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Within A Realm Few Are Ever Unfortunate Enough To Wake Up In,Part One

Following poem was inspired by my reading of my dear friend Susan Ashley's magnificent poem titled- "Quietus". Within A Realm Few Are Ever Unfortunate Enough To Wake Up In - Part One Within granite walls of loss and shame cast aside into nightmarish agony an innocent victim- born into a world of despair and dark caverns far, far from home waking to eerie gloom and strange surroundings She stumbles a step her tender heart falling into deeper aching beats lightning bolts and stormy rumbling echoes vibrate earth and sky- doom rises in the fiery East wicked winds churn ever more none but a truly valiant heroine could withstand such ferocity and growing fears how she wonders, can such dark come into this world wrecking such havoc, such pain its gaping jaws open so wide has not light and faith its powers slain as sorrows grew and all seemed so lost for a fleeting moment all sounds and reality ceased she heard a voice softly say child of mine, face fear with courage face life with fervor and hope lonely you are but alone you are not your dreams have born sweet fruits breathe again and return all is not lost.... Robert J. Lindley, 6-25-2020 Free Verse, ( And Light And Truth Shall Prevail ) Note - I want to thank my dear friend Susan Ashley for the inspiration given me to compose this free verse piece. And for granting permission for me to reference her very fine free verse poem - Quietus- as the inspiration given me. Of which, I am truly grateful my dear friend...

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Date: 6/27/2020 2:25:00 PM
I am enjoying this. Robert...
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/27/2020 9:57:00 PM
Thank you my friend.. I was inspired to enter into this creation and now have posted part two. With plans to later compose a final ending part three. Not sure when , but it is in the plan. God bless..
Date: 6/26/2020 8:48:00 PM
Indeed, your poem portrays someone close to the edge of disaster but saved from her angst by an intimate sharing with her Saving Grace - hope's Light in the darkness. Such elegant emotions and inspirations flow from your artistic pen, Robert. I loved the last four lines, potent in a positive connection to her need yet allowing a contrast to the mood of doom, giving the final impression that Light truly does conquer Dark. Brilliant poetry that moves the heart and soul to "breathe again and return/ all is not lost.." -a beautiful persuasion.. I am humbled and honored to know of the source of your inspiration, my dear friend. Thank you. Warmest wishes always, dear poet.. ~Susan
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/26/2020 10:28:00 PM
Thank you my friend. A blessing it was for me to be so inspired. I was just about to post part two when I logged in to the site and saw your comment. The greatest gift a poet may receive is inspiration garnered from another poet's work. For oft that poet may be blank-then read verse that show a light, a path , a promising journey into the soul of poetic creation. A most blessed gift such is. When such comes one must then write.. God bless...
Date: 6/26/2020 2:51:00 PM
thank you mr lindley, i truly needed this....its like i lost my inspiration along with my sis....but Life goes on and inspiration always comes back....it may not be the same, but just enjoy the new track....amazing as always mr lindley....
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/26/2020 4:28:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Sorry to hear of your great loss. Life and time heals even tho' it may be slow.. Ever look to the light and let each new dawn illuminate the positives in life.. God bless...