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Author Name: TrialAnn 25 Comments
Date Added: April 13, 2006 11:04:53 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Cast Away
each day I bury another stone
you have thrown in anger
and they sail toward me
much less these days
(cast them elsewhere now)

each day I build another cairn
monuments to life
protecting me finally
from what once was
(symbolism becomes thickened skin)

each day I step further from you
you are not a daily thought now
I neither fear nor miss
pebbles dashed upon the pane
(your actions once shattered me)

each night I listen to the silence
his warmth and his words
unspoken yet understood
our glass houses deserted
(finally there is peace)

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Comment By: FreeBrianna Burton on May 14, 2010 06:58:55 PM Report
Beautiful! I can understand why you won an award for this, it's smashing! :)
Comment By: FreeAndrew on November 27, 2009 10:25:41 AM Report
easy to see why this garnered you an award - i love the self-examination and self-improvement aspects of how you have grown and moved on.  no sense of vindictive judgement here - it is what it is.  maybe you can educate me on the five-line stanza - seen it some, but not much.
Comment By: FreeBlack on July 25, 2009 08:56:10 AM Report
Congrats on a well earned reward, I enjoyed this poem and look forward to mulling over your work.

Comment By: FreeJohn on December 14, 2006 05:16:32 PM Report
Wonderful poem Ann. I really enjoyed it.
Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on November 25, 2006 03:42:37 AM Report
A belated congratulations on this terrific write Ann~
Truly well written piece...

Comment By: FreeJolanta Gradowicz on November 22, 2006 01:18:57 PM Report
Your poem is very good, Ann. Well written. Very interesting. Congratulations!
Comment By: FreeJames Thomas Whitworth on July 28, 2006 04:47:32 AM Report
each night I listen to the silence


A stand-out line in a work of beauty and eloquence. The line itself is a simple one but its conveyance of stillness and new found contentment is so expressive. The use of parentheses at the end of each stanza as a summation is an inspired touch. Great job, Ann!

Comment By: FreeCraig David Dawson on July 27, 2006 10:32:52 AM Report
a great poem..gongrats on the award


Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on July 5, 2006 09:40:31 PM Report
Amazing write Ann. I particularly like the way you've expressed your emotions from one stage to another.

It was indeed a pleasure reading this. Congratulations on your award.


Sharon JJ

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on June 11, 2006 12:10:16 PM Report
I always judge a poem on how it makes me feel as well as the content. This poem spoke of strength and resiliance, acceptance and peace.

Wonderfully contructed Ann

The award has found a very deserving owner.

Ali x

Comment By: FreePelagic Mind on May 25, 2006 09:42:34 AM Report
Nice piece Ann, reflective but optimistic as well... I like it... easy feel to the verse.
Comment By: FreeN.M.Sodergran on May 14, 2006 05:29:22 PM Report
Such a beautiful mastering of the metaphors! I had to look up 'cairn', so I learnt something too ;) congrats on the well deserved award! Cheers! Aeth
Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on May 9, 2006 11:09:50 PM Report
Ann this is so lovely to read! So deserving of this award.

Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on April 30, 2006 01:05:39 AM Report
Congrats on your' well deserved award Ann. Very nicely penned...Hugz...Jillian
Comment By: FreeChristin Mowery on April 27, 2006 05:26:21 PM Report
Wonderfully written. You're very talented! Congrats.
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on April 26, 2006 07:32:33 PM Report
very thoughtful stuff, Ann..This deserves the award..yer old pal, len
Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on April 24, 2006 03:25:06 PM Report
I always like motion in poetry. Not a sense of moving but the motion of going from anger to a more peaceful state. Congrats on your award.
Comment By: AdminRichardM on April 15, 2006 12:15:12 AM Report
Really a wonderful write. Great construction. I especially enjoyed the way you develop the feelings as they progress from angst towards the peace. One senses the journey travelled. Great job! Rich
Comment By: Freeb doneff on April 13, 2006 10:10:52 PM Report
Splendid work here Ann. Obvilously something that came from your heart. Loved the title, and the last verse hits home like nobody's business...Barbie
Comment By: PremiumKeith Overstreet on April 13, 2006 08:52:27 PM Report
Sounds like a difficult time in your life, now buried but piece has come. A heartfelt write Ann.
Comment By: Freeaaron payne on April 13, 2006 05:24:24 PM Report
'unspoken yet understood'
love this line. unspoken words are heard in your gut. aaron

Comment By: FreeKAREN on April 13, 2006 02:18:09 PM Report
Ann, this poem says so much and it can relate to so many different things...adding it to my favs...I understand the meaning behind it...
Comment By: FreeMeladori Magpie on April 13, 2006 01:04:03 PM Report
Reminds me of the last sigh of breath in something dieing.
Comment By: FreeRichard Thomas Cummings on April 13, 2006 12:35:48 PM Report
Well if you really want to know what I think.... GOOD POEM!!!!!!!!!!!~@!~2121`2` lmgfao rolf oh noes!!!!! IM'NM FUSITJBG!~~~~~~ HWEHAHAHAHA
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on April 13, 2006 11:41:38 AM Report
his warmth and his words
unspoken yet understood
our glass houses deserted
(finally there is peace




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