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Shadow to Shadow

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Shadow to shadow, shade to shade In youth the Eden where you played was left bereft, destroyed, decayed, by trusts malignant masquerade Shadow to shadow, shade to shade No grass survives your fallow glade, when opportunist needs invade and bleed the lives from every blade Shadow to shadow, shade to shade First, victims surging song is brayed but dirges of the wronged soon fade and urges pant their serenade Shadow to shadow, shade to shade Agendas you arrange cascade to keep your motives undisplayed and cover cracks in your charade Shadow to shadow, shade to shade You planted with your soiled spade these spoiled seeds in hopes that they'd advance the rancid plots you'd laid Shadow to shadow, shade to shade In kind, your ruined past replayed soon finds each bloom on whom you've preyed entombed in blighted beds you've made •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• May 2015

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Date: 6/19/2017 5:43:00 PM
WoW, Love this bit of a dark write :) Congrats on the win!
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Date: 4/26/2017 9:18:00 AM
Lycia, I was reading garden poems and came across this amazing monorhyme of yours. This is one of the BEST I have ever read! A Fave for me! Belated congrats! 7 ; )
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Lycia Harding
Date: 4/30/2017 4:59:00 PM
Hi Connie, thank you so much! It's about the perpetual nature of abuse. I'm sure you weren't expecting something quite so gritty in your innocent search but I do so love the dark write! Anyway, I'm glad you liked it. xoxo
Date: 8/20/2015 11:00:00 PM
Lycia.. What a beautifully descriptive dark write. You mastered Linda's contest and took home the win.. Congrats!
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Lycia Harding
Date: 8/21/2015 1:51:00 PM
Thank you, Lyric! xoxo
Date: 8/17/2015 10:38:00 AM
Congrats on ur awesome win Lycia! Second stanza loved the most!
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Lycia Harding
Date: 8/17/2015 10:13:00 PM
Thank you Dr Sharma, I tried to write the entire thing using horticultural terms (plants, gardening, farming, etc) I'm glad you liked it. xoxo
Date: 8/16/2015 9:29:00 PM
Hi Lycia. Congrats on your win. ~SKAT~
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Lycia Harding
Date: 8/17/2015 10:10:00 PM
Thank you, SKAT! xoxo
Date: 8/15/2015 11:50:00 AM
Enjoyed the write, Lycia.
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Lycia Harding
Date: 8/16/2015 10:34:00 AM
Thank you, James! xoxo
Date: 8/14/2015 6:55:00 PM
Hi Lycia,i love the flow and shadows all around this poem :) Congratulations on your awesome win. Stop by my latest blog "Poem for One Victim" if you'd like or have time. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Lycia Harding
Date: 8/16/2015 4:57:00 PM
Yes, I checked it out and greatly enjoyed the writes. Please don't ever stop contributing, your input/output is absolutely priceless. Thank you so much! LyLy xoxo
Date: 7/3/2015 8:20:00 AM
Wow...esoteric write that rhymes! Ah Lycia...I was not wrong about you. You're someone to watch! Loved this deep write. Should we use it as theme song for street parliamentarians against the corrupt and the opportunists under culture of consumerism? Or a women's lib chant to educate the gullible young maidens? :-)
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Lycia Harding
Date: 7/3/2015 3:32:00 PM
Now that you mention it though, the women's lib thing would be a good angle for a contest. Like, "If you were to give survival advice to the gullible young maidens, what would you tell them? First place: Glory Second place: $6,000 Limerick form only. No names please, I judge blind.'
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Lycia Harding
Date: 7/3/2015 3:23:00 PM
Yeah, or maybe we could take it to the 'Miracle Grow' people and pitch it as a jingle. Heh heh
Date: 6/12/2015 12:52:00 PM
Nice work!
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Lycia Harding
Date: 6/24/2015 1:11:00 PM
Thanks Kevin!
Date: 5/27/2015 7:09:00 PM
You write, I enjoy.. Sounds good to me, Lycia!
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