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    Safe Haven?

    Lulled by gentle, pulsing beat,
    Away from gaudy, noisome life,
    You float contented, warm, replete,
    Unthinking of the constant strife
    that will prevail once you are free,
    When pain has ripped you out of me.

    Cocooned in peaceful, sheltered dome
    where innocence is yours to keep,
    I long to keep you for my own,
    Wrapped up in love and fast asleep,
    A prisoner to hearts best lies.
    For when you’re born liberty dies.

    Alas for mother natures wiles
    In this she will not be denied
    Into the world with all its trials
    You will be born, my perfect child,
    So make the most of wombs fair peace
    Once you are free, shackles increase.
    Last edited by Cassie Hughes; 04-30-2017 at 03:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesNo View Post
    Weíll eventually get
    Some new day some may see
    Although maybe not me.
    I loved this in your piece! Wonderful work and thank you for sharing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassie Hughes View Post
    A prisoner to hearts best lies.
    For when youíre born liberty dies.
    ....
    So make the most of wombs fair peace
    Once you are free, shackles increase.
    Cassie that made one of my all time favorites on Litnet! I absolutely loved it, and the spin you took with it. Congratulations and can't wait to see what topic you pick!

    "Be careful of quotes you find on the internet, they may not always be true" -Abraham Lincon-

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    Congratulations, Cassie! That was a lovely poem!

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    Congratulations Cassie Hughes !
    Enchant Me

    Your very being a desire for answer
    Lament not your unassailable mystery
    Enchant me with your dreams

    5-14-2005

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    Yes perhaps being born is as dangerous a business as dying. Thank you for a new perspective.

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    Many thanks to you all. Sorry for the delay but have been away for a few weeks.
    I would like the next topic to be your shadow. Deadline will be 27th of this Month.
    Good luck.

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    Tree Shadows

    As a shadow moves it leaves little behind except a slightly cooler temperature that lasts briefly, but it will be back.

    I enter Chipilly Woods looking for trees and finding their sharp shadows crossing the trail. I see the muddied path ahead from recent spring rains and so I turn back. I donít mind the wetness but by returning now I would leave no more than a faint footprint behind.

    footprints on the path
    water filters through spring soil
    shadows turn with day

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    My Shadow

    my shadow is my
    constant companion
    when my countenance
    is bright... always
    my reminder to
    stay within the light

    5/13/2017


    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    Her shadow haunts her waking dreams
    Broken fragments of her soul scream

    Illuminated darkness hides the past
    From choices of a lot she didnít cast

    Bitter and broken, consistently abandoned
    Lost, to be found and again left stranded

    Walking a road of self-destruction
    Building walls for her own protection

    The fear of herself has only grown
    For she cannot escape, the shadow is her own

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    Throughout the day, sunlight traces
    The shapes in this room, and faces
    Run through my mind – they all answer to your name:
    Smiling, crying, silly faces, all of them the same,
    And all of them changing, as the room in sunlight:
    soft smiles of dawn change to laughter, shining bright
    in the afternoon, lingering, softening before the night,
    And disappearing in the dark. But your shadow is light.

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    the cool shade

    in the heat
    the shade is sunny
    it cools and it is funny
    and the shadow feels
    it can steal the show
    from its fellow glow
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    This is going to be so difficult to judge! Any one else care to enter the fray? You have until midnight tonight.

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    A wonderful array of entries. Thanks to everyone, it has not been an easy choice.
    My favourite lines are -

    As a shadow moves it leaves little behind except a slightly cooler temperature that lasts briefly, but it will be back.- YesNo

    always
    my reminder to
    stay within the light- tailor STATELEY

    The fear of herself has only grown
    For she cannot escape, the shadow is her own- stephofthenight

    Throughout the day, sunlight traces
    The shapes in this room, and faces
    Run through my mind – they all answer to your name-North Star

    the shadow feels
    it can steal the show
    from its fellow glow - cacian

    As ever I am going to go with the on that resonates most with me and that is....North Star.
    Last edited by Cassie Hughes; 05-29-2017 at 03:35 PM.

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    Congratulations North Star !!... and thank you Cassie Hughes !
    Enchant Me

    Your very being a desire for answer
    Lament not your unassailable mystery
    Enchant me with your dreams

    5-14-2005

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    Congratulations, North Star! Thank you, Cassie Hughes!

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