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a veil descended upon his restless soul converted into apathy and grave sadness no need to take off the mask of shadows there was no living persona left to reveal he dreamt of Venetian Carnival nights but the only seduction was an illusion of free flowing movement in stagnation Henry was well versed in nagging despair he had been living a pantomime in disguise a rebel with course that led to destruction now in the naked light of nothing to show for his drama was an epitaph without real prologue curtains drawn and only mocking applause script empty and the protagonist sidelined a prompter whispering mindless nothingness an epic disaster personified with no hope he tore his bleeding heart out of pulsation ready to sever his wrists in an almighty gush yet only red make up trickled upon his face and rescued a lonely narration never to be 17th July 2020

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Date: 7/28/2020 12:58:00 PM
Your muse is a touching tale of pain and masked emotions Kai. Layered anguish drips from every line. Congratulations on your win! Blessings
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Date: 7/27/2020 12:36:00 PM
Kai, you have vividly captured the anguish of a tortured soul in this WINNING poem! Janice
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 7/28/2020 2:24:00 AM
Thank you Janice. I write the dark stuff quite a lot. I have been there but am very happy now. Kind and warm wishes, Kai
Date: 7/27/2020 4:27:00 AM
Kai, you captured the essence of unveiling the nature of masking one's soul with sadness through this dramatic narration. Congratulations for your fine placement in my contest. Mohan
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 7/28/2020 2:27:00 AM
Thank you Mohan. I really appreciate that. Thank you aldo for sponsoring the contest. Kind wishes, Kai