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Loneliness



Inside this Gothic womb, now but only a cold cavernous hollow the votive flames steal away in puffs of smoke as I kneel, atom-like, lost in loneliness. Alabaster angels hungrily swallow empty space till they break - bleeding prayers seeking life’s meaning darkly staining the stained glass windows with nothingness. Susan Ashley 2/18/2019 ~ Tenth Place ~ Reflect That Emotion Poetry Contest Nina Parmenter

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  1. Date: 3/20/2019 1:49:00 PM

    Hello Susan,yes that is loneliness for sure. Have a nice day my friend.
  1. Date: 3/14/2019 1:23:00 PM

    Back with congrats on your win, (and a message for you in soup mail). Best wishes, Gershon
  1. Date: 3/13/2019 9:52:00 AM

    This dark piece is brilliantly written Susan. Congratulations on your win! : ) xxoo
  1. Date: 3/4/2019 3:50:00 AM

    As always Susan a pleasure reading your amazing work! And yes a fav! Hope your week is as wonderful as your poetry!
  1. Date: 3/2/2019 11:38:00 AM

    Hi Susan, loneliness is something I seem to have always felt. I know this feeling well. You have captured its essence in this exceptional write. Congratulations on your placement in the contest. It is nice to read a few poems from you again. This is a true poetic gem. A fave. Have a wonderful Saturday. Hugs....Mike. XX
  1. Date: 3/1/2019 11:10:00 AM

    You have captured the feeling of loneliness in your wonderfully written poem. Have a blessed weekend Susan my dear friend!
  1. Date: 2/28/2019 9:06:00 AM

    I previously replied and now it does not show. This my dear friend your usual exceptional high standard of great poetry. A fav a true gem.. .
  1. Date: 2/27/2019 10:33:00 AM

    I really like this, Susan. Really, really. It's a FAVE for me. I especially like the blending of the religious imagery with the atomization/alienation motif. Very, very effectively executed! (soupmail). Best wishes always, Gershon
  1. Date: 2/27/2019 5:21:00 AM

    My Dear Susan, Excellence emits from your heart to your pen because you are poetry!
  1. Date: 2/25/2019 6:30:00 PM

    Loveluy, Susan. Congrats on your win.
  1. Date: 2/24/2019 1:29:00 AM

    OH! WOW! I like yours better than mine! So powerful, such a strong sense of place, such excellent use of objects around you. Beautiful! Loneliness is just an empty ache, isn't it.
  1. Date: 2/23/2019 11:49:00 AM

    Vivid in its darkness!! Congrats on your intense depiction of this emotion.
  1. Date: 2/23/2019 11:03:00 AM

    You captured loneliness in all its dark, gothic complexities, Susan. Your imaginative descriptions are brilliant! Congrats on your win :)
  1. Date: 2/23/2019 10:30:00 AM

    this is an intense and painful loneliness—and Oh the last two lines are so powerful! Art in every word. Poetry. Congratulations.
  1. Date: 2/23/2019 9:27:00 AM

    WoW! Susan, I could feel an intense lonelines within this write! Congratulations on a well deserved win:-) Alexis
  1. Date: 2/23/2019 9:26:00 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Susan! Janice
  1. Date: 2/18/2019 9:17:00 PM

    Loneliness captured in a few lines, well written Susan . Tom.
  1. Date: 2/18/2019 3:36:00 PM

    love the metaphors which deliver the pang of loneliness, susan... lovely write!... huggs
  1. Date: 2/18/2019 2:50:00 PM

    What a creative way to describe loneliness, Susan! Painting an abstract word is hard, but you managed to do that with six lines of pure poetry. ~ Best wishes for a win, my friend. ~ Warm regards // paul
  1. Date: 2/18/2019 2:43:00 PM

    The last line embellished a beautiful poem that needed no additional embellishment.
  1. Date: 2/18/2019 2:11:00 PM

    Awesome feeling. I really like that last line woah.

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