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FICTIONAL POEM FOR CONTEST

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icy tears fall like December rain-
within the shadow of a broken heart
I flee into ashes of a somber folly,
surrendering under the silent stars
I close my eyes and sway to the 
rhythm of your midnight lullaby;
(a melody I often replay in my mind)

in empty meadows where dandelions
once tarried, I await the moment
I can take a break and make an 
angel in the snow-
for I cannot breathe without you
right next to me

your colorless memory remembers
not our nights of irresistible passion-
I anticipate the harvest moon;
maybe I will see your silhouette within
the shadow of my broken heart



3. Within the shadow of a broken heart
August 7, 2019
Joseph May

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 8/26/2019 12:44:00 PM
Back with congrats on a top win ...don't want to say I knew it...but...
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Date: 8/26/2019 7:17:00 AM
Congratulations for your win with this beautiful poem :)
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Date: 8/25/2019 7:07:00 PM
Such a beautiful poem...one can feel the sadness through your words... Congratulations on your well deserved first place win...:) hugs
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Date: 8/25/2019 6:09:00 PM
This is very lovely Luloo. Congratulations on your deserving First Place win! xxoo
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Date: 8/25/2019 3:14:00 PM
A TOP win so well deserved..another brilliant write, Lu Loo.
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Date: 8/25/2019 2:51:00 PM
Your imagery is beautiful and sad luloo I especially like the final stanza :-) many congratulations on your win :-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/25/2019 1:24:00 PM
within the shadow of my broken heart...we've all had one of those once...congrats on your excellent win LuLoo. xoxo
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Date: 8/25/2019 12:52:00 PM
EXCELLENT. BIG CONGRATS to win.
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Date: 8/25/2019 12:37:00 PM
Returning my congratulations for a very worthy poem in the contest.
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Date: 8/25/2019 11:50:00 AM
Such a beautifully penned verse, Luloo, congrats on your well deserved first place. John
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Date: 8/25/2019 9:23:00 AM
Congratulations, delicate and tender.
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Date: 8/25/2019 8:56:00 AM
Oh, Lu Loo, you have penned a wonderfully poignant lament herein.The final stanza radiates an icy heat
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Date: 8/25/2019 8:28:00 AM
"Swaying to the rhythm of a melancholy lullaby"...Congrats on your win Lu Loo
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Date: 8/9/2019 3:04:00 PM
This so moving and lovely. I especially like the last two lines, Lu Loo! Janice
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/10/2019 4:54:00 AM
many thanks sweet Janice :)-luloo
Date: 8/8/2019 1:53:00 PM
This is an instant classic from your golden pen Laura...wonderful!
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/8/2019 7:39:00 PM
thank you very much :) -luloo