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You -
are my awakening ...
you, the soft shards of starlight
that hem my horizon - that crimp
the delicate corners of eventide
and mediate the twilight mists
of my meandering ...

You -
are my salvation ...
drawing me, torn and tired and tender
from a poisoned delirium ... this callow cad
of madding mirth and egregious empire
a vessel to care for and consecrate
wrecked upon your reef ...

You -
Are my oblivion ...
I, your obtuse angle - made precious
by the effort of your hand ... you wash the soles
of my feet, placing gilded bricks before me
this indigent urchin of Valhalla's streets
immortal by your intent ...

You -
are my supplication ... my ALL.




~ 1st Place ~  in the "Eight Word Challenge 9" Poetry Contest, John Hamilton, Judge & Sponsor.

( Eight mandatory words - Obtuse, Indigent, Egregious, Delirium, Delicate, Consecrate, Mediate, Awakening )

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Date: 9/12/2019 9:53:00 AM
This was a mesmerizing write Greg, it's never a surprise to see you in top spot. Congrats on another great win!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/15/2019 12:31:00 AM
Thank you so kindly, John, I am once again honored to make your list, and as I respect your opinion more than most, it is NEVER taken for granted! Blessings, my friend! :o)
Date: 9/12/2019 8:03:00 AM
Oh, you silver penned devil you!!!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/15/2019 12:31:00 AM
Ha! Thank you so much, John! :-)
Date: 9/12/2019 5:13:00 AM
I always am left in awe from your poetic creations your scenes always come to life so beautifully, I am not surprised to see you in the top spot! Congrats Greg :) hugs
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/15/2019 12:32:00 AM
That's very kind of you, Sandra, and I thank you so much - you are always sweet to me! Blessings!
Date: 9/12/2019 4:27:00 AM
Good morning, Greg. I am never surprised to see your creations garner a top win and this time I'm honored to share it with you. Your sentiments are always expressed with emotional depth and your chosen words enhance each line. Congratulations.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/15/2019 12:36:00 AM
Oh, this means a lot to me, Lin, and I am more than honored to share any podium with you, (or even below!) ... I'm really pleased you liked this one, as I put a bit "extra" into it from a deeper place, and it's tinged with a similar shadowy mystery that you used in your entry - something I have always admired in your work, that ability to walk a tender line. Many kind thanks to you, especially for stopping by - you are missed! Blessings! :o) <3
Date: 9/12/2019 1:12:00 AM
I am always in awe! A caliber of writing that deserves 10000 eyes! You are an inspiration. Lonna
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/15/2019 12:37:00 AM
You are so very kind, Lonna, and I am so very thankful for that kindness! Blessings! :-) <3
Date: 9/11/2019 10:42:00 PM
This poem totally deserves its First Placement Greg! You took those words and created a master piece including them! Congratulations on your wonderful First Place win! xxoo
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/15/2019 12:38:00 AM
Thank you very much, Connie, your opinion is one I value highly, and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this one ... this contests with required words are a challenge for me, so I'm happy if they reach anyone. Blessings, friend! :o) <3