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I sit upon the well-worn vinyl couch and apprehensively await my turn to see the doctor. Others, deep in thought, glanced up a moment, then resumed their worlds. I scan the room, a mixture of decor— odd tables, lamps. But now my eyes are fixed upon the papered wall, a strange design of rambling shapes. Amid this chaos hangs a painting filled with imagery of life. I fall into this peaceful, quiet scene as graceful birds with arched wings fly above. Neath blue-gray skies, there winding down a hill, a brook meanders to the lovely lake, as nestled buildings on the velvet grass are hugged by two dirt roads. And there, my love with horse and wagon, riding to the house... our home, surrounded by the blossomed trees. Content within, I happily await... ...inside this painting, work of art, of life secured within a well-framed boundary, suspended on a nail upon a wall; a sense-filled concept, so confined, compact, divided from the abstractness beyond its stable, gilded frame of burnished gold. I hear my name now called, and it's my turn to see the doctor...and my mind now leaps outside the gilded frame...into a world... ...unlike the painted picture on the wall. Sandra M. Haight ~1st Place~ Contest: Within A Gilded Frame Sponsor: Broken Wings Judged: 05/12/2016 Painting: 'Beating The Showers Home' Artist: Charlotte Joan Steinberg, known for her New England scenes on Christmas cards and her paintings of Americana. Form: Blank Verse - 10 syllables and 5 feet per line, unrhymed Rules: NEW poem on the theme of a painting you like, but the twist is you become part of the painting, stay there awhile and write a poem if you stay in the gilded frame forever or just visit that is up to you....

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Date: 5/24/2016 5:25:00 AM
Never to late....Congrats on a well deserved piece...Thank you for sharing it...Jai
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Date: 5/13/2016 1:39:00 PM
Wonderful writing and very creative perspective Sandra.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/13/2016 3:18:00 PM
Thank you very much, James. Sandra
Date: 5/13/2016 2:26:00 AM
Sandra, congratulations on your wonderful win. LINDA
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/13/2016 3:18:00 PM
Thank you very much, Linda. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/12/2016 10:44:00 PM
Great write and win Sandra...Congrats
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Date: 5/13/2016 3:17:00 PM
Thank you very much, Joseph. Sandra
Date: 5/7/2016 6:47:00 PM
wow, you did this SO WELL. I am very impressed. It may be the best one yet I have seen. FAVE
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/8/2016 8:07:00 PM
Thank you very much, Andrea. I am honored by your supportive comment and FAVE! Much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/6/2016 9:59:00 PM
Beautifully written - a joy! CayCay
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Date: 5/8/2016 8:07:00 PM
Hi CayCay, thank you so much for stopping by with your nice comment. Hugs, Sandra