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On The Bevel Of A Moonbeam's Edge

I search in vain for some incantation I can invoke to leverage my psychosis into a semblance of sanity. The illusion, like my delusional sense of purpose, has lost its appeal. On the bevel of a moonbeam’s edge - derelict of enchantment, perceptions distort thoughts sliding on a fragment of reality, contorting the cosmos of my mind like a maze of fun house mirrors, leaving me teetering on the splintered brink of a sinkhole without a resolution. Susan Ashley June 5, 2019 ~ Tenth Place ~ Premiere Contest: Eight Word Challenge Poetry Contest Sponsor: Kai Michael Neumann *required words: psychosis, leverage, fragment, bevel, derelict, resolution, sinkhole, illusion*

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Date: 7/7/2019 5:14:00 AM
Excellent poetry Susan, congrats. :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/7/2019 9:30:00 PM
Gary, thank you for your wonderful comment and congrats. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/4/2019 7:12:00 AM
I love the title and everything written is golden.
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Date: 7/5/2019 9:17:00 AM
I relish your beautiful comments, Georgia, and I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your gracious visit. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/2/2019 4:50:00 PM
Well done, Susan. Congrats on your finely deserved win.
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Date: 7/2/2019 7:30:00 PM
Thank you, Line, for you uplifting congrats. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/2/2019 11:02:00 AM
I search in vain for words to express my pleasure at reading this poetry. This is deliriously perfect, Susan. I donno how comes. It's you who should be on my place.
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Date: 7/2/2019 10:07:00 PM
Oh no, Kurt.. you are so very generous and kind but the rightful trophy winner is you, my talented friend. 'It's an illusion' is a poem of sheer creative genius and I loved it! Your artistry shines I'm honored to share the podium with you. Thank you for your beautiful comments and heartwarming congrats, you are appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/2/2019 8:33:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in this challenging contest. You have done a fantastic job with the words.
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Date: 7/2/2019 7:31:00 PM
Thank you, Janis, your wonderful comments and kindhearted congrats are a joy to receive. You are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/2/2019 4:30:00 AM
Hi Susan. Congratulations on your win in my contest. I like the moonbeam's edge. Kind wishes, Kai
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Date: 7/2/2019 6:53:00 PM
Thank you, Kai, for the honor of my wonderful placement in your contest. I loved your Eight Word Challenge and it was such a pleasure to write for your contest. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/11/2019 8:55:00 AM
I can feel this; love the line with the "fun house mirrors"; gives the feeling of confusion and disillusion. Great.
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Date: 6/11/2019 6:38:00 PM
M. L., it’s always wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for your encouraging comments. I’m so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2019 11:31:00 PM
A fine write
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Date: 6/11/2019 6:20:00 PM
Thank you, Allen, for your wonderful comment. Your kind visit is truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/8/2019 8:27:00 PM
There were some pretty challenging words in Kai's contest Susan and you express them beautifully in your entry. I hope to see this a top winner! : ) xxoo
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Date: 6/11/2019 6:36:00 PM
Thank you, Connie, for your uplifting and encouraging comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem. Your presence here is truly appreciated, my wonderful friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/8/2019 3:57:00 PM
wow, to read this wonderful poetry, hard to believe you were constrained to using eight introduced words, each in which blends within your imagination so well, so subtle. with the theme you have created here..excellent poetry, Susan..
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Date: 6/11/2019 6:34:00 PM
Thank you, Harry, your esteemed presence and uplifting comments inspire me to reach ever higher. I relish the your wonderful visit and your precious thoughts. Warmest wishes always, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/8/2019 7:29:00 AM
Had I not read the end info about the contest, I would have accepted this as another excellent poem from your pen, Susan, but realizing that you also had to incorporate a set of prompt words takes it to a higher dimension. You managed this with deceptive apparent ease. ~ Warm regards & hugs // paul
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Date: 6/11/2019 6:31:00 PM
I am elated, as always, by your generous and heartfelt eloquence, Paul :) You never fail to uplift me with your treasured comments and inspire me with your shining presence. Thank you, my dear friend, for sharing your valued thoughts with me. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/7/2019 3:11:00 PM
Nice writing Susan, a nice one indeed!
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Date: 6/8/2019 9:12:00 PM
Gordon, it’s wonderful to see you here. Thank you for your encouraging comments. I’m so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/7/2019 11:17:00 AM
Hi Susan: Congratulations! You inserted each word to produce an enviable well written poem!
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Date: 6/8/2019 9:12:00 PM
Ralph, your wonderful comments are uplifting. Thank you for your lovely thoughts. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/6/2019 10:44:00 PM
Oh Susan, you have put your special touch on this as usual, and as usual you have created a wonderful poem so brilliantly written. Best wishes in the contest. Warmest wishes to you my dear friend. ~Charlie
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Date: 6/8/2019 9:10:00 PM
My dear friend, Charlie, your wonderful comments warm my heart. Thank you for expressing your appreciation so beautifully and for the best wishes. You have a generous spirit, dear poet and I appreciate you, my charming friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/6/2019 9:04:00 AM
A superbly crafted poem, born of and from a very hard set contest challenge. You my dear friend, rose up to that challenge magnificently and with a truly exceptional artistry too!
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Date: 6/8/2019 9:07:00 PM
My dear friend, your encouraging presence and precious comments are deeply appreciated. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with me, Robert, your kindhearted insight inspires me. Warmest wishes always, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/6/2019 6:07:00 AM
Dear sis...you never miss...the illumination factor is still strong in the Castle lol...happy unicorn day!...great entry illum, love ya...bro bro {*J*}
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Date: 6/8/2019 9:04:00 PM
My dear bro-ster, keeper and defender of the Royal Unicorns, your endearing presence never fails to brighten my day and my little corner of the castle.. lol. I am charmed by your wonderful comments, sweet bro bro. Love and hugs, your sis, Illum <3
Date: 6/5/2019 9:07:00 PM
I have to confess that I was very concerned about my dear friend Susan Ashley's state of mind---until I saw that she was 'up to the (8-word) challenge.' Whew! That was a relief. Still and all, next time please ask her to write these challenges in the third person. I don't want to risk a major heart attack... LOL. All the best, all of the time! ~ gw
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Date: 6/8/2019 8:59:00 PM
Ah, my dear friend, your are such an uplifting presence. You never fail to make me smile, Gershon. Thank you, for your concern for my state of mind, lol, and for your awesomeness, your comments are cherished. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/5/2019 6:03:00 PM
Great one Susan! Well done :)
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Date: 6/6/2019 3:35:00 PM
Heidi, it’s so wonderful to see you here. Thank you for your encouraging comments. I’m so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/5/2019 4:34:00 PM
"...leverage my psychosis into a semblance of sanity.", I've tried that soooo many time and break-out laughing Susan, Best Wishes, Aloha William
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Date: 6/6/2019 3:36:00 PM
Your visit is a delight, William. Thank you for your sharing your precious thoughts with me. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/5/2019 3:46:00 PM
You said it clearly and many feel it too...changes can be confusing...let me try an invocation then...Break through to the other side Leaving on a jet plane to the sky Far away from the evil eye Break through to the other side...
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Date: 6/6/2019 3:33:00 PM
Thank you for your inspiring presence, Arturo. Your kind words are touching and are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always, mon ami.. Susan
Date: 6/5/2019 11:35:00 AM
such a moving piece Susan, I especially love the opening line of the second stanza you have an amazing poetic ability thanks for sharing your talents:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 6/6/2019 3:29:00 PM
I’m honored by your generous and gracious comments, Jan. Thank you truly for your wonderful words. My day is made brighter by your presence here. Thank you, Jan. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/5/2019 10:04:00 AM
This is a very moving piece about an uncontrollable mass of thoughts, Susan. Janice
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Date: 6/6/2019 3:24:00 PM
Thank you, Janice, for your gracious comments. Your visit and kind words are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/5/2019 9:54:00 AM
I feel this way...especially as I leap slightly past middle age...yikes! A winner!
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Date: 6/6/2019 3:22:00 PM
Indeed, I know the feeling you speak of, Kim. Middle age can be a mind-bending experience.. haha! Thank you for your lovely comments and endorsement. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/5/2019 9:19:00 AM
I think we have a winner. <3
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Date: 6/6/2019 3:19:00 PM
Thank you, Mo, I relish your pithy comment and your endorsement is uplifting. Let’s hope your positive vibes cast a spell over the judge.. lol! Warmest wishes always my lovely.. ~Susan <3