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This Faulty Soul

 
"Teach me to feel another's woes, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me." Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744 ____________________ I began life pure and guiltless, A girl innocent and faultless; As I grew my soul became flawed, Teach me to heal fault I see, God. My young soul began to have cracks, It is full of fractures and gaps; From pits of sorrow I have clawed, Teach me to heal fault I see, God. This life gone awry and amiss, oh could you please, please press a kiss; I am weary of this façade, Teach me to heal fault I see, God. Each day, moment I am falling, I am damaged, broken, weeping; From chains of the past I have crawled, Teach me to heal fault I see, God. But deep inside there is a strength, In this faulty soul's depth and length; I am weakness and strength. How odd! Teach me to heal fault I see, God ____________________________________________ November 21, 2016 Poetry/Kyrielle/This Faulty Soul Copyright Protected, ID 16-851-854-0 All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym. Written for the contest, The Fault Line, sponsor, Anthony Slausen Fourth Place

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Date: 12/9/2016 4:33:00 PM
Only time and our relationship with God can mend them. Well done. Congratulations.
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Date: 12/9/2016 1:27:00 PM
There is weariness, yes, at times, but with hope and wit you present us with many things. Cheers, Broken Wings. : )
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Date: 12/9/2016 12:34:00 PM
So sad and true for many. Very well done. Congratulations :)
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Date: 12/9/2016 10:52:00 AM
So sad and deep, Constance, but such a beautiful prayer-poem beseeching God to heal your fractured soul. Congratulations on your fine placement on such a short list of winners! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 11/23/2016 7:38:00 AM
This is excellent in meaning and depth, Constance:) an undoubted 7:)
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Date: 11/22/2016 6:51:00 PM
Lots of layers here to unfurl, you've captured the essence of the quote quite powerfully.
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Date: 11/22/2016 1:02:00 PM
Thoughts crumbling from th depths ... my mind wraps around your jaded steps ...
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Date: 11/22/2016 11:50:00 AM
Inspired write.. loved the flow and deep connection!
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Date: 11/22/2016 6:44:00 AM
Since we have evolved from more primitive life forms, of course we have flaws if we compare ourselves to an ideal of what perfection should be. We have instincts and behaviors that are from who only knows where. I believe that even your flaws are full of perfection, however. I hope you realize what a pleasure for the readers here to see how you have taken life's lemons and turned it all into beautiful words.
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Date: 11/21/2016 4:14:00 PM
so beautiful so full of emotion and I love the impact of the repeated line Constance :-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 11/21/2016 4:03:00 PM
This is simply a gorgeous poem, Constance. Inspired would be the correct word:)
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Date: 11/21/2016 3:52:00 PM
I love the depth and emotion of this beautiful well written poem.
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