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It's an illusion Premiere Contest Winner

(one-act play) The patient They call it a sickness, a psychosis, an insanity, but I know: this is the leverage by means of which I can set the wheels of the universe in motion. All I need is to find the last fragment they hide from me in the thorazine haze, and the bevel gears of this rickety old, long derelict mechanism will work again. The medical board resolution: “…schizophrenic… unruly… incurable, liable for drowning in the hospital’s sinkhole”. 1st psychiatrist (looking at the sky) Don't you think the Sun slowly moves across the sky today? 2nd psychiatrist; It’s an illusion, my friend. It’s an illusion. 01.06.2019 Eight Word Challenge Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Kai Michael Neumann

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Date: 5/21/2020 5:19:00 PM
Hello Kurt Ravidas, this is a great illusion. I Yes this poem is a winner. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Date: 3/29/2020 2:03:00 PM
Kurt, It’s an illusion, my friend. It’s an illusion. -R
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Date: 10/27/2019 11:59:00 AM
Like trying to treat a Vegetarian with a Atkins diet. I don't usually like prose, glad I found this exception.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 10/27/2019 12:59:00 PM
Thanks, Rob. You're welcome)
Date: 7/26/2019 9:50:00 AM
Excellent. I think I have met this therapist at a party... hehe... hugs. Ann
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/26/2019 10:50:00 AM
Thanks, Ann. The therapist sending to you rays of love)
Date: 7/7/2019 8:13:00 PM
Kurt, A bit of Orwellian genius at play here. Congratulations on your win. -Richard
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/26/2019 10:50:00 AM
Thank, QtR)
Date: 7/4/2019 9:44:00 AM
Huge congratulations on your first place win with this exceptionally crafted piece my friend. Obvious that your poetry talent is no illusion... A fav, a gem..
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/4/2019 4:26:00 PM
Of course it matters, as in my case alone it has had such great positive results and greatly affected my writings. A poet can not help but be affected by others poetry they read. Especially so if it is true and great poetry!
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/4/2019 2:16:00 PM
Thank you, Robert. When I see you in a here, I see my poetry matters)
Date: 7/4/2019 7:04:00 AM
Magnificient, I thoroughly enjoyed your humour.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/4/2019 2:14:00 PM
Thanks, Ge. You're always welcome here)
Date: 7/3/2019 5:23:00 PM
I can see why this was chosen for honour. Exceptional poetry! Congrats.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/4/2019 2:13:00 PM
Thanks, Richard. Pls, come again)
Date: 7/2/2019 10:16:00 PM
I absolutely adore this poem, Kurt. Your keen intellect and amazing creative talent makes for potent poetry. Always an alluring and compelling write from you. A fav! Congratulations on your excellent trophy win, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/4/2019 4:03:00 PM
You’re awesome, Kurt! :))
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/3/2019 10:13:00 AM
Thank you, Susan. You kind comments always make me goosebump of pleasure. Rays of love)
Date: 7/2/2019 4:32:00 PM
Very clever. Well deserved first place finish, Kurt.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/3/2019 10:13:00 AM
Thank you, Line)
Date: 7/2/2019 7:09:00 AM
Great job! Congratulations on your first place win, Kurt!
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/2/2019 10:40:00 AM
Thank you, dear Kim. Your words are more golden than my humble gold. Rays of love)
Date: 7/2/2019 4:19:00 AM
Hi Kurt. Congratulations on your win in my contest. I have worked in psychiatry and your descriptions is spot on. Kind regards, Kai
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/2/2019 10:38:00 AM
Wow, I love psychiatry now) Thank you very much, Kai. I got a lot of pleasure out of taking part in your contest. Best wishes to you, your contestants and your patients)
Date: 6/9/2019 2:58:00 AM
This is amazing, your writing is always a treat to read, Kurt.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/2/2019 10:52:00 AM
Thank you very much, Caren)
Date: 6/6/2019 5:43:00 PM
Your entry shines Kurt. I have been too busy to be online with my daughter away. I have been caring for my 7 year old granddaughters 24/7. Well done my friend! : )
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/2/2019 10:52:00 AM
Thank you, Connie. Best wishes to you and your granddaughters)
Date: 6/6/2019 10:01:00 AM
Love the depths of this deep piece. You did a wonder with those eight words my friend.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/2/2019 10:41:00 AM
Thank you very much, Robert)