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Loneliness



Inside this Gothic womb, now but only a cold cavernous hollow the votive flames steal away in puffs of smoke as I kneel, atom-like, lost in loneliness. Alabaster angels hungrily swallow empty space till they break - bleeding prayers seeking life’s meaning darkly staining the stained glass windows with nothingness. Susan Ashley 2/18/2019 ~ Tenth Place ~ Reflect That Emotion Poetry Contest Nina Parmenter

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Date: 3/20/2019 1:49:00 PM
Hello Susan,yes that is loneliness for sure. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 3/14/2019 1:23:00 PM
Back with congrats on your win, (and a message for you in soup mail). Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 3/13/2019 9:52:00 AM
This dark piece is brilliantly written Susan. Congratulations on your win! : ) xxoo
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Date: 3/4/2019 3:50:00 AM
As always Susan a pleasure reading your amazing work! And yes a fav! Hope your week is as wonderful as your poetry!
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Date: 3/2/2019 11:38:00 AM
Hi Susan, loneliness is something I seem to have always felt. I know this feeling well. You have captured its essence in this exceptional write. Congratulations on your placement in the contest. It is nice to read a few poems from you again. This is a true poetic gem. A fave. Have a wonderful Saturday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 3/1/2019 11:10:00 AM
You have captured the feeling of loneliness in your wonderfully written poem. Have a blessed weekend Susan my dear friend!
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Date: 2/28/2019 9:06:00 AM
I previously replied and now it does not show. This my dear friend your usual exceptional high standard of great poetry. A fav a true gem.. .
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Date: 2/28/2019 9:58:00 PM
I am still peeved about my missing(vanishing) comments. Something bad amiss with that methinks..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/28/2019 8:23:00 PM
Thank you, my dear friend, for your uplifting comments and your fav. Your valued presence and esteemed feedback fills me with inspiration and delight. It pleases me immensely to know that you enjoyed my poem, Robert. Warmest wishes to you always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 2/27/2019 10:33:00 AM
I really like this, Susan. Really, really. It's a FAVE for me. I especially like the blending of the religious imagery with the atomization/alienation motif. Very, very effectively executed! (soupmail). Best wishes always, Gershon
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/28/2019 8:18:00 PM
I'm thrilled to receive this praise from a talented poet, such as yourself, my dear Gershon. Your precious comments and your fav are uplifting and truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan (Soup mail)
Date: 2/27/2019 5:21:00 AM
My Dear Susan, Excellence emits from your heart to your pen because you are poetry!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/28/2019 8:15:00 PM
My dear Chuck, you never fail to bring me joy with your uplifting presence and inspiration with your heartwarming comments. Thank you for sharing your kindness with me and for the smiles your words bring. Warmest wishes always, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 2/25/2019 6:30:00 PM
Loveluy, Susan. Congrats on your win.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/28/2019 8:11:00 PM
Thank you, Line, for your kind congrats and lovely comment. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 2/24/2019 1:29:00 AM
OH! WOW! I like yours better than mine! So powerful, such a strong sense of place, such excellent use of objects around you. Beautiful! Loneliness is just an empty ache, isn't it.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/28/2019 8:10:00 PM
Indeed, loneliness can be an empty ache that sometimes just can't be filled.. Thank you, Andrew, for your uplifting comments, it pleases me immensely to know that you enjoyed my poem.. I thought the emotional tension in your poem was really outstanding and powerful as well, my friend. My warmest wishes to you always.. ~Susan
Date: 2/23/2019 11:49:00 AM
Vivid in its darkness!! Congrats on your intense depiction of this emotion.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/28/2019 8:04:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, for your heartfelt comments and very kind congrats. Both are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 2/23/2019 11:03:00 AM
You captured loneliness in all its dark, gothic complexities, Susan. Your imaginative descriptions are brilliant! Congrats on your win :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/28/2019 8:03:00 PM
Thank you for the kindness of your congrats and for your wonderful comments, Laura. It's always a pleasure to hear from you and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 2/23/2019 10:30:00 AM
this is an intense and painful loneliness—and Oh the last two lines are so powerful! Art in every word. Poetry. Congratulations.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/28/2019 8:01:00 PM
Thank you, P.S., for your uplifting comments and congrats. Your gracious presence and esteemed and positive feedback fills me with inspiration and delight. It pleases me immensely to know that you enjoyed my poem.. My warmest wishes to you always.. ~Susan
Date: 2/23/2019 9:27:00 AM
WoW! Susan, I could feel an intense lonelines within this write! Congratulations on a well deserved win:-) Alexis
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/23/2019 9:44:00 PM
Thank you, Alexis, for your heartfelt comments and very kind congrats. Both are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 2/23/2019 9:26:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Susan! Janice
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/23/2019 9:41:00 PM
Thank you, Janice for your kind congrats and lovely comment. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 2/18/2019 9:17:00 PM
Loneliness captured in a few lines, well written Susan . Tom.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/23/2019 9:40:00 PM
Thank you for the kindness of your visit and your wonderful comments, Tom. It's always a pleasure to hear from you and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 2/18/2019 3:36:00 PM
love the metaphors which deliver the pang of loneliness, susan... lovely write!... huggs
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/23/2019 9:39:00 PM
Your precious comments warm my heart, Nette, and your inspiring presence is always a delight. Warmest wishes always, my lovely friend.. ~Susan
Date: 2/18/2019 2:50:00 PM
What a creative way to describe loneliness, Susan! Painting an abstract word is hard, but you managed to do that with six lines of pure poetry. ~ Best wishes for a win, my friend. ~ Warm regards // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/23/2019 9:01:00 PM
Paul, you never fail to bring me joy with your uplifting presence and inspiration with your heartwarming words. Thank you for sharing your kindness with me, my dear friend. Your lovely critique is most definitely cherished. Warmest wishes and hugs always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 2/18/2019 2:43:00 PM
The last line embellished a beautiful poem that needed no additional embellishment.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/18/2019 5:22:00 PM
Im thrilled to receive this praise from a talented poetess such as yourself, Caren. Your wonderful sentiments warm my heart and fill me with delight. Your precious comments are uplifting and truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always, my lovely friend.. ~Susan
Date: 2/18/2019 2:11:00 PM
Awesome feeling. I really like that last line woah.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/18/2019 2:16:00 PM
Thank you for the kindness of your visit and your awesome comments, Steven. It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan