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The Red Square

Oh, you ARE a beauty, that's sure
          And are we really so different, you and I?
               Miracles, exquisite, born from the forces of the Universe
     Once, the quantum cosmic stuff of stars ...

Coursing with the energies of natural physics and dynamism
          Dust, helium, hydrogen ... we were melded in the bellies of suns
               But my existence, blessed with the spark of life, sentient
     The ability to cognate and discern and ponder

To appreciate with eyes and spirit, all that is wonder and art
          But perhaps, in your cold maelstrom of actuality, you prevail
               For your incredibly unique heart of crimson chaos and spin
     That oh-so-rare glimmer of geometric configuration

Knows not the horrors of loss, pain, terror, and death
          All that sublime beauty and blossom shall continue on, timeless
               Long after the concerns and cares of corporeality
     When I'm dust again, you'll still drift and dazzle and shine ... boundless.





~ 1st Place ~  in the "Nifty Named Nebula's" Poetry Contest
William Kekaula, Judge & Sponsor.

(I chose photo and nebula number seven, The Red Square Nebula, as it is my favorite, and, I believe, the most unusual).

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Date: 6/13/2019 10:57:00 AM
Congrats on your gold medal win, Gregory. Well penned.
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Date: 6/13/2019 4:27:00 AM
Congratulations on your first place win, Greg. You are a true craftsman when it comes to defining the essence of most topics.
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Date: 6/12/2019 6:09:00 PM
Back with congrats G on another great win!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/13/2019 1:18:00 AM
Thank you very much, John, That's very kind! Blessings - I hope you are well, my friend! :-)
Date: 6/12/2019 5:58:00 PM
I am so happy to see this wonderful poem in first place Greg, truly deserving! Congratulations my friend! : ) xxoo
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/13/2019 1:18:00 AM
Many kind thank you's, Connie - I so appreciate it, my good friend! :-) <3
Date: 6/12/2019 4:08:00 PM
Such lovely imagery and love the final thoughts! Congrats on first place, Greg!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/13/2019 1:16:00 AM
That's very sweet of you, Kim, and I thank you so much! :-) <3
Date: 6/12/2019 2:00:00 PM
Again, Gregory, you perpetually outdo yourself within a realm so rarely shared, indeed you are the master crafter of words and their appropriate placement, and with that, I would like to add my personal heartfelt thanks for gracing your awesome rendering within this contest that was made possible by the PoetrySoup members, as a place to be solely recognized and honored by its community of fellow poets, Aloha always, William Kekaula
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/13/2019 1:16:00 AM
You are so very kind, William, and this is such a wonderfully worded comment - poetry in itself, if I may say so. I am so very thankful for my placement in the contest - that you found my poem worthy - and humbled to be on a list with such excellent writers! Blessings, my friend! :-)
Date: 6/12/2019 8:44:00 AM
Loved every word G, this nebula is new to me, I marvel at the universe and your attempt to describe it's eternal beauty!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/13/2019 1:12:00 AM
It's amazing, isn't it? The single color, the geometry - fascinating stuff! Thank you, Buddy! :-)
Date: 6/12/2019 1:43:00 AM
The shape of this nebula is really unique and hard to believe that such geometry exists in a cluster. I like your take on the contest Greg. Brilliantly composed! : )
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/13/2019 1:11:00 AM
Thank you so much, Connie, I greatly appreciate it! I agree, also, that it's so extraordinary to find such a geometric shape on such a grand scale, and produced by seemingly random natural forces ... I have always been fascinated by it and its color, as most other nebulas, by their nature and elements, are a rainbow of hues. Blessings!