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The Sound Of Shovels Scrape

A man once knelt beside a mirrored pool,
stared into the eyes of a faithless fool.
An empty soul who made a devil's pact,
to turn away from truth in search of fact.

With no light to shine on this troubled trail,
he then became lost, then slipped and fell.
Leaving all he knew for a promised lie,
he lived in darkness til the day he died.

Now all alone deep in his earthly tomb,
he ponders his choice of eternal doom.
He is kept awake from his peaceful sleep,
by the mournful hymns while the widows weep.

Sometimes he hears the sound of shovels scrape,
he knows another fool has sealed their fate.




3/10/19

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Date: 3/16/2019 3:37:00 PM
Turning away from truth in search of fact makes me think of the "tests" some apply to faith. They will not believe what they cannot prove. Some of the darkest people I know accept nothing based on faith. A compelling poem that helps set the mood for the approach of Easter. Beautifully written, Laura. Congratulations on your win! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/17/2019 10:11:00 AM
Thank you Carolyn and Laura thanks you.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 3/16/2019 3:38:00 PM
The couplet at the end is especially powerful!
Date: 3/16/2019 12:29:00 PM
I really liked this excellent poem, Wren...the message, the rhythmic meter are all superb! Congrats on your win! :)
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/16/2019 1:53:00 PM
Thank you Laura!
Date: 3/16/2019 12:09:00 PM
Back with congrats:)
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/16/2019 1:53:00 PM
Thank you P.S.!
Date: 3/16/2019 10:55:00 AM
quite chilling imagery Wren congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/16/2019 1:52:00 PM
Thank you Jan!
Date: 3/16/2019 9:57:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Wren! Sad--but so beautiful! Janice
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/16/2019 1:27:00 PM
Thank you Janice!
Date: 3/16/2019 9:46:00 AM
Well done Wren, an expose of the ultimate "Let's Make A Deal".......oops...wrong door.....
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/16/2019 1:27:00 PM
Thank you John!
Date: 3/11/2019 4:56:00 AM
exquisite phrasing. each line a work of art.
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/11/2019 5:30:00 PM
Thank you P.S.!
Date: 3/11/2019 2:08:00 AM
Wren, your take on the contest is gorgeously done, so subtle, and yet, so true to what is happening. Nice one indeed my friend. Good luck in the contest.
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/11/2019 5:30:00 PM
Thank you Caren! Have a blessed day my friend!