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Laid to Rest

Tears no longer come, dried ducts of wrung emotion, denied one more drop of release. ... but only to feel Feel your finite presence beside me, inhaling your sweet scent to memory. Feel your heart pulsate through the calfskin of the despair that seals me in its snare. Rhythms of a hopeless eternity of love, not destined for us. Feel my heart bleeding for one more glimpse, of the exquisite life and love in your eyes. Shuttered now from a lifetime of shared souls. The pianist plays one last song, as tears fall upon your coffin. Won't you give me a sign, to show me the way to you. I wonder what has become of me, my soul a definition of despair, my mind a metaphor for insanity, my heart silenced by the loss of your call. Above, all I see are murky skies, even the stars hide from me. I'm sure the moon shed a tear, when the sun refused to shine on me. In the hope there is no tomorrow, I lay here with your photograph on my pillow. ... but time ticks so slowly
__________________________________ A Collaboration - Silent One & Judith S. September 21, 2018

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Date: 2/28/2019 12:35:00 PM
A very poignant piece here Judith. Excellent emotion. The pic is a great touch. Nicely done. God Bless, JB
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Date: 2/10/2019 5:53:00 PM
Your poem never had broken a heart; Was always loved from the very start, Had always endured; When needed cured, And to play in life found precious part. From Bolivia, NC.
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Date: 12/20/2018 4:12:00 AM
- Dear Judith - Just a little greeting from Norway - Best wishes for a peaceful and beautiful Christmas to you and your loved ones :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/6/2018 11:35:00 PM
Such grief expressed so painfully beautiful.A collaboration of two that flows as one.A well deserved POTD.
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Judith S
Date: 11/18/2018 7:13:00 AM
Thank you Sandra for you lovely comments. I apologize for the delayed response. I am hardly on PS these days.
Date: 9/25/2018 10:10:00 AM
A late yet very heartfelt congratulations to you both! Such a beautiful, moving piece you have crafted !!!
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Judith S
Date: 11/18/2018 7:11:00 AM
Mike ... thank you so much for your congrats on our collab. I'm never here much anymore so I apologize for the late comment. Hope all is well with you my friend :)
Date: 9/24/2018 12:51:00 AM
- A deeply touching co-write from you two - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. !!! - Sorry, I have not been on the "soup" lately - Best wishes and hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/20/2018 4:13:00 AM
Thank you very much :)
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Judith S
Date: 9/24/2018 2:17:00 PM
Anne-Lise !!! So nice of you to visit and leave your kind comments. I have not been on much at all either. Summer months become so busy. Hoping to see more of you soon. Hope all is well with you and yours. ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 11:21:00 PM
You have both written an emotional moment here, it really tugs at the heart. Congratulations on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Judith S
Date: 9/24/2018 2:16:00 PM
Thank you so much for your visit and kind words Brandy. ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 3:22:00 PM
Awesomeness of the highest order...Superb collab....Congrats!!! on POTD!!! My dear friends...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 9/21/2018 7:35:00 PM
Thank you THANK YOU WW!!! So nice to see your comment here. I owe this one all to my dearest friend S.O. :) Best, ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 3:07:00 PM
Ahh, I was wondering that where did I read that poem, and now I remember that I read it on Silent's one page and completely forgot that it was a collaboration, you two have certainly create a masterpiece, no matter how many times you read it, it it still really effective and every word has the power to touch your soul, these are the type of poems which makes you believe that pen is mightier than sword, anyways many congratulations on your poem being chosen as POTD, it is indeed a beauty
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:34:00 PM
Dear Faraz ... I honestly love your comments. I've read them on many other pieces. You offer a raw and honest interpretation that always feel as if you truly understand the emotion in the poem. Thank you !!! Best .... ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 1:44:00 PM
Oh Judith and Silent, your poignant poem touched me to the depth of my soul and brought tears to my eyes. You have captured the grief of loss so beautifully in this magnificent poem. Congratulations on having it honored as POTD! It is so deserving of the honor. I am putting this poem into my Faves! xxoo
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:31:00 PM
Dear Connie. It is so nice to see your comment here. Thank you ... thank you dear lady for your heaftfelt words <3 ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 1:20:00 PM
A powerful penned piece Judith, full of passion, honesty and imagery. Congrats on being POTD, deserved fully! Have a great day, Gordon
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:30:00 PM
Thank you, kind sir, for your sincere words. Truly an effort of collaboration and inspired by my co-writer. Best. ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 10:27:00 AM
To read it is to relive grief experienced. Tremendous writing. Congratulations!
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:28:00 PM
Awwwhhh Sunlite ... I'm so sorry if you have experienced this loss and sadness. Thanks so much for your sincere words! ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 10:21:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD! A work of art that touches the depths of the heart. A well earned recognition. Best regards. Be blessed always.
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:27:00 PM
Dear Besma ... thank you for your heartfelt comment and congratulations. ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 8:42:00 AM
Brilliant free verse. Congratulations on your POTD, Judith and Silent One.
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:26:00 PM
Thank you Warren. So kind of you! ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 7:42:00 AM
A very mournful piece, rendered with great care and thought. Well done to both of you. May you find peace to meet the sorrow.
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:26:00 PM
Thank you Lawrence for stopping to leave your very kind comments. So appreciated! ~ Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 7:42:00 AM
Seamless collaboration you two, lovely done, Congratulations on POTD xomo x2
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:25:00 PM
Thank you Maureen!! ~ Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 7:38:00 AM
Congrats on POTD Judy and Silent..
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:25:00 PM
Thank you so much Joseph!! ~ Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 6:49:00 AM
Back with congrats Judy, on poem of the day..a well deserved recognition for you.
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:21:00 PM
Dear Vijay ... so kind of you to come back with congrats!! THank you!!!!! ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 6:35:00 AM
This is awesome. Great collaboration and a well deserved POTD. Congrats Judith & S1
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:21:00 PM
Thank you Charles for your kind words. ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 5:44:00 AM
Wow, what a magnificent collaboration between two of the Soup's best poets. Judy and Si, I treasured all the emotion you poured into each and every line. You truly are a remarkable poetess/ wordsmith of the highest kind Judy. You and Si crafted this poem brilliantly together. Bravo, please keep writing, and congratulations on your POTD .....Maria hugs
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:20:00 PM
The soup's best poets ... can not include me! However, accolades go out to my co-collaborator. Truly an inspiration and well deserving of the title you bestow :) Thank you so much for your kind words and support my very dear friend Maria! ~Judy
Date: 9/21/2018 4:06:00 AM
Back with congratulations to you both on POTD. Tom
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:18:00 PM
Thank you Tom :)
Date: 9/21/2018 3:34:00 AM
Congrats on potd...You deserve it..
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:17:00 PM
Congrats to YOU my amazing friend and co-creator :)
Date: 9/20/2018 9:18:00 PM
This is a great collab guys, very enjoyable but sad read!
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:16:00 PM
Thank you dear John Hamilton!!! So nice to see your comment. ~ Judy
Date: 9/20/2018 10:14:00 AM
Tearful poem by two amazing poets <3
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:16:00 PM
Thank you so much for your lovely comment my sweet friend <3 ~Judy
Date: 9/20/2018 10:01:00 AM
Well done Judith. this is a brilliant collabaration you have done with S.O. Congratulations to you both. Tom
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Judith S
Date: 9/21/2018 7:13:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind comments Tom! ~Judy
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