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Soul of Iron

I am a soul of rusty iron within a steel clad heart. The tears I shed, the blood I've bled keeps me well apart. But when a lovely spirit bright with wings of lace and gold, lands upon my tarnished frame, my heart with love enfolds. I hold too tight this tiny light with a gasp of interlude, and far too soon the sweet commune becomes my solitude. When this heart of steel decays to leave a soul of iron, I fear no feathered wings will ever lift me from this mire. Written on May 21, 2016

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Date: 11/7/2016 9:40:00 AM
Powerful imagery and thoughts in your sad poem, Fran. Congratulations on your fine placement in the contest. Sandra
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Date: 11/6/2016 9:40:00 PM
Wonderful Quatrain, Francis. Many congrats on your superb win. Lainey
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Date: 5/24/2016 5:16:00 AM
Well done on your POTD, Francis. A worthy accolade for your lovely little verse - A much deserved seven! My best regards. :) john
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/25/2016 9:38:00 AM
Thank you john. ...Fran
Date: 5/24/2016 12:26:00 AM
The spirit of this poem is obviously from a soul of iron and it is strong! Congrats on this POTD!
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/25/2016 9:37:00 AM
Thank you Walter. ...Fran
Date: 5/23/2016 11:48:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem of the day, today! I relate especially to your last line... "I fear no feathered wings will ever lift me from this mire."
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/25/2016 9:36:00 AM
Thank you Bonnie. Unfortunately I Have too lately. God Bless!...Fran
Date: 5/23/2016 8:57:00 AM
- Francis, congratulations on your p.o.t.d. - Luck in contest - // Sun :)
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/25/2016 9:32:00 AM
Thank you Sun. ...Fran
Date: 5/23/2016 6:41:00 AM
Well done France's, congratulations on POTD honors...
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/25/2016 9:32:00 AM
Thank you Charlie. ...Fran
Date: 5/23/2016 2:50:00 AM
Congrats on POD in this beautiful write!
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/25/2016 9:06:00 AM
Thank you Brian. ...Fran
Date: 5/22/2016 4:11:00 PM
You did wonderfully with the weepy quatrain entry. I hope you get a winning spot, Francis!!
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/25/2016 9:05:00 AM
Thanks Andrea. ...Fran
Date: 5/22/2016 2:02:00 PM
Wow. This is really excellent. I think I am going to put it in my favorite list. Remarkable job, Fran! Easy 7 from me, and good luck with the contest.
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/25/2016 9:04:00 AM
Thank you Grahamburglar. ...Fran