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Into the Sullen Night

"Loving and losing: 
          Different only by one letter and a million degrees of pain."
                                                                    ~ Jessica Katoff ~

With each rising sun and waning moon
I envisioned the dark eclipse of our ruin.
"You're crazy as a loon, he said. "It's delirium."
I did not pretend his caustic words held truth

To burnished stars I grieved, forlorn for love
Melancholy blue, I knew I had to turn away
I mourned, heart bereaved in solemn reverie, 
as if interred in a crypt of egregious umbra 

I longed for an awakening, from shadow to light
for someone to mediate a semblance of sanity
but into the sullen pitch of night, I quietly ebbed
There was nothing left of our love to consecrate

Bound by chains of despair and indigent of faith
I became obtuse to reality; I had given up on me
but with wounds etched across my delicate heart
I freed myself from apogee and rose above sorrow


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September 9, 2019
Eight Word Challenge
John D. Hamilton
Challenge was to use the following words: 
OBTUSE  INDIGENT  EGREGIOUS  DELIRIUM 
DELICATE  CONSECRATE  MEDIATE  AWAKENING

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Date: 10/16/2019 9:34:00 AM
Geeze why do I feel so sad after reading this???i love it!! Good piece Lin!
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Lin Lane
Date: 10/16/2019 9:56:00 AM
The sense of sadness you felt in reading this rings in my ears, knowing that I've touched your emotions. I humbly thank you for expressing your kind comments, Mark.
Date: 9/16/2019 3:55:00 PM
I just knew this would hit the top spot Lin, don't leave it too long before you post again, your poetic talent is missed on the site as are you but we will always have our friendship:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/19/2019 6:33:00 AM
Your thoughtful words are an inspiration, Jan. As friends we've grown a strong bond. Thank you for so many things and for this latest and most welcome comment.
Date: 9/15/2019 12:24:00 AM
This is just so wonderful, Lin, and I am so happy to see a new poem of yours, not only on the site, but garnering the credit due, (as few here have the level of talent and skills that you do). This is deeply introspective and honest, and while tinged with a beautiful darkness, that is a part of our beings that helps us in our tougher decisions and trials.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 9/16/2019 3:56:00 PM
You hit the right note Greg, few have Lin's talent:-) her creativity shines:-) hugs Jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/15/2019 9:21:00 AM
I sincerely appreciate your praises, Greg. You are as gracious with your comments as you are in your skill as a poet. I've read your blog and understand your angst. The lack of monitoring has long been a thorn in my side, along with the trolls who frenzy feed, turning blogs into a stage for their banter, eager for attention. Jesters and clowns...more's the pity.
Date: 9/15/2019 12:24:00 AM
(2) Gorgeous imagery and phrasing, unusual and fresh word pairings and marvelously descriptive on many levels. This has every element that I look for in exceptional poetry, and I thank you for sharing it and improving my day, (a day which has been one of the worst in a long time). Blessings, Dear Poet - please keep visiting and sharing! :-) <3
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Date: 9/13/2019 9:13:00 AM
Hello Lin, I see your beautiful verse has topped the list, Congrats on your win, Hope you are doing well..
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/13/2019 2:39:00 PM
Thanks ever so much for your kind words, Joseph.
Date: 9/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Interred in a crypt of egregious umbra... left me speechless and forced me to hit the number 1 button, glad you are back I missed your writing! Congrats on a great shared top spot. You are in great company with this win, so well deserved!
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/12/2019 5:30:00 PM
Hello, John, and thanks ever so much for placing this one in the ranks of your winners. Your word bank was a gauntlet thrown at my feet. I always enjoyed writing for you and sincerely hope all is going well with you and your loved one.
Date: 9/12/2019 8:07:00 AM
Lin, this left me muttering "Sonofab....h). A painful endurance so beautifully expressed.....well done..
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/12/2019 8:14:00 AM
I'll take your muttering as a welcomed expression of your assent, John. Thank you ever so much for the recognition.
Date: 9/12/2019 5:10:00 AM
This is wonderfully written, poignant but rising in the end.. loss is never easy in any form or on any level ... congrats on your deserving first place win :)
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/12/2019 5:25:00 AM
Thank you ever so much for taking time to read and leave your thoughts. They're appreciated, Sandra.
Date: 9/12/2019 5:05:00 AM
((((Congrats!)))) Laney...come back we need you...sending love my friend...^WW^ :o)
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/12/2019 5:24:00 AM
Your remarks always make me smile, J. I've no plans to return, but I do enjoy popping in occasionally and John's contest drew me in with his chosen words. Hugs, dear one.
Date: 9/12/2019 12:49:00 AM
Lin a wonderful poem and a very well deserved win!;) congrats!;)
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/12/2019 5:22:00 AM
Thank you very much, Brenda. I've been playing follow the leader to you with my comments on the others who wrote for John's contest. ;-) I'm sure everyone is grateful for you taking the time to acknowledge them as am I.
Date: 9/11/2019 10:48:00 PM
Wow! Your words soar from dark to light and I love this wonderful winning poem Lin. Congratulations on your deserving win! xxoo
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/12/2019 5:21:00 AM
Hi Connie. Thank you for your ever gracious comments. I've always appreciated your kind thoughts about my poetry. I hope all is well with you.
Date: 9/10/2019 2:43:00 PM
Hey Laney!...what up girl...still have it in you I see...great verse my friend...John will like it I'm sure...and how are you? your friendly neighborhood poet...^WW^...all my love... :o)
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/10/2019 9:46:00 PM
Hi J, my winged champion. Your remarks and affection are so very welcomed. I'm still above ground, so I'm doing just fine, and as feisty as ever when the occasion calls for it. ;-) It's so nice of you to visit my poem, and hope all is well with you. As ever ~ Lin
Date: 9/9/2019 12:32:00 PM
What began covered in darkness has shed a bit of light towards the end. This cloak of sadness and loneliness is deeply felt in your amazing poem my friend. Your poetry has been sorely missed around here and not sure of your intentions but I loved popping in and seeing this. Best wishes in the contest
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Date: 9/9/2019 12:49:00 PM
Hi, Chris. Your perception does justice to my phrases, so I humbly give you thanks for your kind remarks. Thank you for having missed my poetry and I don't really have intentions of returning permanently. I'm delighted that you popped in to read me. I appreciate your good wishes...and back at ya!
Date: 9/9/2019 12:20:00 PM
gosh Lin it's been too long since you were here, but you've comer back with a you wove the words in so wonderfully with a poem packed with sorrowful lines and I love the final stanza which gives hope for the future. good luck in the contest I think this challenging contest is too much for my pen to cope with:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/9/2019 12:47:00 PM
Thank you most sincerely for your visit, Jan, and yes, it's been many months since I've posted, although I've peeked in occasionally. The weaving of John's chosen words presented a challenge to me, so I wrote. You, dear one, underestimate your writing ability. Don't ever do that to yourself!