, thanks for sharing...(!) Keith:-)
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