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This Pillaged Love

My strides left shallow imprints 'pon a sandy shore Gulls cried out in alarm and swarmed cornflower skies My thoughts turned to Avalon of King Arthur's lore while dawn broke as an amber yoke in morn's sunrise I shielded my eyes from the sea's shimmering waves sauntering restlessly with a sorrowful soul mourning my aggrieved heart, a heart that love enslaves My grief spills in the shallows of this rocky shoal Salty breeze, please chase away my tears of despair Tell me how to heal or in anguish I shall die Wounded by pillaged love, my emotions laid bare I walk this shore, begging my ache to mollify My footprints 'pon the sand and hope submerged in doubt I plead for a flood of faith to end passion's drought October 1, 2022 2022 Marathon Mile 15 Sponsored by Mark Toney

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Date: 10/16/2020 5:15:00 PM
This peerless opus's overall phraseology sounds so unbeatably sweet to recite a couple of times...growing one notch more palatable with every extra recital. You're a monstrously blessed connoiseur when it comes to these things, no doubt. ~ 10/10!
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/30/2022 4:20:00 PM
I am very thankful for your kind comments.
Date: 2/25/2020 4:22:00 AM
This sonnet is crafted so beautifully Lin, though sad. But that is life, isn't it. I miss you ready lady. xxoo
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Lin Lane
Date: 2/25/2020 4:28:00 AM
Connie, praise from you holds great value to me. I will miss you, too...your beautiful poetry about Hawaiian sunsets. I will continue to write Constanzas, only now they'll be posted in All Poetry. And now you have a new granddaughter. I will meet my granddaughter, to be born in May...my 2nd grandchild...first is a boy.
Date: 2/6/2020 1:26:00 PM
Super Sonnet Lin, great rhyme and flow too. Super stuff!
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Lin Lane
Date: 2/25/2020 4:26:00 AM
Thank you very much, Gordon.
Date: 2/6/2020 6:53:00 AM
Superb sonnet, filled with great imagery and emotions. So lovely and written very, very well. Hugs x
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Lin Lane
Date: 2/6/2020 9:07:00 AM
I'm delighted with your thoughts, Charlie. Thank you.
Date: 1/28/2020 6:19:00 AM
A beautifully penned sonnet, Lin, I could feel the emotion in this. I too have been wounded by pillaged love. I will save this in my faves to read later. Hugs, John
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/28/2020 7:43:00 AM
Thank you, John, sincerely.
Date: 1/26/2020 12:10:00 PM
To me this is a truly amazing sonnet. And one that touched on mythology and the beauty of olden legends. A reminder that I must re-post my Avalon poem I pulled from here very recently. Your verses easily match that of the golden, legendary poets of old my friend..Closing couplet deep, brilliant and perfect! A gem, a beauty and a true fav...
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Date: 1/26/2020 11:50:00 AM
Your poetry know no bounds, this is another stirring write Lin, loved every single word...a fave!
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/27/2020 4:28:00 AM
Thank you, John.
Date: 1/25/2020 3:15:00 PM
such a strong title using the word pillaged Lin, was waiting for a knight in shining armour to appear to rescue a damsel in such distress, a sad poem my friend:-) hugs jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/25/2020 4:12:00 PM
Tom would be that knight, Jan. lol Thanks for reading these sad lines. It's not where those footsteps were originally intended to traipse.
Date: 1/25/2020 2:06:00 PM
"My footprints 'pon the sand" says a lot...I like the feel of the read....
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/25/2020 2:09:00 PM
Thank you very sincerely, Arturo. I always love when a comment keys in on something specific he/or she liked.
Date: 1/25/2020 1:41:00 PM
One in search of love and passion, love your imagery and reference to King Arthur and Avalon, it took my mind to castles, knights and dragons. So well written Lin, your quill is aflame. Tom
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/25/2020 2:08:00 PM
Tom, you would be a knight in shining armor in Avalon, fighting a fire breathing dragon. Just don't put out that quill that you say is aflame. Thanks an awful lot, dear man.