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Old Wounds

Composed, my dreams embrace, then fade
with memories, quite undefined
returning nights, upon the shade
when clocks are wound, and sun reclines

When weariness is not enough
to lie alone, to sleep again,
the darkest ghosts, upon the cliffs
return as if I've begged them in

Appearing with unspoken words
to pull the quilt from tender bones
to race the heart, and pace the halls
and magnify what 's come and gone

For in the dark, a voice is clear
It calls to me, and I can hear
where loneliness has been my friend
and clearer than I could recall

I've pulled apart a scab disturbed
as if it were an angry wound
and somewhere in the distant world
a part of me has never healed

By light of day, you are gone 
I'm still alive, and still alone
hovering within the mist, 
with sunlight slipping down the trees

I'll brush my hair, and make the most
ignoring ghosts, all through my day
Tonight will come, and, still, I hope
to welcome sleep, becoming lost



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Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 7/24/2016 8:06:00 PM
You are so talented, congrats on a fine win.
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Date: 7/24/2016 6:40:00 AM
Hi Carrie, Congratulations on your win in the contest. An excellent write once again Carrie. You have such a gentle way of writing your vision that the reader just wants to follow from start to finish. One drowns in the emotion. Old wounds never truly heal, they can be so easily opened. Poetry at its best Carrie. This is a definite seven. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 7/23/2016 11:09:00 PM
Congrats on your win. Beautiful write. :) Sunita
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Date: 7/23/2016 10:30:00 PM
Carrie, congratulations and thank you for the nice comment on my blog. Your poem was one of my faves. SKAT
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Date: 7/23/2016 8:25:00 PM
Very moving, great poem
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Date: 7/23/2016 6:10:00 PM
Dropping back again with my congrats Carrie:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 7/23/2016 5:45:00 PM
Carrie, congrats on your placement lovely lady :)-luloo
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Date: 6/26/2016 12:43:00 AM
Congratulation my lovely smiling friend on your win with this beautiful poem. Loved always, bl
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Date: 6/25/2016 4:13:00 PM
Dropping back again with my congrats Carrie:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/25/2016 3:33:00 PM
The last two lines .... craving the sleep that brings the terror? Brilliant Carrie
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Date: 6/25/2016 3:15:00 PM
Carrie, a beautiful poem, one day I will learn this form! Congrats on your placement and thank you for being a part of my contest :)-luloo
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Date: 11/24/2014 9:14:00 AM
Carrie, congratulations on your top win for your exquisite poem! Your words are so moving and powerful, and I felt the deep emotion of the loneliness. 7+Fav, Sandra
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Date: 11/21/2014 9:32:00 PM
I think the word Mystic rose used best sums up this one: Exquisite, carrie, and congratulations.
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Date: 11/21/2014 8:21:00 PM
Congratulations Carrie, this poem is done to perfection. I feel the loneliness.
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Date: 11/21/2014 6:59:00 PM
Hauntingly beautiful; your poetry wounds and heals at the same time. Fabulous, Carrie.
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Date: 11/21/2014 5:43:00 PM
Loved it Carrie, another great poem to round out the top 3. All magnificent pieces. Truly inspiring works. Congrats
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Date: 11/21/2014 11:22:00 AM
such an emotion of feelings wrapped up in your words excellent Carrie congrats on win hugs
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Date: 11/21/2014 10:56:00 AM
Also faved it!
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Date: 11/21/2014 10:55:00 AM
This is a brilliant poem. Congratulations on your well deserved win.
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Date: 11/21/2014 7:25:00 AM
Wonderfully penned loneliness Carrie! Congrats on huge win!
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Date: 11/21/2014 4:24:00 AM
dropping back again with my congrats for Frank's contest Carrie:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/30/2014 11:52:00 AM
very powerful write Carrie many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 9/30/2014 7:04:00 AM
Congratulations of a fine win, well deserved.
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Date: 9/30/2014 6:14:00 AM
Dropping back with my congratulations Carrie. I'm glad to see this powerful poem won.
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Date: 9/30/2014 5:40:00 AM
Expressed with depthof feelings, congrats on the win, Carrie
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