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Our mouths and our souls mix as we become one, Love second to none ... The moon, that just moments before bathed our night - Now swallowed by light ... Huge clouds, like fresh mushrooms, bloom pink in the skies, Soft-sparkling your eyes ... Night, turned to day, with bright colors and aura ... Such dazzling horror ... Our mouths and our souls mix as we become one, We burn like the sun ... Our lives and world ... done. ~ 1st Place ~ in the "Half-Eleven" Poetry Contest, Nina Parmenter, Judge & Sponsor. ~ 2nd Place ~ in the "The Last ..." Poetry Contest, Silent One, Judge & Sponsor.

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Date: 12/9/2018 8:39:00 PM
A very creative poem of the ecstasy of the last kiss, the last act of love in the light of impending doom. Dramatic and dynamic end of the world and out of this world poetry. Congratulations on your wonderful win, Gregory. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/22/2018 7:05:00 PM
Oh, I'm so pleased you enjoyed this, Susan, (and sorry that I didn't see it until now) ... blessings and sincere thanks for your wonderful comments and kindness, Dear Poet! :-) <3
Date: 12/4/2018 8:26:00 PM
As always, Greg, such amazing flow and imagery in your outstanding poem, especially using this confining form. Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place win. Sandra <3
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/5/2018 12:13:00 AM
Oh, that's very kind, Sandra, and I appreciate the lovely comments you've written here - thank you so much, my friend! :-) <3
Date: 12/3/2018 3:31:00 PM
many congrats on your top spot Greg:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/5/2018 12:12:00 AM
Thank you so very much, Dear Jan! :-) <3
Date: 12/3/2018 1:53:00 PM
Wow, Gregory. They say there’s none so blind... my first read said to me... wow, that must have been one hell of a kiss. Once other comments opened my eyes I can only say I’m pleased and proud to share our podium.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/5/2018 12:12:00 AM
I am also honored and humbled to share a podium with you, Terry, and I'd be happy to be on ANY such list with you! Many thanks for your kindness and humility, and blessings to you, my friend! :-)
Date: 12/3/2018 1:35:00 PM
Searing images of awful beauty and love in this apocalyptic scene burn into the mind. Powerful and impressive, Gregory
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/5/2018 12:10:00 AM
Thank you so much, Geoffrey, I greatly appreciate your kind words, and I'm pleased you felt this one worthy of comment. Blessings, my friend! :-)
Date: 12/3/2018 1:26:00 PM
Congratulations, Greg, on your first place win with this outstanding poem. Very well deserved. Best wishes. Deb
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Date: 12/5/2018 12:09:00 AM
That's very kind of you, Deb, thanks so much! :-) <3
Date: 12/3/2018 12:01:00 PM
Congratulations Greg, you scored a joint first place in my Half Eleven contest! You know I love a bit of Armageddon poetry! Actually I see from the comments that my interpretation was slightly “wrong” - I had this image of the kiss creating a kind of a vortex which CAUSED the end of the world. We’ve all had THOSE kisses, right?! Anyway, fabulous flow and imagery. Well done!
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Date: 12/5/2018 12:08:00 AM
I should also say that I am morbidly fascinated by the ways different people face impending doom, and that I admire those who realize the finality and impact, but choose to be grateful for the gift of life, even more so in their final moments. (Is that weird??)
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Date: 12/5/2018 12:04:00 AM
Thank you SO much, Nina - this made my day! I wasn't sure how the apocalyptic theme would go over, but I'm actually pleased that different folks got different things from it, (ambiguity is a favorite tool of mine). My primary thrust was that two crazy people somewhere might, when knowing the end was near, spend the final moments doing something precious, and even enjoying the horrific beauty of it. I like to think I'd be so appreciative at such a moment, but I imagine I'd just be screaming in terror, lol. Blessings, and thanks again! :-) <3
Date: 12/1/2018 11:23:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your poem, Greg, congratulations on your win.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/2/2018 2:14:00 AM
Thank you very much, Eve, I so appreciate your kindness! It's not a "happy" poem, by any means, but I was trying to express how the beauty and importance of life and love, might be even MORE important, knowing the end of the world was at hand ... that in every single moment of life, we should appreciate its blessings, even at the close. <3
Date: 12/1/2018 11:24:00 AM
- Many beautiful and deeply moving poems for this contest ... congratulations on your win, Gregory :) - hugs & happy weekend // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/1/2018 11:15:00 PM
That's very kind of you, Anne-Lise - thank you so much! :-) <3
Date: 12/1/2018 11:20:00 AM
Now that was and interesting last kiss Gregory.. Congratulations on your placement in he contest..
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/1/2018 11:14:00 PM
Thank you, Silent One ... much appreciated.