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Midnight Romance

Midnight Romance

Dusk falls quickly on cerulean skies
Day morphs from ash of roses to sable
Our love's vision flashes before my eyes
Midnight romance, like an ancient fable

Charcoal sketches meander in my mind
While jasmine-absinthe incense is burning
it's smoke, evokes passions clearly defined
porcelain skin blushes with love's yearning

Obsidian-ebony eyes that gleam
pleading to quench needy soulful desire
beckoning me to unite in the dream
willingly, I rush to put out the fire

My mind's eye sees quivering crimson lips
As love drips from ivory fingertips




October 18,2017







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Date: 7/31/2019 10:36:00 AM
Well said John , No it's sad but not fiction. He was my best friend for over 40 years. He died in 2001 and his Wife, Children and me talk about him like he is Still here.
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John Hamilton
Date: 7/31/2019 7:59:00 PM
Thanks Cal for your nice visit and comment!
Date: 4/16/2018 3:23:00 PM
Very nice John, it's good to stretch your wings with a different form every once in a while. I'll leave the lyric to you though.
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John Hamilton
Date: 4/17/2018 11:30:00 AM
Thanks James, yeah I like a good sonnet once in a while!
Date: 2/24/2018 12:54:00 AM
hi John i love this poem. it is like a song. congrat for your great win i like this ending verse most " My mind's eye sees quivering crimson lips As love drips from ivory fingertips"
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John Hamilton
Date: 2/24/2018 1:22:00 PM
Thanks Muhammad
Date: 12/17/2017 3:46:00 AM
Congrats on your win, John - this is such a great write, Buddy - enjoyed it very much! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :-)
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John Hamilton
Date: 12/18/2017 10:14:00 AM
Thanks Greg, I guess it's a good one, seems to place well, thanks take care!
Date: 12/4/2017 5:41:00 PM
Beautifully crafted, captivating. Congratulations, John.
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John Hamilton
Date: 12/4/2017 9:39:00 PM
Thanks Bernard
Date: 11/18/2017 11:40:00 PM
Congratulations John on Best New Poem for your blissful write!! So happy for you and well deserved!!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 11/20/2017 6:28:00 PM
I'm so happy for you!
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/19/2017 8:35:00 AM
Thanks Susan it was a nice surprise I've never broke into top ten before so I am pleased!
Date: 11/18/2017 8:32:00 PM
Wonderful. Congrats on your win, John.
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/18/2017 8:35:00 PM
Thanks Line I do appreciate it!
Date: 11/18/2017 5:31:00 AM
Best New Poem, Buddy - awesome stuff!! :-)
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/18/2017 11:06:00 AM
Thanks Greg yeah my first time in the top ten, so I am pleased, I guess sometimes if you put in the work it gets rewarded!
Date: 11/17/2017 6:18:00 AM
Just now found this superb sonnet my friend. A wonderful creation sends such magnificent imagery and depth of romantic desires! A fav....
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/17/2017 8:34:00 AM
Thanks Robert for the nice visit and the fave, I worked hard on this one as it was a difficult contest challenge.
Date: 11/14/2017 5:30:00 PM
Back to give you congratulations on your win John, and also being number two on the best new poems list! I faved this one! : )
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/14/2017 8:26:00 PM
Thanks so much Connie, I am really shocked to see this poem do so well, my first time in the top ten. I appreciate the fave especially!
Date: 11/13/2017 7:34:00 AM
This is gorgeous, John! A well-deserved win. Very beautiful sonnet.
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/13/2017 11:00:00 PM
Thanks Becca coming from you I am thrilled with your very generous comment, thanks again, take care!
Date: 11/12/2017 3:59:00 PM
John I'm dropping back again to say well done on your place with Dale in the contest and also your placement in the best new poems contest i am absolutely delighted the poem has got the recognition it deserves:-) hugs jan xxxx
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/12/2017 4:05:00 PM
Thanks Jan, someone must have pulled out of Dales contest, I don't understand how I ended up in 10th place, but anyway, I'll take it. Yes I see we are 1 and 2 on the top 100, so that is a nice surprise, for me, finally after 2 years I break into the top ten. Yours is where it should be I recognized immediately it was a winner! Congrats on a worthy number 1.
Date: 11/9/2017 5:27:00 AM
Beautiful write John...Congrats on your win..
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/9/2017 8:13:00 AM
Thanks Joseph
Date: 11/8/2017 5:57:00 PM
Congratulations on your belated, but much-deserved, 10th Place win! Thanks so much for taking the time to enter the contest.
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/9/2017 8:13:00 AM
Thanks Dale, I don't know how this happened, but thanks, it's a privilege.
Date: 11/8/2017 12:58:00 PM
The amount of imagery takes me to a place indescribably different. I must admit this poem gives me a new view on how to better describe visually. Thank you!
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/8/2017 4:37:00 PM
Thanks Kristina for the visit, first time (I think), I am glad you liked it and can learn something from it, I feel like it accomplished it's purpose. I appreciate the nice visit!
Date: 11/6/2017 10:11:00 AM
I'm glad you got a win with Brian and was saddened to not see your poem on the winners list I'd already added it to my faves the first time I read it:-) hugs jan xx
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/6/2017 6:25:00 PM
Thanks Jan, cest la vie, it takes a lot to get me worked up, and this isn't it, but thanks for the vote of confidence, and the fave!
Date: 11/6/2017 8:45:00 AM
I missed reading this one before now. Sorry, John, but it's quite a romantic tryst you've described. Nicely delivered.
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/6/2017 6:24:00 PM
Thanks Lin, this one felt good as it flowed!
Date: 11/6/2017 12:21:00 AM
And congrats on the win, my friend, very much deserved ... had to read this a couple more times!
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/6/2017 6:23:00 PM
Thanks so much for the kind words and the fave!
Date: 11/5/2017 9:35:00 PM
Oh, man, this is just gorgeous, John, and so well crafted from beginning-to-end, with fluid meter and exquisite imagery - just loving this and must fav! I find these contests with so many requirements and "supplied" words just too daunting at this point, (to the point where I haven't entered any), and I so admire anyone who does, and who can weave such a sublime tapestry as this while doing so ... just stunning, Brother! :-)
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/6/2017 6:23:00 PM
Thanks Greg, but I look at it differently, all the beautiful words were provided, I didn't have to think of them(and probably never would have) so it's like a jigsaw puzzle to me I'm given the pieces but just have to put them together. For you a poet with an amazing vocabulary would find the required words as a hindrance to your writing style, so thanks anyway but don't feel I deserve much credit!
Date: 11/3/2017 8:30:00 PM
Well..certainly seems the competition is stiff Very well written & romantic. ..good luck
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/3/2017 8:56:00 PM
Thanks Donna, I've never seen sooo many great sonnets entered for a contest, I can't imagine judging this one! Thanks for the kind visit!
Date: 11/3/2017 11:14:00 AM
Many congrats on your win in Brian's contest I hope dale likes it as much as I do:-) hugs jan xx
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/3/2017 5:15:00 PM
Thanks Jan, yeah me too, I got a N/A on his last contest so not too confident with this one, thanks a bunch!
Date: 11/3/2017 9:35:00 AM
An exceedingly worthy poem, John. Without a doubt the Sonnet is an extremely difficult beast to master; try as I may I have never managed even one half-decent attempt. Very well done indeed! My very warmest regards as always. :) john P.s Congrats - and deservedly so!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/3/2017 11:16:00 AM
I love the challenge of the contests John and the longest I took was with one called 'homeward Bound' where the lyrics had to fit set music, i am not musical at all and I think its probably the poem I'm most proud of - it took me about 5 days to write in total:-) hugs jan xx
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/3/2017 10:44:00 AM
Thanks John, I had a lot of difficulty with this one, not only a sonnet but with ten words assigned to use, well let's just say 3 days is too long to write a poem. I think you could do it, you are so gifted, me my forte is songwriting, but every once in a while I challenge myself with something out of my comfort zone, like this, glad you liked it, I am honored by your visit and kind words!
Date: 11/1/2017 1:53:00 PM
John, this is wonderful. Your use of the words is appropriate and creative. Good sonnet. Congratulations on your well deserved win.
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/1/2017 6:15:00 PM
Thanks Janice, I have not placed in a premium contest lately. so it feels good, thanks for the nice visit!
Date: 11/1/2017 5:26:00 AM
John, returning to congratulate you on your well deserved win with your beautifully written and melodious poem. I knew it was outstanding and a romantic winner with me from the start... Blissful!
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John Hamilton
Date: 11/1/2017 10:22:00 AM
Thanks Susan, it did feel good working on this one, although it was a tough challenge for me, glad the sponsor felt it was worthy!
Date: 10/31/2017 1:02:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, John.
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John Hamilton
Date: 10/31/2017 12:18:00 PM
Thanks Subimal, same to you well done!
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