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Such a finely honed sword is this loneliness
Slicing through tenuous sinews of yesterday.
I search for obscure corridors of happiness
Knowing that somehow I forgot the way.

From gloomy clouds I harvest the sorrow
Dripping into the cupped hands of my heart.
For there is no optimistic promise of tomorrow
As I curse my ship and unintelligible chart.

How bitter sweet this gateaux of quiet solitude
I garnish it with sprinkles of immense silence.
For loneliness is but a mere shift of attitude
From peaceful design to destructive violence.

I gather the jigsaw pieces of empty conversation
Falling snippets swirling on the winds of sound.
A soliloquy of madness expressed in futile oration
In chilling isolation the laughter of my soul is bound.

I strain to catch the words swirling on the breeze
Yesterday was surely a symphony of chatter.
This finely honed sword cuts deeply with ease
And though I bleed... it surely doesn't matter.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 6/17/2011 1:24:00 AM
P.P.S. I forgot to physically rate the poem 7/7 (Doh!), so I just came back to do that!
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Date: 6/17/2011 1:21:00 AM
You capture the real feel and numbing reality of loneliness here. This is a great write! The rhymes are perfect, the imagery is vivid and the whole poem is one swirl of poetic Brilliance! 7/7! Some of the best poems are sad ones (like songs). Love and kind regards, Robert. P.S. If this "only" came 3rd the ones placed 1 & 2 must have been written by Shakespeare!
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Date: 10/15/2010 5:39:00 PM
Heidie, Congratulations on your most worthy presentation of third plac. Agape, Moses
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Date: 10/14/2010 4:33:00 PM
Congratulations on your win..Sara
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Date: 10/6/2010 1:48:00 PM
Heidie...excellent! congrats to you
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Date: 10/5/2010 12:00:00 PM
Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest, Heidie
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Date: 10/4/2010 5:03:00 PM
exquiste! so sad we have to go through these things to put forth these gems. Conrad's on your win! Light & Love (7)
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Date: 10/4/2010 4:26:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Heidi in John Heck's contest "Blink". Love, Carol
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Date: 10/3/2010 1:31:00 PM
Congratulations for your win in John's contest. Well done. This poem deserved its 3rd at the very least. Lonliness at its deepest here. Love, Joyce
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Date: 6/24/2010 12:38:00 PM
I really enoyed your submission. I am very fond of narratives and yours is one of the finest that I've had the pleasure of reading. It really emotes the feeling of loneliness and leaves the reader somewhat shaken by the heaviness of it all. I look forward to enjoying more of your work. Take care and keep up the great work.
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Date: 6/3/2010 8:49:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Heidie. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/31/2010 2:42:00 PM
A stoic symphony. I catch the thread that no matter what is going on around loneliness is impossible to overcome. The last line says it all. Love, daver
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Date: 5/31/2010 2:12:00 PM
Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen
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Date: 5/28/2010 8:46:00 PM
Heidi - as beautiful as the soul of the lady who penned it -Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week, God Bless, mj
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Date: 5/25/2010 5:27:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Heidie. May you have many more features and may you find loads of inspiration along the way. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/24/2010 5:17:00 PM
A stoic sort of loneliness, Heidi, as though you stand off watching self. Congrats on this fine piece. By the way, where have you been? Love, daver
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Date: 5/24/2010 1:16:00 PM
Many congrats on your wonderful feature this week. Rgds Janette
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Date: 5/23/2010 4:21:00 PM
The emotion comes through your words. Good use of imagery to share your thoughts. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep that creativity flowing. Wishing you continued success. Karen
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Date: 4/19/2010 10:48:00 PM
Heidie , it was great to hear from you and thanks for your kind words . Hoping to see more fine pieces of work , like this , well penned , but sad write ....
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Date: 7/19/2009 10:52:00 AM
This is a wonderful poe, very expressive and the iagery is amazing, "A soliloquy of madness expressed in futile oration"...great line! Thank you for your comments also, ~Trudy~
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Date: 7/11/2009 6:47:00 PM
Poignant write here Heidie ... I made so many grusome decisions in my life based upon loneliness that its only taken me 60+ years to be okay with me ... smile ... I love this write and hope to read lots more from you in the future. May I please have the day/month of your birthday so I can add you to my calendar?
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Date: 7/6/2009 4:02:00 PM
This is an excellent rhyming poem. The flow of each quatrain is wonderful. The rhyming pattern certainly gives the poem a boost. Great job! ~Joseph
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Date: 7/5/2009 2:47:00 PM
Don't feel too lonely - there are always you "soup" friends - including me. I especially liked the line....the jigsaw pieces of empty conversation. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 7/3/2009 6:33:00 PM
Very profound write, Heidie. You capture the "chilling isolation" one feels in loneliness so well. Beautiful but sad write! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/30/2009 10:03:00 PM
Okay, there's like a HUGE EXPLANATION POINT in my mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so freaking amazing! "Dripping into the cupped hands of my heart....From peaceful design to destructive violence....In chilling isolation the laughter of my soul is bound...." I am so jealous, but in a healthy way, of these phrases.....I don't know where you have been, but in these months you've turned into a genius! Love and hugs, Sara:)
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