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Soft Shadows

How helplessly I lie a relic of age and time staring at these glaring lights lost in weary, endless nights. Feverish dreams of long forgotten years burn like fire within me they drag me through the mire for I was once admired I was once desired. The midnight hour drones on and on and now, somehow I can see the essence of soft shadows coming down the hall yes...I can see them clearly now drifting softly down the hall oh sweet comfort I can see them all! Tender hands, gentle smiles soothing voices I recall faithful figures, mercy mild their shadows bring me peace within these weary walls. How greedily I drink the elixir of their kindness a healing, soothing balm angel shadows bring great calm banishing the loneliness that haunts within these walls. Sweet serenity their shadows bring as I’m ushered from these halls I close my eyes and fly away for I hear heaven’s call. Written 5/7/2018

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Date: 7/9/2018 11:03:00 PM
your write is beautiful my dear
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Date: 5/19/2018 9:35:00 PM
Lovely poem, Laura. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 5/19/2018 4:29:00 PM
So lovely - thank you and congratz of course - V
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/19/2018 6:14:00 PM
Thank you, Virginia :)
Date: 5/19/2018 3:32:00 PM
Melancholy loveliness in every line, Laura. I love this poem, and it is filled with so many thoughts of life, love, and loss. Beautiful!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/19/2018 6:13:00 PM
Thanks so much, Carrie!
Date: 5/19/2018 3:30:00 PM
Congratulations on your placement. This is such a powerful piece on being elderly.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/19/2018 6:14:00 PM
Thanks, Susan. :)
Date: 5/18/2018 6:38:00 PM
Laura, after reading this a few times I found myself wandering through a maze of metaphor......well done and thanks for entering the contest
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/19/2018 6:12:00 PM
Thank you, John! I enjoyed the subject and am glad I was placed!
Date: 5/16/2018 3:41:00 PM
Flows so smoothly and hopefully about old age---your faith shines through here and it is peaceful.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/16/2018 4:59:00 PM
Thanks, Craig! Glad you like this one :)
Date: 5/12/2018 3:45:00 AM
In your photo you look about 11 years young; so how can you write so well? This is poetry, Laura, pure and simple.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/14/2018 12:01:00 PM
Thank you, Caren! I’m actually a grandma! Thanks for your compliments. :)
Date: 5/9/2018 5:25:00 PM
No greater comfort then the shadows of angels. It's a well written piece Laura, gl in the contest
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/11/2018 11:12:00 AM
Thank you, Pixie :)
Date: 5/9/2018 5:16:00 PM
I am happy I was led to this beautiful poem. Love the angels. Nicely written :)
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/11/2018 11:13:00 AM
Thanks so much for your kind words, Heidi :)
Date: 5/8/2018 5:31:00 PM
Your "sweet serenity the shadows bring",soften the blow of lonelinessthat you so poignantly described. I was in awe!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/11/2018 11:14:00 AM
Thank you, Ralph, for the kind compliment! Glad you liked this :)
Date: 5/8/2018 2:45:00 PM
This is my favorite part of a well-written poem: " How greedily I drink the elixir of their kindness a healing, soothing balm angel shadows bring great calm banishing the loneliness that haunts within these walls." it is all good, but this just hit me.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/8/2018 3:15:00 PM
Thank you, Caren! I had to edit this poem quite a bit, but finally got it to where I wanted it to be. I’m so happy you enjoyed my poetic verse :)
Date: 5/7/2018 2:53:00 PM
The loneliness is always the worst at night but when I think of all the drama involved in a relationship, i smile and thank God I am alone:) Kinda sad but still yet a positive ending. I enjoyed reading you today, laura.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/7/2018 2:55:00 PM
Thank you, Daniel, for commenting on my poem. I really appreciate it!