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Nimble Preeminence

Building walls around my heart secluded 
a second helping of worldly prevalence. 
Stunting evolving insight, purposely eluded,
to falter the pain of such an incidence. 
Finely crafting a masterpiece, a show
to entertain the ones who stand.
Indifferently freedom is offered to grow,
available to who takes the hand.
My emotions force a battering-ram, 
beating erratically, watching the darkness rip.
This feeling unexpected turned a friendship 
into something greater than I am. 
And I breathe deeply in the inevitable truth,
realizing that honesty will bring liberation,
that no wall will ever soothe,
the purest feeling in creation.
As stones fall loudly around me
and crush violently against the norm.
I light a roaring fire for you to see
should you seek it in the storm.
I am light and power, I am love and sound.
A great spirit in a small world, that cannot be bound.

Copyright © Jean Prinsloo | Year Posted 2008


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  1. Date: 1/19/2016 7:18:00 PM

    JEAN, I really enjoyed this poem thanks for sharing **SKAT**
  1. Date: 11/30/2008 7:56:00 AM

    Jean - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John
  1. Date: 11/18/2008 3:33:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 11/17/2008 8:56:00 AM

    Jean - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless
  1. Date: 11/11/2008 8:16:00 AM

    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar
  1. Date: 11/3/2008 7:38:00 AM

    Well done for making it to the Semi's. best of luck for the finals. Pravir
  1. Date: 10/24/2008 2:55:00 PM

    Nice use of imagery to convey your thoughts in this one. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen
  1. Date: 10/22/2008 3:37:00 PM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 10/19/2008 9:09:00 PM

    Thats right - Very beautiful and strong in character - Congrats on being featured this week - God Bless
  1. Date: 10/19/2008 5:02:00 PM

    Congratulations Jean on your beautiful poetry being featured this week. Love, Shar