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Lost Inside this Wait

I wait while wandering in empty dreams,
where everyone is lost and dying slow.
And in the distance are, unheard, the screams
of anguished souls I’ll never come to know.

The winds blow hot or cold here, rarely cool.
Leaves flutter out of sight, disintegrate.
Relief, if ever found, is minuscule.
I do not even know for what I wait!

I’m drifting with the leaves as they change hue,
concealed among them as they fall to ground.
And as they crumble, I’ll be crumbling too,
alone (as souls unknown hear not my sound).

I ramble lost inside this wait I keep,
unwilling to awaken from this sleep.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 11/18/2017 9:17:00 PM
Beautiful imagery and emotion. Congrats on your well deserved win, Andrea.
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Date: 11/18/2017 9:16:00 PM
Wonderful imagery and emotion. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 10/26/2017 7:15:00 PM
A very dark and deep sonnet, congrats on your win
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Date: 10/26/2017 4:46:00 PM
Andrea, I enjoyed your lovely Sonnet. Congratulations on your well-deserved win in the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 10/25/2017 6:00:00 PM
I am glad to see this wonderful sonnet surface on the winners list. Congrats, Andrea!
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Date: 10/25/2017 11:58:00 AM
Congrats on your placement. This is a good piece. Very interesting and unique.
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Date: 10/25/2017 11:30:00 AM
Way to go Andrea, I can see why this one was chosen.
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Date: 10/25/2017 8:33:00 AM
Don't know why I missed this gem, congratulations Andrea...
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Date: 10/24/2017 8:00:00 PM
Congratulations on your win hugs Eve
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Date: 11/20/2014 8:21:00 AM
Your sonnets are always so well written. This is no exception.
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Date: 11/23/2010 2:40:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in this fine contest..Sara
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Date: 11/15/2010 10:04:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Andrea in Constance's contest "Create Your Own Form, Maybe?". Love, Carol
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Date: 11/14/2010 11:49:00 PM
Andrea ... Congrats on big win in the contest....Luv/Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta
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Date: 11/14/2010 1:14:00 PM
Yes indeed it is deep and dark and well done. Congratulations Andrea. Love, Joyce
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Date: 11/14/2010 9:16:00 AM
indeed, this is deep, dark and dramatic.....once again, you have mastered the sonnet. Why is this form often a hard one for me, you make it seem so easy, ...terrific as always, Andrea!
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Date: 11/14/2010 8:38:00 AM
Big congratts for your high ranking in Constance's contest, Andrea. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 11/14/2010 7:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved victory.....Lightening
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Date: 11/14/2010 7:34:00 AM
sweet cheers for constance's contest, andrea.. and thanks for your comments on my poem.. warmest, nette
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Date: 11/14/2010 7:30:00 AM
Congrats Andrea my friend on a super win in Constance's contest with this wonderful entry luv... don't think I read this one before bad.. this is great and enjoy your win this happy Sunday ... with lots of luv..
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Date: 11/14/2010 4:15:00 AM
Congratulations on this well deserved win, Andrea
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Date: 11/13/2010 11:55:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea on 4th place in my contest with this deep dark and dramatic and wonderful poem.. Love Constance
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Date: 11/12/2010 9:07:00 PM
this is a journey all humans relate too, it resonates with me as each of your lines subtly invoke the sense of lonliness humanity (and surely I ) carry for at least some of there life. It can apply to so many scenarios but I fell the lonliness that drives me to try and connect with other lost souls who I'll never know and will never hear or understand me. Wow. A subtle and powerful emotionally charged metaphor talented tied together.
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Date: 11/11/2010 5:01:00 AM
What an awesome poem, Andrea! Great expressions and imagery! This one must be a winner in Constance's contest!...Love, Gert
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Date: 11/10/2010 10:37:00 AM
Andrea, yes! What great consistency, what profound images, and how like a stair that takes us down to Alice in Wonderland despair. A marvellous poem, indeed.
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Date: 11/8/2010 6:35:00 AM
An awesome write on dreams. This one is more like a nightmare and I do have some of those. Good luck in the contest Andrea. Soup mail Phyl
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