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Recurring Monochrome Dream

I'm phasing in a recurring monochrome dream, velvet whispers lead me to a sonorous stream, translucent visions fall as vibrating showers, retracing footsteps on trampled golden flowers. Fragrant lullabies guide me on bronze ferns, a flamboyant willow guards the deserted turns. On a dilapidated porch I pick dry hazel leaves, under pungent moss, the tattered garden grieves. A wavy shadow moves behind heavy sepia curtain, why I stand in an unknown place, I feel uncertain. I ascend the staircase of my fears to a bolted door, a withered rosette of memories remains on the floor, beyond the entrance are mementos of a family in past, a photograph fading those faces but smiles would last. A crystal chandelier sings of days lost in aged time, strange that I find familiarity in the echoing chime. My pictures on the impervious roof in white appear, bewildered I run to the frozen window dripping fear. Oh this mind is a decaying house I visit in reprise, only to chase shapes of love from tears in my eyes. July 16, 2020 Decaying House Poetry Contest Sponsor: Constance La France ~Winner: 1st Place

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Date: 7/27/2020 6:36:00 PM
Congrats on this well penned poem! Great!
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 7/29/2020 4:13:00 AM
Thank you Timothy! :)
Date: 7/25/2020 9:12:00 AM
Aditi, congratulations on your win in my decaying house contest with this excellent write, a FAV for me _Constance
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Date: 7/29/2020 4:13:00 AM
Thank you for your kind appreciation, the fav and my placement in your contest Constance :)
Date: 7/24/2020 9:46:00 PM
I wasn't surprised at all to see this one at the top of the winner's list. Well done, my friend. Keep writing and inspiring ~ John
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 7/29/2020 4:13:00 AM
Thank you for another visit to appreciate and encourage me dear friend. You are a blessing to me :)
Date: 7/23/2020 8:41:00 PM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing this, and for constantly sharing your talent. God bless you.
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Date: 7/29/2020 4:12:00 AM
Thank you for your kind visit and appreciation Beata. Blessings and love :)
Date: 7/23/2020 11:46:00 AM
Hello Aditi mam, Fabulous imagery...I agree..Mind is a Decaying house...!! Each lines are awesome.:-) Congratulations on your wonderful win:-) I believe your doing well.Stay safe. Keep writing and keep inspiring.Much love:-):-).
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 7/29/2020 4:11:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and such generous blessings and appreciation Deepa. I am doing well. Glad you loved it. Blessings and much love :) Take care!
Date: 7/22/2020 4:18:00 PM
Brilliant choice of words, Aditi, well expressed and my compliments on your win -- Aloha~@William
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 7/29/2020 4:10:00 AM
Thank you for your kind appreciation William! :)
Date: 7/21/2020 9:25:00 PM
Great! Very well written! Congrats
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 7/29/2020 4:10:00 AM
Thank you for appreciating Timothy :)
Date: 7/19/2020 10:27:00 PM
Congrats on your top placement with this exceptional write.
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Date: 7/29/2020 4:10:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and kind appreciation Richard! :)
Date: 7/19/2020 8:51:00 PM
A magnificent poem Aditi! Congratulations on your win blessings Connie xxoo
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 7/29/2020 4:09:00 AM
Thank you for your kind wishes and appreciation Connie. Much love :)
Date: 7/19/2020 3:31:00 PM
Haunting images of a journey with your mind's eye remembering love lost, Aditi. Wonderfully written. Congratulations on your first place win! Blessings and hugs!
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Date: 7/29/2020 4:09:00 AM
I am glad you loved my muse so much Sam. Thank you for your kind appreciation and blessings. Much love :)
Date: 7/19/2020 2:42:00 PM
superb imagery Aditi you wove the words in so brilliantly, many congratulations on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/29/2020 4:09:00 AM
Thank you for such kind words of appreciation Jan! Blessings and love :)
Date: 7/18/2020 3:37:00 PM
Great write! Lot of images fly past our eyes! All the best for another win!
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Aditi Mishra
Date: 7/29/2020 4:08:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and kind appreciation Krish! It means a lot to me :)
Date: 7/17/2020 2:53:00 AM
So delicate with the exact right amount of imagery and suspense. Good luck in the contest; you imagery is fabulous Aditi.
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Date: 7/29/2020 4:07:00 AM
Glad you loved it Caren. Thank you for such kind words of appreciation. Much love :)
Date: 7/16/2020 11:54:00 AM
I just love your poem and am sure it will be a winner,. I enjoyed it tremendously. I love the theme of this one and wish you all the best, God bless you!
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Date: 7/29/2020 4:06:00 AM
I am glad you love my muse Gina! Thank you for your visit and kind appreciation. Blessings and love :)
Date: 7/16/2020 11:05:00 AM
I just adore this poem of the decaying house and how you describe the scene as a dream sequence. "A crystal chandelier sings of days lost in aged time / strange that I find familiarity in the echoing chime" are favorites, as is "only to chase shapes of love from tears in my eyes". The decaying house appears to be an aging mind? Love the rhymes and everything about this, Aditi. Brilliant personification, going into my faves. This feels like a winner to me, my dear friend ~ John
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Date: 7/29/2020 4:03:00 AM
I am glad you took the journey with my muse and loved it John. It resembles an aging mind as well the remnants of a memory/fear. Thank you for your kind appreciation and the fave dear friend. Blessings :)