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The Cloak of Despair

The heart pulsates with times I remember So pained to my soul you have become My eyes see cold ashes without ember As tomorrow fades from view, I succumb Buried lonely inside, where silent tears flow Love seems fleeting, carried by a sad wind While it glides beyond farthest reach I know And claims the untraveled distance within As nights begin to merge like flowing rain To pelt the fogged window of my glass heart I'll melt into the darkness balled in pain Then rip out the reasons where footprints start They'll be no yesterday's in a black sky Only bright stars retreating as I cry Frederic Parker 9/25/14

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Date: 2/26/2015 2:16:00 PM
Good poem I especially like the last verse
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Date: 2/25/2015 12:07:00 AM
Very nicely done :)
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Date: 2/24/2015 12:56:00 PM
Beatiful poetic wordage and emotional too. My compliments, Frederic
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Date: 2/24/2015 12:49:00 PM
The fever subsides as the rain comes down. It may take years or maybe getting out of town. But the darkness fades as those stars come out. And sooner or later someone begins to remove the doubt. Love your lines Fredric.
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Date: 2/24/2015 10:19:00 AM
A fine sonnet, deeply felt
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Date: 2/24/2015 10:05:00 AM
wonderful poem...really impressed.thank you for inspiring us
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Date: 2/24/2015 9:41:00 AM
Beautiful write, I love the way it flow every line. 7 Blessings
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Date: 2/24/2015 9:30:00 AM
Deeply dark, yet richly transparent and accessibly luminous. Thank you for giving voice to my more silent screams. Gerald Oliver
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Date: 2/24/2015 9:24:00 AM
Beautiful and filled with so much emotion. Love it. Janet
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Date: 1/18/2015 6:36:00 AM
Your words just flow... and its a pleasure to read your sonnets... such a lonely soul, all alone and fading away... very touching... another one of my fav #7... nad
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Date: 11/15/2014 7:06:00 AM
'And claims the the untraveled distance within' wonderful line, Frederic! I could go on! 'Only bright stars retreating as I cry' another! And on and on! Brilliant! jmg
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Date: 10/3/2014 11:07:00 AM
This is a touching and sad poem, Frederic. May tears sooth the aching heart. Congrats on your win. // paul
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Date: 10/3/2014 8:22:00 AM
utterly fascinating, Frederick... shine on!.. huggs
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Date: 9/30/2014 11:58:00 AM
Beautifully penned emotional sonnet Frederic many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Frederic Parker
Date: 10/1/2014 2:38:00 PM
thank you Jan for reading
Date: 9/30/2014 9:11:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this lovely Sonnet.
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Frederic Parker
Date: 10/1/2014 2:39:00 PM
thank you Brenda for reading
Date: 9/30/2014 6:01:00 AM
Nicely done sonnet, congrats. Frederic
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Frederic Parker
Date: 10/1/2014 2:40:00 PM
thank you Dr Ram for reading
Date: 9/28/2014 1:41:00 AM
Truly a wonderful sonnet Frederic! Melancholic and mesmerizing! #7
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Frederic Parker
Date: 9/28/2014 6:31:00 PM
thank you Connie for the kindness
Date: 9/25/2014 10:11:00 PM
Stark images of despair with the rain and the bright stars retreating. I loved that line!! You are such a great sonneteer, Frederick!
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Frederic Parker
Date: 9/26/2014 5:30:00 PM
thank you for your kindness my poetic friend, had to dig deep for this one...
Date: 9/25/2014 12:39:00 PM
deeply quilled; raw and personal Frederick... I love this!.. huggs
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Frederic Parker
Date: 9/26/2014 5:32:00 PM
personal yes from many many years ago, thank you my friend
Date: 9/25/2014 11:09:00 AM
Such an emotive masterpiece leaves one pondering! Amazing power of words Frederic!
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Frederic Parker
Date: 9/26/2014 5:33:00 PM
it's good to ponder to seek out reasons to unanswered questions, thank you Dr Upma
Date: 9/25/2014 10:41:00 AM
Very emotional beautiful sonnet Frederic! xxx D.
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Frederic Parker
Date: 9/26/2014 5:35:00 PM
Dorian thank you my new poetic friend, I'll seek out your poetry and read