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Underneath A Moonlit Sky

I sit in my lawn chair and reflect I feel fortunate to be here tonight Remembering my recent intentions As I look at the river, my angst is over The river was enticing me one night Water ripples whispering, calling me As I walked down to the water’s edge Dark, melancholy thoughts took over Imagining my body floating peacefully Until I am sinking, drowning, giving up My grief fading away under deep water As my feet touch the soft murky bottom Luckily, I was distracted that desperate night I heard an owl hoot, I looked up, startled Seeing his piercing eyes watching over me I decided to turn back as my toes are wet Walking home deep in thought, wondering Who sent the owl, was it real, a warning? Just a bird or an angel spirit sent for me My pain and grief are now feeling lighter I sat out under a moonlit sky that night I heard another hoot, the owl was back High up in a tree, his piercing eyes glowing Feeling at peace knowing my angel is back 7/25/2020 Contest: Pick-A-Title, Vol 20 Free Verse 3 Sponsor: Edward Ibeh 1/21/2021 Submitted into the contest: All Yours, sponsored by Brian Strand

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Date: 8/5/2020 7:00:00 AM
Your poem was so unique, and held my attention. Congratulations on your win, Tania.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 8/5/2020 1:51:00 PM
Thank you Jenna! :)
Date: 8/5/2020 6:09:00 AM
Such cool poem cleverly portrayed Tania mam:-) Enjoyed the deep imageries.Glad that your angel is back:-)I thought owls are always a sign of bad omen..but nice to that it was good spirit to you. Congratulations on your wonderful win:-)Keep writing and keep inspiring us.Take care.With love~Deepa:-)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 8/5/2020 1:51:00 PM
Thank you V.Deepa!
Date: 8/4/2020 3:22:00 PM
what a most interesting direction you took this title toward, Tania. I love this. turning away from suicide so very cleverly depicted. Congrats on your win. (loved the owl and how it played into things)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 8/4/2020 3:34:00 PM
Thank you Andrea!
Date: 8/4/2020 3:19:00 PM
Cool poem. All readers can picture themselves there. Comfort from your nearby golden eyed angel well conveyed.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 8/4/2020 3:34:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 8/4/2020 12:28:00 PM
Heartiest congratulations on your win in my contest with this splendid poem, Tania:-) You took me there with your awesome imagery!
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 8/4/2020 1:33:00 PM
Thank you Ed for your comments and my placement, I like your challenging contest! :)
Date: 8/4/2020 12:27:00 PM
Your muse is a deep one with beautiful emotions and soothing imagery Tania. Congratulations on your win! :)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 8/4/2020 1:33:00 PM
Thank you Aditi!
Date: 7/27/2020 5:42:00 AM
A very deep and rewarding read. I do like owls they are always keeping watch. Great poem!
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 7/27/2020 11:34:00 AM
Thank you Mark :)