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Your Renegade Heart

Your renegade heart, so darkly pure Once scarred by light found insecure Our momentum of romanced waves converged Drowning all foundations of reserve But my faint mount failed to keep pace Across your tangled steeplechase When every question was a crime Smug sneers met any need of mine Callowness furled in fickle curls How you despised the unrepentant world! Yet, I thank you for this cruel clarity For if you are the villain, the hero is me So I flew on wings shed of regret With a strength you'd like me to forget Now, my second-hand heart, though incomplete Even ragged, tattered and stitched - still beats. 8/05/20

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Date: 8/19/2020 6:52:00 AM
- Congratulations on your win in Silent One's contest: INFLICTIONS :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/15/2020 4:09:00 AM
We always learn from those who act in a bad manner and you are better off without this individual.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest.
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Date: 8/9/2020 11:50:00 AM
Nice penning Michelle, good imagery and expression too. Take xare, Gordon
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Date: 8/7/2020 1:06:00 PM
This is an amazing write Michelle, too many original phrases to mention but callowness furled in fickle curls, well my my, I don't think that phrase has ever been written!! The obvious winner!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/8/2020 3:25:00 PM
Obviously ;)
Date: 8/6/2020 2:03:00 PM
You nailed this one! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 8/6/2020 1:12:00 PM
We are telepathically communicating. I've just posted a poem for Chantelle's 'Heart-Truth' contest, and here I am reading yours. Yours certainly takes wing! Mine, who knows?! Good luck in the contest! Joy and Light, Gershon
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/8/2020 3:28:00 PM
Thank you for always encouraging me, joy and light to you also!
Date: 8/6/2020 8:00:00 AM
God bless you with many more verses and wonderful as this one. Love and prayers sent your way, dear friend.
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Date: 8/6/2020 2:39:00 AM
Sorry to see this was non fiction Michelle, youre well rid. Good luck Tom
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/8/2020 3:35:00 PM
Isn't there a saying, 'Good riddance to bad rubbish?' Thanks for your comment, Tom.
Date: 8/6/2020 2:06:00 AM
Michelle, such heartless are renegade. Moving on is a positive way to look at every deemed failure. It makes you more strong. Well penned couplets. Cheers. Mohan
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/8/2020 3:30:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Mohan-
Date: 8/5/2020 10:17:00 PM
Run Michelle! RUN FLAT OUT! Do not look back! "Callowness furled in fickle curls How you despised the unrepentant world!" Wow.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/8/2020 3:24:00 PM
This person is far in my past, and the experience taught me to expect better treatment - so I am free, and happy, today-
Date: 8/5/2020 9:50:00 PM
"Drowning all foundations of reserve", to me, this is the 'wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles' sung about in Fiddler on the Roof. That love could take a helplessly reserved introvert like me and fashion me into a somewhat sociable being. I love "momentum of romanced waves converged". I imagine there is quite a tale to be told behind this poetry. Your heart is a strong one.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 8/5/2020 9:58:00 PM
Well, this is inspired by a relationship I had a long time ago, but it was one-sided and manipulative, so I finally ended it - thank you for the comment, John.