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Magnificent Myth

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Rhythmed ...
          Hearts thrum ...
               Some, far heavier than others
     Darker, deeper, more tender and intense

Those, hung on the hook of vows and affiance
          So quickened by a mournful word
               A word that bloats with promise and dream
     Its hems, glinting with hopeful sparks

The most treasured of tales
          A grand and vainglorious lie
               Honed, precise, with sublime edge
     To bleed the beats to stillness ... "forever"

Submitted on August 28, 2019
To the "1-12 Lines Only-A Poem That Did Not Receive A Ribbon" Poetry Contest
Rick Parise, Sponsor.

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Date: 9/5/2019 8:52:00 AM
Congrats on your well deserved podium finish, Gregory.
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Date: 8/30/2019 3:41:00 PM
"Magnificent Myth" is a magnificent poem, Greg!:-) Then again, you never disappoint with your gorgeous pen!
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Date: 8/29/2019 11:17:00 PM
The fragility of love glimmers in softest light Greg. This is beautiful! Congratulations on your deserving silver trophy! : ) xxoo
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Date: 8/29/2019 8:34:00 PM
An awesome write, fine spread outlining for a pleasant read, together it makes for a winning combination ~ Aloha William
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Date: 8/29/2019 7:31:00 PM
how are things going? I haven't got a soupmail lately!
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Date: 8/29/2019 7:30:00 PM
Congratulations, Greg. Awesome as always!
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Date: 8/29/2019 7:25:00 PM
Congrats to you SIR, lovely as hearts unravel upon the edge of yesteryear. LOVE IT !!!!
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Date: 7/30/2019 9:02:00 PM
BRAVO! Really, I get this, I've lived it as have countless other people and your write about it is awesome. To me, you summed up most marriages. Poetry hugs .... CayCay
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/30/2019 9:22:00 PM
Oh, thank you so much, CayCay, this means a great deal to me ... I'm not getting many comments lately, (just haven't had time to read and comment on other's), so when I DO it's even sweeter, and when it's from someone whose work I truly admire like you, it makes my day! I'm so pleased you got this one ... I was thinking of all the people I've heard that word from over the years, and how it now means absolutely nothing.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/30/2019 9:22:00 PM
(2) Sad, really, for even the Universe will someday end. Sad, also, that it's very often so conditional. Blessings, Dear Poet! :o) <3